North Devon captain Ed Yeo said he would be happy to watch everyone else make runs if it produces wins like the one over Heathcoat.

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

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North Devon captain Ed Yeo said he would be happy to watch everyone else make runs if it produces wins like the one over Heathcoat.

Dan Bowser, Callum Hotham and Josh King all hit half-centuries in North Devon’s total of 324 for six.

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

Although Reid Mawdsley made 52 in the Heathcoat reply, the big knocks needed from others didn’t happen.

Heathcoat were 178 for six when rain stopped play with little more than 10 overs to go.

No one needed the Duckworth-Lewis handbook to tell him Heathcoat had lost.

“The best thing I did was get out for 10 and watch everyone else get runs,” said Yeo.

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

“I would happily get zero every week if the team scores 300.”

Yeo added: “Dan Bowser and Tom Popham got us off to a great start then Callum batted superbly.

“Rob Ayre rolled back the years stroking 44.

“Josh King batted and bowled awesomely, along with Alf Huxtable and Jack Hockin.”

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

Bowser (50) and Tom Popham (33) gave North Devon a 52-run start, which was kept going by Tom Ansell (33) and Ayre.

Heathcoat were a bowler short with Jack Menheneott in hospital with a broken finger and had to fiddle through the last 10 overs as best they could.

Hotham and King were quick to take advantage in a rapid stand of 112 for the sixth wicket.

Hotham made 67 off 58 balls with six fours and a six – positively pedestrian compared to King.

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

His 57 arrived off 32 deliveries with six fours and three sixes.

Jackson Thompson and J J Smit were the only Heathcoat bowlers to bowl full spells cheaply.

Jack Popham (2-25) got into Heathcoat’s top order, leaving Mawdsley (52) and Sam Smith (34) to rebuild in a stand of 59.

With Mawdsley out of the way and Smith not lasting too much longer, Heathcoat slipped further behind the clock.

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

Jack Hockin (2-15) picked up late wickets in Heathcoat’s final total. Smit finished on 32 not out.

North Devon 1st XI are at home again this Saturday when Bradninch pay a visit to the Sandhill.

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North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart

North Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt SmartNorth Devon entertained Heathcote at Instow in the Devon Cricket League on Saturday. Picture: Matt Smart