NORTH Devon were on the end of a two-ton assault in their drawn game away to Sandford in the Premier Division. Sandford pair Adrian Small and Richard Foan both hit centuries in a whopping total of 304 for four. Opener Small occupied the crease for 42 over

NORTH Devon were on the end of a two-ton assault in their drawn game away to Sandford in the Premier Division.Sandford pair Adrian Small and Richard Foan both hit centuries in a whopping total of 304 for four.Opener Small occupied the crease for 42 overs making 101 before he was bowled by Rob Gear. Small faced 137 balls and hit 13 fours.Foan, who came in at one for one following the early demise of Matt Theedom to Martin Gear for a duck, helped himself to 158. with 19 fours and a six.The stand between Small and Foan was worth 220 and was within touching distance of the Premier Division record, set in 1997 by North Devon pair Chris Rogers and Martin Gear, who scored 229 against Barton.North Devon's bowlers all came under the lash with Stuart Rhodes (0-82) and Rob Gear (2-93) getting tapped around in their.When North Devon got to the end of their 50-overs they were 214 for eight having clung on for a draw.North Devon lacked someone willing to take the contest to the Sandford bowlers as a succession of batters got in, got settled and got out without going on to make a big score.When North Devon were 71 for three in reply, the men out were Neil Bettis (25), Rhodes (28) and Rob Gear (9). Dan Bowser thrashed a quick 30 and Mike Hedden took a bit more time over his 45.Doug Hondo (3-68) picked off Bowser and Hedden - Bowser caught at mid-wicket, Hedden caught behind - and from 152 for five the game drifted to a draw.North Devon lost Rob Ayre and Dan Pickard cheaply as they slumped to 153 for seven.When James Palmer (2-34) nipped out Jason Hayes at 182 there were eight overs to and North Devon were determined to use all of them.Martin Gear (30no) and Matt Westaway (18no) took the safety first path to a draw.l NORTH Devon 2nd XI were on the receiving end of 313 for three in their meeting with Sandford, but managed to hang on for a draw.Sandford opener Russ Discombe blazed away for an unbeaten 112 not out and shared in stands of 87 with Mike Durrand (45), 75 with skipper Brian Leach (52) and 128 unbroken with Peter Glass (82no). North Devon were always long-odds to get the runs, but Sandford didn't look like bowling them out either and the game meandered to a predictable draw.Bob Heaman (39) and Scott Amos (48) put on 109 for the first wicket, Steve Screech (41) and Warren Miller (65no) put on 69 for the third and James Starkey (28no) put on 62 unbroken at the end with Aussie Miller.Discombe (2-21) was the most effective of Sandford's bowlers.