Ed Yeo showed his old Exmouth club-mates no mercy with a killer innings in North Devons 86-run win in the Tolchards Devon Premier. Yeo played for Exmouth in 2008 either side of stints with Torquay and Barnstaple & Pilton. His knock of 141 at Instow turned the game between North Devon and Exmouth on its head after the visitors had the best of the pre-drinks session. Somersets Craig Overton, making a rare appearance for his club side, had been and gone for 28, which was definitely a bonus for Exmouth. The primary run-getter before Yeo went in at 113 for five had been Tom Ansell (57). Exmouth were just starting to encounter problems in their bowling attack; they were a bowler light after losing George Greenway to an injury in the pre-match warm-up. Yeo and Kyle Verreynne were quick to take advantage, rattling up a stand of 153 in 19 overs as Exmouth chased leather, or retrieved it from the nearby beach! Yeo offered a chance on 120 when he just cleared a fielder at long-on, who was deceived by the wind into running past a possible catch. It went for six instead. Verreynne was finally out for 57 off 54 balls, but Yeo kept going and going. He was the last man out on 338, caught on the boundary by Alvin Pollard off the bowling of David Lye. Yeo hit 12 fours and eight sixes having faced 96 balls in 97 minutes at the crease. Lye finished with figures of five for 82, which included a hat-trick. Aaron Paul had three for 59. Exmouth were bordering on seven-an-over territory from the start and were soon behind the clock as Josh King (2-47) and Matt Westaway (3-43) kept them in check. Lye hit 43 in a running total of 103 for six and Dan Pyle made 76 quicker than run-a-ball rate before he was fourth out at 150. As the rate crept up to nine-an-over, it was clear Exmouth were out of contention. Sensible batting from Bob Dawson (23), skipper Richard Baggs (36) and Finlay Marks (26no) took Exmouth to 252 for nine and maximum bonus points. North Devon are away to leaders Sidmouth this Saturday.