NORTH Devon lost for the first time this season when Plymouth turned them over by 38 runs at Instow. North Devon were top of the Premier table going into the latest round of fixtures, but not anymore as Sidmouth won at Paignton to oust them. James Toms to

NORTH Devon lost for the first time this season when Plymouth turned them over by 38 runs at Instow.

North Devon were top of the Premier table going into the latest round of fixtures, but not anymore as Sidmouth won at Paignton to oust them.

James Toms top scored with 61 as Plymouth reached 228 for nine in 50 overs.

David Burke then snatched six for 74 as North Devon were bowled out for 190 in reply.

Toms, fresh from making a century against Braunton seven days earlier, shared in stands of 54 with Nick Read (19) and 79 with debutant Andrew Mason. (41).

Toms, who hit eight fours, was fourth out at 140 when he was stumped off the bowling of Billy Curtis.

Callum Whittaker (23) and man of the match Burke (31), took Plymouth safely past 200. Both fell to spinner Rob Gear, wh­o was North Devon's most successful bowler with five for 55 from 14 overs.

North Devon lost Neil Bettis and Craig Overton cheaply as Burke warmed up with a couple of wickets.

Gear (50), firstly with Dan Bowser (12) then Matt Nobes (22) took North Devon up to 107 for four.

Nobes went at 121 for five - Burke's fifth scalp - followed by Jas Kalsi, who failed to trouble the scorers.

North Devon seldom block it out for a draw of they think there is a marginal chance of winning, a strength that can backfire on them.

Jamie Overton (35) tried to see it through with the tail and at 189 for eight it was game on again.

Charlie Hill (2-30) induced Overton to flick a catch to Burke at mid-off and with him out of the way the end wasn't long coming.