YOUNG North Devon cricketers came runners-up in the first of four Devon inter-regional festivals for under-nines held at Bideford Cricket Club. The team drawn from North Devon, Hatherleigh, Barnstaple, Chulmleigh and Bideford cricket clubs defeated South

YOUNG North Devon cricketers came runners-up in the first of four Devon inter-regional festivals for under-nines held at Bideford Cricket Club.The team drawn from North Devon, Hatherleigh, Barnstaple, Chulmleigh and Bideford cricket clubs defeated South Devon in their opening match 189-143. In the final they met East Devon, who had previously beaten West Devon. The East ran out winners 157-119. Now they are hoping to go one better at festivals in the other three districts later in the season.The North Devon team - Fenton Davies, David Davies, Alex Hannam (capt), Niall Leahy, Tom Brend, Rafe Yewdall, Declan Smale, Alex Marden and Antony Liu - are pictured with manager Rodney Davies and umpire Rod Hannam.