D Division West round-up

STOKE Gabriel completed a championship winning season in the D Division West with a hefty eight-wicket win at Kenn.

Ed Bragg (52), James Gosling (38) and Ben Gannon (33) were Kenn’s main scorers in a tally of 173 all out.

Stoke’s Andy Ball took out the top three on his way to four for 24 and there were three wickets for Nick Gwynne (3-36).

Jack Tolley (54) and Gwynne (35) made an 89-run dent in the target, which left Andy Kingdon (66no) to conclude proceedings in the 28thover.

Stoke finished 50 points clear at the top of Paignton, who beat relegated Torquay 2ndXI by 164 runs at Cockington.

Hadleigh Scott-Kirk clubbed four sixes in an over on his way to a rapid half-century in Plymouth’s 272 for seven.

Phil Taylor took five Torquay wickets as the home side were all out for 108.

Yelverton went up in third place thanks to a 58-run win over relegated Barton 2ndXI.

Fourth-placed South Devon had a slender chance of catching Yelverton if they beat Plymouth CS&R, which they did, and the Moorlanders lost at Cricketfield Road.

Yelverton eased along to 207 for eight in 45 overs with runs up top from Ben Grove (32) and Rob Grove (32) and a top-up from number nine Tom Richards (47).

Martin Powell, a Barton 1stXI player when they won the Premier Division and Devon Cup way back in 1987, continued his comeback with two for 14 off nine overs.

Sam Crompton had three for 28 and there were two wickets apiece for Dan Keylock and James Cooper as Barton were held to 149 for nine in reply.

There were more extras (25) than any of the leading run getters made. Gary Spencer (22) shaded runs off the bat from Adrian Lipton (21) and Callum Crocker (20).

South Devon completed the double over Civil with a 205-run win at Roborough.

Dinesh Raheza had 107 and Richie Beaumont made 61 not out in a rush in South Devon’s 287 for five.

Joe Kitto (5-17) put the skids under Civil, who were all out for 81.

Whitchurch, safe from relegation worries, were undone by Marc Smith in their 64-run loss away to Paignton 2ndXI.

Smith hit a top score of 85 in Paignton’s 217 for six, then took five for 41 as Whitchurch were dismissed for 151. Dan Poole made an unbeaten 32.