Ipplepen swap Penrice for Penrice + Hatherleigh depleted + Pympton promote Waltz
Ipplepen replace one Penrice for another against visiting Paignton.
Mawgan Penrice kept wicket against Barton last Saturday, but has university commitments. Gareth Penrice dons the gloes.
Jack Lewis, who also keeps, is likewise not available and is replaced by San de Friend as an additional batter.
Paignton who, in the words of skipper Chris Kelmere ‘subjugated’ Plympton by 10 wickets first tome out, are unchanged.
“We're going into the game looking to carry on our momentum and pick up maximum points,” said Kelmere.
“We are aware, however, that Ipplepen are capable of producing an upset, given the players they have and their home advantage as very few players like to play on their pitch.”
Plympton will be looking to bounce back from that mauling when they host Hatherleigh.
David Wrench (work), James Carr (work), Adam Sellick (hamstring pull) are all out.
Andy Walter comes out of 2nd XI retirement to play, Ryan Skinner is promoted after taking a hat-trick in the 2nd XI and Jamie Lee come in.
Hatherleigh have huge team problems for the game, which skipper Mark Lake says will make an already tough game tougher.
“No away game is ever easy and Plympton will be no different,” said Lake.
“I'm sure they will be looking to bounce back from there defeat last week.
“Player availability is a big issue for us at the moment.
“I have six or seven 1st XI cricketers not playing this weekend which will make things tough, but every club has this issue I'm sure throughout the season.
“It doesn't help at all but it's no excuse. We have to go there and perform because we still have a lot of quality in the side.”
Barton – away to Lewdown – are unchanged after beating Ipplepen.
“Looking to improve on areas that let us down last week and build some early season momentum,” said skipper Adam Parker.
Bradninch have been given an assurance there won’t be a problem playing at Budleigh tomorrow.
Ottermouth was ruled out for a second team game last Saturday as it recovered from waterlogging and the game switched to Woodbury.
Midweek rain caused alarm bells to ring at Bradninch, especially as last season’s corresponding game was called off in similar circumstances.
“We've been assured that the pitch will be playable after the midweek rain we've had, so there's no need for a reserve ground,” said Bradninch captain Tim Piper.
Budleigh were heavily beaten at Sandford last Saturday, not that Piper is reading much into that result as Budleigh’s recruitment during the winter has shown they mean business.
“Even though Budleigh got handed a thrashing last week, I imagine they will be up near the top come the end of the season.
“All of our lads are feeling good and playing well and we're looking forward to the game. It should be a good battle.”
Chris Acton is selected in the only change to the side.
Sandford will be looking to make it two out of two at the top of the table when they visit Chudleigh.
The last time the sides met was back in 2007 when both were Premier Division sides.
“We haven't played against Sandford for about nine years now so I'm not sure what to expect,” said Chudleigh captain Ed Foreman, whose side lost to Hatherleigh in the opening round.
“Obviously they are a good side and beat another good side (Budleigh) last week so we will have to be at our best to get something from the game.
“We will be trying to put last weeks batting performance out of our minds and move on.”
Sandford are minus the services of Adrian Small, Richard Tucker (stag do) and Toby Lochead (work) unavailable.
Russell Discombe and Shaun Hawkins are back and Freddie Filor, the Exeter school captain, comes in. All three bowl and bat.
Chudleigh seamer Matt Ball is in for unavailable Hugh Stronge.