C Division West: Woolnough steers Shaldon home + Pengelly skittles Cornwood
CORNWOOD II are rock bottom in the C Division West having slipped to a five-wicket defeat at Bridestowe.
It was the Corns second successive defeat and leaves them propping up the table with Chagford and Plympton for company.
Cornwood were 13 for four and 30 for six after an early duffing up by Tom Boother (25) and on the back foot ever after.
Charles Knight (30) and Andy Bees (14) put on 59 for the seventh wicket, which helped give the Cornwood bowlers something to defend.
Lee Baker struck twice early on to give Cornwood some hope, but Bridestowe blocked him and Bees out then got going again.
Brandon Horn (22) and Mark Fogerty (17no) chipped away at the deficit, 24 wides helped, and the target was passed in the 29thover.
SHALDON held Plympton II to 158 for eight and beat them by six wickets with more than 10 overs to go.
Plympton’s Rob Walker went in at 46 for two and was still there 102 balls later on 51 not out.
Stands 33 with Chris Dawe (22) and 56 unbroken with Josiah Caunter (22no) moved the board along in the second half.
Ryan Bougourd, a Premier Division champion with Bovey Tracey last summer, was Shaldon’s leading bowler with four for 17 off nine overs. Dan McKenna (2-19) was nearly as mean.
Shaldon knocked off the runs in bite-sized chunks, all of which featured Dan Woolnough, who went in first wicket down and made 56 not out.
Skipper Todd Ballman (21) and Tshepo Legodi (31no) were the main supporting acts.
ASHBURTON were on the sharp end of an eight-wicket defeat when they entertained Lewdown.
Tom Pengelly took five Ashes wickets for 17 runs as the home side were dismissed for 133.
Ashley Berry (28), Dan Coles (22) and Will Coon (34no) got early runs, but from 108 for five it all went pear shaped.
Dave Ball (71) and Ollie Brown (13) got Lewdown up to 96 for two. Pengelly’s unbeaten 28 wraped-up victory with more than 16 overs to go.
Losing skipper Berry said: “We didn’t really hit our marks with bat or ball but the guys gave a really good effort, as always.
"It was a good game fought by two clubs in similar situations. At this early stage, its intriguing how this league is going to pan out.”
BOVEY Tracey II continued on their winning way at the top of the table when they defeated Dartington & Totnes by 70 runs.
A 59-run opening stand between Derek Perry (27) and Callum Stanley (39) was the launchpad towards a total of 191 for seven.
Ben Steer (40) and Brad Causey (37) helped with a further partnership worth 60 runs.
Harry Baxendale (3-20) continued his early season form with the ball. Chris Cook (1-28) gave little away.
Darts were all out for 121 in the 36thover. After openers Matt Sevior (45) and Ian Bransdon (13) put on 31, there wasn’t a partnership worth more than 24 – and that was between last pair Harold Stevenson (15) and Tyler Walton (9).
Wickets were shared round with veteran left-armer Jeremy Christophers (4-13) having the best return.
KINGSBRIDGE have yet to drop a point after making it two on the trot at the top of the table with a 76-run win over Chagford
Openers James (38) and Freddie Ford (38) put on 72 – helped by 41 extras including 21 no-balls – and the runs kept coming all the way to 277 for eight.
Freddie Ford and James Fletcher (20) added 73, and Ashley Treeby (74) was joined by Chirag Appa (26) in another stand worth 94 for the fourth wicket.
Eight Chagford bowlers had a go, of which only Del Lammonby (1-32) and Jake Griffiths (1-27) kept it below four an over.
Chagford were all out in reply for 101, leaving 12 overs out there at the end.
Opener and captain Lammonby was ninth out for 42. No one else made more than seven.
Bhanu deSilva had four Chagford wickets for 21 run and Neil Peach impressive stats of three for 11 from nine overs.