First five-wicket haul - Teddy Haffenden



DEVON U12s’ winning streak continued when a 135-run victory over Gwent at Heathcoat made it six from six for the season.

On a pitch that has a tinge of green and looked to offer assistance to the team bowling first skipper Harry Passenger he won the toss and elected to bat.

The early loss of in-form opener Jake Pascoe, followed soon by the dismissal of Lawrence Walker, reduced Devon to 8-2.

Alec Holifield (17) joined Cameron Ford (21) and soon got the scoreboard moving again as the pair added 43 for the third

Devon were 51 for four after losing Holifield and Ford and a big partnership was required.

Passenger was joined by Filleigh’s Ed Butler and the pair added 93, Butler particularly impressive with some clean strikes, including a six over mid-wicket and some straight hitting down the ground.

When Passenger was bowled for 31, the score had moved on to 144. Braunton’ Jack Whittaker soon followed and when Butler was caught on the mid-wicket boundary going for another six for an impressive 59 from 48 balls Devon were 160 for seven.

The Devon innings was in danger of falling away. However, Matt Jeacock (17) and James Tyler (19) got the score up to 190 before the hosts were bowled out with one ball left for 205.

Pryce picked up an early wicket from a smart catch at square leg by Ford and with the run-out of the other opener Devon made the start that they wanted.

Plymouth’s young leg-spinner Teddy Haffenden then took centre stage, dismantling the Gwent innings with his first five-wicket county haul.

Haffenden returned five for 22 from his eight overs.

There was a victim for Jeacock before Jacob Kopparambil finished things off by taking the final two wickets.

This is six from six now with Somerset and Cornwall the remaining fixtures before the squad head to Taunton for the ESCA Festival.