Devon U11s. Back (left to right): Paul Heard (coach), Julian Hayter, Harry Southgate, Will Maunder, George Tapley, Surya Suresh, Rohan Cross, Martin Brice (mgr). Front: Jonathan Triner, Ben Kay, Harry Williams, Morgan Couch, Harry Mount, Will Popham

DEVON Under-11s wasted no time getting back to winning ways when they handed out a 94-run hammering to Cornwall.

After the seriously under-par performance against Gwent, when Devon lost their 100 per cent record, a response was needed to satisfy coach Paul Heard.

Perranporth CC did a great job getting the match on due to recent heavy rains, but both sides knew it could be a bad toss to lose on a green top.

Devon were put in and, without holidaying run machine Fin Hall, made a slow start.

Julian HyterDevon reached 23 before Morgan Couch (14) fell and then 28 when Harry Southgate was run out by a direct throw from the boundary going for a second run.

It was time for Julian Hayter and Harry Williams to rebulid the innings.

Batting remained difficult but Hayter and Williams compiled a partnership of 78 before Williams went for 16.

Two more quick wickets fell, but Hayter was not one of them.

Hayter finally fell on 150 for a gutsy 74 off 104 balls - 10 fours and a six - to a delivery that kept low.

His innings was a superb mix of patience, shot selection and putting the bad ball away when they came, helping Devon to 166 for seven in 40 overs.

There was no repeat of the poor bowling performance against Gwent as Devon set about dismantling the Cornwall batting line up.

Will Popham, bowling with real intent, dispatched two early on to leave Cornwall 6-2.

Cornwall were 31-2 after 13 overs, but things went Devon's way quickly after the break.Will Popham

Cornwall's innings quickly became 38-6 as Ben Kay, Surya Suresh and Jonathan Triner put Devon firmly on top.

Cornwall subsided to 72 all out in the 30th over when Popham (4-9) returned to pick up two more wickets.

A much better performance and a much happier post-match debrief for players and coaches.

Next up for the Boys is the ESCA Festival at Kings College, Taunton from   August 13-18.

It's sure to be a tough competition with matches against Leicestershire, Cornwall U12 Development, Kent, Lancashire and Cheshire on the agenda.