Action from finals day at Budleigh Salterton last summer

HOLDERS Torquay defend their Servicemaster Clean Devon T20 title today in the final round of pool games.

Paignton is the venue for the pool one play-off, which sees the hosts up against Sidmouth then Torquay.

Sidmouth play Torquay in the last match of the day.

The other pool to be played out is at Budleigh Salterton, where Cullompton are the visitors.

Plympton were due to be the third competing team but pulled out due to team-raising issues.

“It is disappointing but with the many changes made throughout the club this week we would not have been able to put through a side that would have been appropriate for the competition,” said Plympton skipper Craig Donohue.

Chudleigh were in a similar situation last Sunday when they were due to host Premier sides North Devon and Heathcoat.

Heathcoat will entertain North Devon in a one-off, provisionally fixtured for May 30.

Plymouth are through in pool six following a round robin at Cornwood.

Cornwood defeated Abbotskerswell by eight wickets in game one after holding them to 91 for nine. Matt Tamsett took an impressive four for 10 in four overs and Josh Goodliffe three for 18.

Stands of 42 between Nathaniel Bell (38no) and Adam Goodliffe (13), then 34 between Bell and Matt Skeemer (24) got the job done.

Cornwood never got going in game two against Plymouth, who bowled them out for 75 and knocked off the runs with  six wickets in hand.

Joe Hagan-Burt (4-18) did the damage with the ball, then hit a top score of 34 in the chase.

Plymouth had a tougher path to victory in the final game against Abbotskerswell, which they won by 12 runs defending 137 for seven.

A stand of 60 between Dan Moore (25) and Hagan-Burt (39) formed the backbone of the total. Rob Bennett’s 34 off 21 balls – three sixes, two fours – helped.

Abbots’ bowler Elliott Adams (2-19) managed a T20 rarity by bowling a maiden over!

James Westlake (20) plus bits and pieces got Abbot up to 72 for three. Charlie Hill (34) kept going, but Teddy Haffenden’s two for 15 from four put Abbots behind the clock and they slowed to 125 for eight.

Exeter withdrew from the pool two festival at Sandford, which left the hosts to play Bradninch in a winner-takes-all affair.

Sandford raced to 151 for seven – Neil Bettis larruping 51 off 32 balls – and Bradninch were 149 all out with four overs to go.

Bettis shared stands of 41 with Ryan Glass (32) and 40 with Richard Foan. Shaun Hawkins (26) chipped in.

Jamie Palmer (3-25) and Chris Simpson (3-32) posed problems at either end of the Bradninch innings, But in the middle Rory Thomas (25) and Max Mortimer (13) made inroads.

Will Squire (37) and Leon Horne (28) both fell to Simpson in a frantic finish.