MO Salman and Matt Skeemer ensured there were no slip-ups as table-topping Cornwood cruised to a five-wicket win over Plympton.

Plympton stop-started their way to 158 all out in 40.3 overs – Dave Wrench top scoring with a patient 43off 70 balls.

Wickets fell steadily to the Goodliffe brothers – Adam (3-13) and Josh (2-24) as Cornwood stumbled to 92 for seven.

Wrench wrung out runs from the bottom half of the order to give the bowlers a fighting chance.

Matt Tamsett (4-20) spun through the last of the resistance.

Cornwood were 15 for two after a double strike by Jacob Caunter (3-29) and still had some work to do when Owen Gannon fell at 54 for three.

Salman (65no) and Skeemer (34) knocked 66 off the target en-route to Cornwood’s sixth successive win.

Salman, who hit nine fours and a six during a 96-ball stay, had support from Matt Butterworth and Craig Harris getting Cornwood over the line.

Cornwood are 10 points clear at the top of the table with Torquay (105pts) and Paignton (101) the only sides in touching distance with a third of the season gone.

Cornwood skipper Skeemer felt the hard work done by the bowlers restricting Plympton to 158.

He added: Adam Goodliffe bowled really well up top and Matt Tamsett was brilliant cleaning up at the end,” said Skeemer.

“We were always comfortable chasing that total and Sal was excellent making sure we got there.”

Losing captain Craig Donohue had no complaints, saying: “Cornwood were better than us today.”

“Salman was the key wicket and we couldn't get him.

“We were 55 for five and from there it was always going to be tough, even on a good wicket and a quick outfield.

“We got to 150-odd to give us a chance, but Sal's innings took it away from us.”

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