Fin Hall - hard-earned runs for Whitchurch against Plymouth

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Tideford v Plymstock

PLYMSTOCK visited the Port Eliot Estate in the hunt for their first league victory of the season.

It was Tideford who won the toss and they chose to take to the crease first and set a target for their visitors.

Plymstock's bowlers struck at regular intervals and despite starts from Ben Farrant (12), Evan Spencer (16) and Ajay Bond (10) no one could go on against the bowling attack, led by Alistair Bond's 3-9, and 2 wickets apiece for Harrison Baines and Connell Musgrave.

Tideford finished on 88-9 at the end of their 20 overs.

Alistair Bond (37no) then set about chasing the score down with fellow opener Tom Elliott, and both started well until Elliott fell for 23.

Denzil Brown (16no) joined Bond at the crease and these two saw Plymstock to a nine-wicket victory, getting them off the mark for the season.

Cornwood v Tideford U14

WITH the U14 division in full swing, and the weather being relatively kind, all eyes were on Tideford's trip to Cornwood.

The home side won the toss and decided to let their visitors bat first.

Chris Aire (20) and Ben Hedley (25) started well as they have done on several occasions this season and further impetus was added through Ajay Bond (14) as Tideford closed on 121-4.

Jack Lane was the star with the ball, taking 2-16.

In reply, Ciaran Gray blasted 46 before being run out, and despite wickets falling, Harry Harris (31no) stuck around and continue the good work up top to see Cornwood home by five wickets with just over 7 overs left.

Plympton St Mary v Buckland U14

It had been a glorious day but when Buckland arrived at Plympton it started raining.

The match was reduced to 16 overs due to the weather.

The rain stopped and ground was in great condition and dried quickly allowing the game to get underway.

Buckland called correctly at the coin toss and elected to bat first and put in a great performance with 50 plus stands from all pairs losing just 1 wicket on way to 167 after 16 overs.

A great innings from one of our youngest players Will Harvey finishing on 47 not out, the other run getters were Charlie Elkington (52no), Billy Spry (31no) and Jonathan Griffiths (23).

The rain briefly started again as Plympton took to the crease but again quickly stopped allowing the match to continue.

Plympton batted well with Matt Roberts finishing on 38 not out but Buckland fielded well and managed to keep the runs down to 94 after the 16 overs, taking 4 wickets in the process, Billy Spry claiming 2-10.

A score that on most days would probably of been enough to win but Buckland took the spoils with a 73 run victory.

Good atmosphere and a great evening of cricket for all the boys and girls.

Whitchurch v Plymouth U14

TWO days after the cup quarter final, these two teams met again in the league.

This time the visitors called correctly at the toss and elected to bat first.

Plymouth started well with Teddy Haffenden (34) and Ethan Carlisle (50no) putting on 90 for the first wicket.

James Grigg (29) and Noah Carlisle (12) continued to push things along and after 20 overs Plymouth had amassed 159-5.

Ben Carty fighting back for Whitchurch, taking 2-2 in the final over.

In reply, Whitchurch were quickly reduced to 16-2 but Tyler Hunt fought back with some lusty blows before falling to a catch by Ethan Carlise off the bowling of Molly Marsh.

Fynn Hall stuck around for a dogged 26 before being stumped by Noah Carlise off the bowling of George Jagger.

Teddy Haffenden then took 2-18 as Whitchurch's chase faltered and there was a debut league wicket for Joe Lord, taking a great catch off of his own bowling to remove Joshua Hawkins.

Whitchurch  were left on 107-7 at stumps, meaning Plymouth had won by 52 runs.

Yelverton v Plympton St Maurice

LANGTON Park was the scene for Plympton St Maurice's visit to play Yelverton.

The home side won the toss and choose to bat first.

The innings never really got going owing to some tight bowling from Plympton, Jake Agnew returning figurs of 2-7.

Joe Wheeldon did manage to get amongst the bowlers as he scored 37 in a total of 83-6 after 20 overs, Ben Bailey also chipping in with 13.

Plympton's impressive opening pairing of Jack Sellick (25no) and Billy Pitman (33no) came out all guns blazing, as many bowling attacks have found out this season, and after their retirements, Loyd Atwill kept the rate up by hitting 17no as Plympton got home to win by 10 wickets off just 6.2 overs.