PLYMPTON under-16s defeated their Buckland counterparts by 68 runs in a game between two depleted teams.

With Plympton down to eight players and Buckland nine, it was always going to be hard work, with temperatures having touched 30 degrees during the day.

Ben Privett, Plympton’s captain for the game, chose to bat first and was rewarded with a total of 157 for seven.

Openers Elliot Hamilton and Tobin Barker set about the Buckland attack, putting on 55 in the first five overs.

When Barker went to John Moon, Privett went in next. They had added 12 more when a calling mix-up led to Hamilton being run out for 45 off 25 balls.

Billy Pitman and Privett, did not let up on the run rate, adding 57 in five overs. Pitman – 32 off 18 balls - was caught by Harry Richardson off Toby Halloran's bowling.

Privett fell (27) in the next over, bowled by Alex Richardson (2-28) on 27. The final total was 157 all out in 16.4 overs.

Buckland openers John Moon and Gareth Edwards Initially looked to be holding up against the Plympton attack.

Keeping up with the rate was a problem and when Edwards departed in the fourth over to Hamilton (3-6) Buckland were 25 runs behind Plympton at the same stage.

Moon (16) also fell to Hamilton, followed next ball by Harry Richardson 

Despite efforts by Toby Mcluskie (13) and an impressive 24 by Toby Halloran, Buckland fell well short on 89 all out.

WHITCHURCH U14s registered back-to-back wins over Plymstock and Plympton St Mary to stay in touch with the top three.

Plymstock were beaten by seven wickets after they had won the toss, opted to bat and were limited to 138 for six.

Twenty-four hours later Plympton St Mary lost by 25 runs chasing 141 to win.

Ali Bond (44) and Tom Elliott (22) got Plymstock off to a flying start against Whitchurch. Their good work was continued by Ed Hale (20) and Denzil Brown (19). 

Plymstock finished on 138 for six. Josh Lancashire (2-27) was the pick of the home side's bowling attack.

Nathan Prout (40) and Lancashire (21) made inroads into the Plymstock total, then it was the turn of Tyler Hunt to takeover. He blasted 50 before retiring. 

Whitchurch reached their target with four overs to spare.Hobson Ward took two of the three Whitchurch wickets to fall.

Whitchurch batted first against Plympton St Mary and made a useful 140 for three.

Hunt was among the runs again, this time retiring on 51. Brandon Hunt (19) and Toby Noy Scott (36no) then chipped in to the final total.

Plympton' opener Jack Adams also reached his half-century, ably supported by Matt Roberts (38).

Sadly this was as good as it got for St Mary. Hunt, now with ball in hand, returned figures of two for five as St Mary were held to 115 for six.

PLYMPTON St Maurice carried too much firepower for Yeampton in a 113-run win.

St Maurice put 192 for six on the board, led by Jack Sellick, who retired on 50. 

A running total of 100 at half way didn’t bode well for Yealmpton. However wickets started to fall, which put a different complexion on the game. James Bree picked up a couple of wickets.

Ollie Salt (46) and Isaac Roswell (30no) restored the status quo with a quick stand of 64.

It was a big total for Yealmpton to chase down, not helped by Plympton’s Ollie Smith taking three for eight in a lively opening spell.

Jake Agnew (2-15) and Evie Privett (2-17) didn’t have it all their own way as Joe Corrigan made a dogged 13 and Finn Curtis scored 24 not out at number 10.

Plympton used nine bowlers to get Yealmpton all out for 79 in the 18thover.

Rowell (St Maurice) and Orlando Wooding (Yealmpton) were the players of the match.

PLYMOUTH defeated Plymstock by eight wickets in Palladium WDYL under-12 cup game at Dean Cross.

Sam Joce hit 27 then retired as Plymstock got off to a steady start.

Matt Whalley put more pressure on the Plymouth bowling attack and quickly scored 28. 

Plymouth’s bowlers stuck to their task and runs became harder to come by as Plymstock reached 105 for two.

Charlie Watson – four overs bowled for 11 runs given away – was the leading Plymouth bowler.

Plymstock put the squeeze on Plymouth when they batted and runs were at a premium in the first few overs with the Whalley brothers bowling well. 

Some fine shots from Aziz Rahmanzai (20) and Jake Smith (20no), combined with some inspired running between the wickets by Jemina Johnson, enabled Plymouth to score the winning runs in the 19th over.