Teddy Haffenden 6-0-2-24Cameron Ford 50

Devon U13 Boys resumed county cricket with a fixture against local rivals Somerset at Wellington School. Having lost the toss Somerset elected to bat. Two early wickets for Harry Pryce and Matt Jeacock reduced Somerset to 33-2 and with the run out of Jay Terry from a throw by Cameron Ford Somerset looked to be in a spot of bother. Davis Trego (43) and James Burston (29) then came together and took Somerset past the 100 mark as they took control of the middle part of the innings. Teddy Haffenden was introduced to the attack and he was quickly into the game as he bowled the dangerous Trego and with another run out of James Burton, this time from some excellent fielding by Dan Alford, Devon regained the momentum. Dan Alford effected a further run out soon after and Devon were firmly in the game. Daniel Broome (37no) was joined by last man Olly Heard, who struck clean boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 20 as the pair took Somerset past the 200 to close on 207-9 from their 40 overs. Teddy Haffenden with 2-24 the pick of the Devon bowling. Devon’s reply got off to the worst start as they lost both openers quickly with only 4 on the board. Lawrence Walker (49) was joined by Vice Captain  Cameron Ford (50) and the pair added 115 for the 3rd wicket before Ford was trapped lbw by Nathan Yarded soon after making his half century, Devon making the cardinal error of losing both in batsmen when Walker was clean bowled by Will Crane soon after to leave the visitors on 128-4. The loss of 3 wickets for just 3 runs tore the heart out of the Devon middle order as they slipped to 131-7. As the run rate climbed James Tyler (26no) and Matt Jeacock did their best to get Devon close but were left with too much to do as Devon closed on 176-7 to lose the match by 33 runs. It was a game where opportunities with both bat and ball were not taken fully resulting in the first loss of the season

Devon Lost by 9 wickets