The season actually began on dampener when a warm-up trip to Wales - two T20s were planned - ended abruptly after a downpour.

Wales had hit 177-5 from their 20 overs in the first game with Ben Kay taking 2-45.  Devon were a long way behind on run rate on 78-2 -  Jon Triner had scored 34 - when  the heavens opened at Newport after 12 overs of Devon's innings and the day was abandoned. 

The sun shone, albeit on and off, at Chagford for Devon's first championship game of the season against Cornwall.

Triner this time delivered with the ball finishing with figures of 3-27 from his nine overs. Harry Williams (2-34) was also among the wickets as the visitors finished on 208-6

Opener Julian Hayter led the run chase with a determined 73 from 104 balls. Triner (26) and Harry Mount (23), kept the momentum going with a useful 19 coming from Morgan Couch at the end as Devon won in the 41st over with four wickets in hand.

It was off to a sun-soaked Shobrooke Park CC for the next clash with Somerset.

Mount top scored with 73 from 92 balls as Devon tallied 229 batting first. The innings was all about partnerships with skipper Harry Southgate (26), Fin Hill (20), Triner (29) and George Tapley (20) all contributing along the way.

Opening bowler Tapley gave the the home county just the start they needed with a great spell of 2-13 from four overs.Unfortunately he had to prematurely stop bowling after sustaining an injury But Surya Suresh (2-38 from 10) helped lead the way in his absence as Somerset were bowled out for 195 in the 46th over.



Wales 177-5 (Kay 2-45); Devon 78-2 Game abandoned

Cornwall 208-6 (Triner 3-27, Williams 2-34), Devon 209-6 (Hayter 73, Triner 26, Mount 23, Couch 19). Devon won by four wickets

Devon 229 (Mount 73, Southgate 26, Hill 20, Triner 29, Tapley 20), Somerset 195 (Tapley 2-13, Suresh 2-38) Devon won by 34 runs