The opening game of the double header between Cornwall and Devon had to be abandoned after persistent rain at Wadebridge with Cornwall well placed on 97-1 with four overs remaining. Devon would have been hopeful of keeping the score down to a manageable chase having dismissed Robin Edge for 62 from 61 balls to a fine catch from Katie Donovan off the bowling of Steph Hutchins. As time ticked by Devon were eventually given a target of 39 from 5 overs by way of DLS but as the rain continued to fall the cut off time passed and it was time for an early tea in the hope that the second game would go ahead as planned.
As things transpired the weather gods were looking down kindly on the teams and having won the toss Devon elected to bat first. Amelie Munday continued her fine early season form with an undefeated 71 from 69 balls which included 10 boundaries. With Becca Halliday, who made 28 from 26 balls they added 73 for the first wicket before Halliday found an outside edge to be caught at backward point as she looked to accelerate things. Claire Varcoe joined Munday at the crease and also went at more than a run a ball as she made 21 from 19, there was even time for Ellie Bishop to play a little cameo of 9 from 8 balls as Devon posted 138-2. Emily Geach and Kellie Williams took the two wickets to fall.
Amalie Munday (71 off 69) leave the field with a total of 138 for Cornwall to chase
A steady start from the Cornwall openers Robyn Edge and Bernadette Forge was halted by a good pick up and throw from Erin Vukusic to run out Edge, which felt like a big moment in the game. Katie Donovan again bowled with real pace without much luck but with the experienced off spin of Steph Hutchins operating in tandem with her Devon were able to take control of the game from that point as the run rate continued to climb.
The bowling experience of Steph Hutchins frustrated the Cornwall batters
Caitlin Burnett did provide some resistance with 30 from 29 balls but once she became the first of three victims for Vukusic the innings fell away quite quickly with a series of single figure dismissals as Devon closed out the win by 41 runs to remain top of their group ahead of the final round of games against Wiltshire on Bank Holiday Monday at Chippenham which leaves them in a strong position to claim top spot and a more favourable draw for Finals Day on 8th May.