ABBOTSKERSWELL had too much firepower for Lustleigh, blowing them away by 24 runs.

Aiden Lightowler s(24) and Ricardo Small-Boyce (24) were the leading run scorers in Abbots total of 109 for eight.

Lustleigh bowled tightly, none more so than Liam Gardner and Ed Griffin, who had identical figures of two for 14 from four overs.

Lustleigh were all out for 85 in reply – Mike Wright (37) the leading run scorer.

Elliot Adams (2-19) and Jonny Joseph (1-11) contained early on, then Small-Boyce (4-6) got stuck into the lower order.

Abbotskerswell 109-8 (A Lightowlers 24, R Small-Boyce 20; E Griffin 2-14, L Gardner 2-14), Lustleigh 85 (M Wright 37’; R Small-Boyce 4-6, E Adams 2-19). Abbots bt Lustleigh by 24 runs.

SEB Powell’s 49 not out played a key role in getting Ipplepen over the line at Harberton in the first round of the Brockman Cup.

Pens had struggled for runs with Jack Wylie (18) and Tom Crocker (13) the only top six batters to reach double figures.

Powell came in at six wickets down and got the score up to 117 for seven.

There was some tidy bowling early on from Harberton by James Shepherd (3-10) and John Atwill (0-15 off three).

Harberton, who had super-veteran Dave Moseby keeping wicket, were all out for 63 in the last over.

Only two players made double figures – Chris Tregeles and Shepherd  - and three didn’t make a run between them.

Pick of the bowlers with three for nine was Lewis Borlace.

Ippelepen 117-7 (S Powell 49, J Wylie 18; J Shepherd 3-10, T Heath 2-28), Harberton 63 (C Tregelles 30; L Borlace 3-9, J Wylie 2-9, M Gadie 2-23). Ipplepen bt Harberton by 44 runs.

BARTON fell short on the chase by 14 runs in their Brockman Cup first-round tie at Stoke Gabriel.

Mark Newman top scored with 34 for Stoke in their 20-over total of 113 for six,

Andy Ball made 16 at the top of the order with Newman and Jake Robinson hit 20.

Kyle Lardner’s three for 20 from four was impressive for Barton, as were Morgan Harford’s three overs for eight runs and Cole Harford’s two for nine off two.

Barton ran out of overs at 99 for eight. No one making more than opener Shaun Jarman (22).

Although Morgan Harford (16), Cole Harford (16) and Lardner (17) all had a go, Barton couldn’t keep up with the rate.

Wickets were shared round with Dan Bullock (2-17) the only bowler with more than one.

Stoke Gabriel 113-6 (M Newman 34, J Robinson 20, A Ball 16; K Lardner  3-20, C Harford 2-9), Barton 99 (S Jarman 22, K Lardner 17; C Harford 16, M Harford 16; D Bullock 2-17)..Stoke Gabriel bt Barton by 14 runs.

DAN Britcliffe hit a half-century to help Stokeinteignhead to a 27-run win over Babbacombe.

Britcliffe top-scored with 55 in Stoke’s 20-over total of 111 for five.

Andrew Thornton-Clarke helped the total along with 23.

Damon Calland (1-12) and Tim Stapleton (0-18) gave little away in their four-over spells. Ben Passmore (2-22) was the main wicket taker.

Babbacombe were all out for 84 with eight balls to go.

Seb Loram (23) and Rob Redding (17) made a solid start, but wickets fell to Chris Prestt (3-7) and Paul Russell as Babbacombe got behind the clock.

Roger Putman – two wickets for four runs in six balls – hastened the end.

Stokeinteignhead 111-5 (D Britcliffe 55, A Thornton-Clarke 23; B Passmore 2-220, Babbacombe 84 (S Loram 23, R Redding 17, N Sleeman 12; C Prestt 3-7, P Russell 2-18, R Pitman 2-4). Stoke bt Babbacombe by 27 runs.