OPENER Abraham Kopparambil bagged his first county century as Devon under-14s beat Gloucestershire by 17 runs in their ECB Championship encounter at Seaton CC.Abraham Kopparambil

The Ivybridge youngster's maiden Devon ton came off 93 balls and included 14 fours and two sixes.

Kopparambil  carried his bat in a Devon total of 208 for three, putting on 107 in a second-wicket partnership with skipper Jack Moore (53)

Spinner Max Hancock (3-26) and medium pacer Cole Harford (2-29) led the way with the ball for the hosts as Gloucester fell 17 runs short on 191 for seven.

Devon under-14s are on something of a winning run right now as they followed up with a seven-wicket victory over Oxfordshire at Watlington.

Oxfordshire elected to bat and were soon in all sorts of trouble.  Opening bowlers Harford (3-18) and Tom Simmons (2-11) did the early damage, from which the home county never recovered .

Oxfordshire were eventually bowled out for just 65. Skipper Moore (32no) led the run chase as Devon crossed the finishing line with relative ease.