Harry Everett continues to round up the women’s hardball action – do contact him if you want your match or side featured with information from the ground.

Cornwood's Player of the Match, Liv Gibson. Credit: Cornwood CC

In Division One, Exeter beat Paignton by 105 runs, Grace Golsworthy’s half-century helping the City side to 218 before Imogen Daldorph and Eva Lewis both took three-fers.

There were a few debutantes for Paignton, Katelyn Buswell got her first wicket but it was not enough for Exeter’s experience.

Cornwood beat Plymouth by 34 runs and Liv Gibson taking 5-16 was the star of the show, I spoke to her afterwards:

“It was a tough game, we put up a reasonable score in the first innings (144) but we knew we would have to work hard in the second half to keep their run rate down.

“Plymouth had really strong top order batters, and for a while it was touch-and-go as to whether we would be able to keep their score low enough to obtain the win.

“The first half of the second innings was a hard-fought battle, with Plymouth keeping a healthy run rate despite losing two wickets early on.

“It wasn’t until the third wicket in the 16th over that we saw a breakthrough, and the opposition began to lose their pace quickly.

“Overall it was a tough game, but we are excited to have beaten them and max out our bowling points.”

North Devon beat Plympton by 45 runs thanks to big runs from Ruby Davis and Regina Lilii. Elle Bishop’s match top score of 91 was sadly in vaibn as Lilii took three wickets too.

Feature match:

Bradninch & Kentisbeare Ladies XI claimed their first win of the Devon Women’s League Division Two campaign when they defeated Clyst St George Ladies by six wickets in an entertaining encounter at Kensham Park.

Clyst St George won the toss, opted to bat first and had two of their number predominantly to thank for a 35-over closing total of 178-6. Opener Freya Cleveland scored a nine-boundary, 105-ball 81 and, after four other batters had come and gone, number six bat Daisy Bishop scored a six boundary, 62-ball 45.

In terms of the B&K bowling effort, five of the bowlers used claimed a wicket each.

The respective returns were: Abbey Hayes with 1-26 from seven and she also had the best return in terms of economy – with a 3.71 runs per over. Carrian Jones (1-36 from seven), Yvonne Jackson (1-37 from seven), skipper Meg Acton (1-23 from five), Heather Stanbury (1-20 from three) and Faye Ross, who though wicketless, was economic with 34 runs coming from her six overs.

The home fielding was good with three catches being held. One of them was held by Sarah Stanbury to give her sister her wicket while the other safe hands were shown by Louisa Squire and Fi Moran while Faye Ross was responsible for a run-out.

The B&K run chase was led by Fee Moran and Louisa Squire who put on 60 before the latter fell having scored a 30-ball, three boundary, 16. Moran was joined by Yvonne Jackson and this pair took the score to 91 before Moran fell having scored seven boundaries in a 50-ball 44.

Skipper Meg Acton took over and she and Jackson saw the run chase to 143 when Acton fell for a five boundary 16-ball 23.

Abbey Hayes became the fourth wicket when she was dismissed for a 17-ball two, but with Jackson still there and the fourth wicket falling with the score on 170, just nine runs from the finishing line.

Emma Farley joined Jackson and young Farley was unbeaten on one when the six-wicket win was confirmed. Jackson remained not out 65, scored from 76 deliveries, hitting nine fours and one six.

Also in Division Two, Exmouth Women lost by 3 wickets at Bovey Tracy with Exmouth highlights being Liv Smith’s first 50 for the club and bowling highlights of 3/7 for Laila Escott and 2/22 for Emily Colton.

For Bovey, Libby Hancock again starred with 5-39 and Monica Gair 3-16, with the bat Megan Pascoe and Gair both passed 30.

Heathcoat beat Exeter 2s comfortably by nine wickets thanks to Thea Rochester’s 62* and Lottie Wood’s 40*.