Josiah Caunter - wickets against former club<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright owner's consent

PLYMPTON’S derby clash with Cornwood came to a soggy end when umpires Rhys Callicott and Paul Smith took the teams off 23 overs into the match.

Plympton, currently propping-up the Tolchards DCL Premier Division table, were 90 for five when rain stopped play.

Plympton’s top three batters – Surya Suresh (21), Harry Kandampully (16) ad Elliot Hamilton (14) – all got in and got out without getting on top of the bowling.

Opener Suresh faced 51 balls making his 21 runs, which included 16 I boundaries. That’s a lot of dot balls.

Josiah Caunter, who left Plympton for Cornwood during the close season, was the Wood’s most effective bowler with three wickets taken at a cost of 12 runs across three overs. Caunter picked-up Plympton captain Alex Carr and Oliver Goulder in successive balls.

The other wicket to fall was taken by Ben Privett, another Plympton old boy who made the switch to Oak Park during the winter.

Plympton remain where they were at the bottom of the table with 14 points between them and Bovey Tracey, the side immediately above the relegation places.

Cornwood are still second in the table, but the game between them and leaders Sandford has widened from one point to nine. The defending champions got a full game in at Paignton, where they won by two wickets.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division there were wins of Bradninch & Kentisbeare and Heathcoat.

Exmouth’s home game against Exeter was rained off in the 19th over when Exmouth were on 53 for three.