Braunton's veteran spinner Steve Moore, whose four-wicket haul paved the way for a 38-run win over Alphington & Countess Wear<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright owner's consent

BRAUNTON sit 10 points clear at the top of the C Division East after making it three wins on the spin with a 38-run victory over Alphington & Countess Wear.

Skipper Callum Mitchell got the innings going with 46 in even time before he was fourth out with the score on 124.

Jamie Lathwell went in next and his 51 not out from 62 balls faced helped Braunton reach 235 for eight in the last of their 45 overs.

Jon Baglow’s 15-ball cameo for 22 down the order, helped Lathwell add 44 valuable runs for the eighth wicket.

James Bovey (3-53) was A&CW’s leading wicket taker. Dylan Spier (2-30) and Tynan Hill (1-25) were both cheap to run.

Alphington & Countess Wear seemed in a strong position at 107 for none in reply with Bovey (47) and Will Ruddell (61) both entrenched.

A double strike by Steve Moore (4-16) accounted for both A&CW openers, which proved the start of the visitors’ woes.

Four wickets went getting from 129 for two to 138 for six: Moore and Baglow (2-51) largely responsible.

Ed Holmes (3-40) joined in the house-to-house clearance at the end as A&CC bowed out for 197.

EXETER 2nd XI moved-on from their defeat by Exmouth with a 32-run win over Ottery St Mary in a high-scoring affair on the County Ground.

Opener Jamie Khan leathered the Ottery bowling for 137 towards a final product of 270 for five in 41 overs.

After Mike Wilkinson went cheaply at the top of the order, Khan and Elliott Barnes (96) stacked-up 204 for the second wicket. Khan – 13 fours and four sixes – was the last man out.

Sam Rose (2-56) was the only Ottery bowler with more than one wicket. He accounted for Khan caught-and-bowled.

Ottery got as far as 238 for eight before they ran out of overs. Alex Clements (36) and Rhys Norman (31) pushed the score along to 104 for three. Harsha Liyanage top scored on 66 and 32 by Rose helped Ottery towards the consolation prise of five batting bonus points.

Exeter captain Graham White used six bowlers, all of whom took at least one wicket. Jonathan Lewis-Oliver (2-40) went one better.

RAIN stopped play after 16 overs at the Holt, where Budleigh Salterton 2nd XI were in derby action against Exmouth 2nd XI.

James Burton (31) and Sam Radford (23no) were the main run scorers for Exmouth in a total of 78 for three.

Oscar Sims (2-26) was Budleigh’s principal wicket-taker.

LESS than five overs were bowled at Court Lane where Seaton were 21 for one against Sidmouth at the soggy conclusion. Matt Hewer was the man out for four. 

SANDFORD 2nd XI had the afternoon off on Saturday as their home game against Plymouth 2nd XI in C West was cancelled without a ball being bowled.