Belstone's Callum Mallett - four wickets in the win over Newton Tracey<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright owner's consent

DEFENDING Division One champions Westleigh came unstuck at Westward Ho!, where they lost to Bideford by six wickets. 

Westleigh’s Dick Pearson (56), and Selwyn Fisher (45) were the only significant contributors in their all-out total of 149. Keith Berry was Bideford’s bowling star with four for 15 from seven overs.

Bideford got the runs in a hurry. It took them a little more than 20 overs to reach their target. Ewan Williams (50) and Jack Ford (57no) both hit quickfire half-centuries as the home side raced to victory.

North Devon travelled to Heathcoat as the clubs played each other in the Devon T20 competition at Instow. North Devon were the winners in both matches. 

Heathcoat amassed 200 for five in their 40 overs There were runs through the card. Adam Simson top scored with 52.

Navindu Vanderbona led the chase with 80, and shared a 100-run opening partnership with Clarke 48, as the Instow outfit won by six wickets with 10 overs to spare.

Newton Tracey entertained Belstone at the Lawn, and witnessed a remarkable innings from Belstone’s Shaquan Glasgow. 

The Foxes got off to a reasonably sedate start as Phil Woods (73) and James Ewan, put on 46 for the first wicket. The loss of Ewan brought Glasgow to the crease, and he simply took the bowling apart. 

Glasgow’s 101 came off 37 balls, and contained 10 sixes and eight fours. Belstone ended up with an all-out total of 279. Peter Blyth (4-27) was the stand-out bowler for Newton Tracey.

Newton were all out for 169 and lost by 110 runs. Rob Gear top scored with 49 Callum Mallett (4-30) and Harry Bushin (3-48) did the damage with the ball.

Braunton beat Barnstaple & Pilton by six wickets in Division Two, despite B&Ps opener Finley Tapp scoring 143. 

Barnstaple & Pilton reached 237 for nine and, apart from Tapp, only super veteran Jeremy Chugg – 36 off 50 balls – and extras (27) reached double figures. Andy Norman took three for 42 for Braunton and 13-year-old seamer Luan Matthews de Menezes took one for 24 – the one being Chugg.

Fourteen-year-old opener Charlie Tucker (82), and 72-year-old veteran Kim Evers (60), were Braunton’s main run getters as they won with four overs to spare.

Holsworthy made the long trip to Exford where they were beaten by three wickets. 

Holsworthy encountered some tight Exford bowling, thayt restricted them to 186 for seven from their 40 overs.

Despite the bowling effort of Holsworthy’s Nick Ward (5-42), Exford got the runs with overs to spare. Sam Price top scored with 83

Hatherleigh played Lynton & Lynmouth at the Valley of the Rocks and won by five wickets.

Lynton scored 241 for seven, thanks to 102 from Dan Godfrey and 40 from Andy Keech.

Hatherleigh got the runs with five overs to spare, thanks to Shreyansh Ghosh (123no) and Zac Spears (75).

Rob Boundy turned in an inspired bowling performance to remember for Victoria Park in their six-wicket win over Holsworthy.

Boundy took six wickets for nine runs as Ilfracombe were bowled out for 61 after opting to bat first.

George Shapland chipped in with three for 19, as 'Combe were bundled out.

Park knocked off-the runs inside 17 overs. Opener Jack Ancill was unbeaten with 44 to his name. Ki Standley took three for 26 for the home side