BOVEY Tracey cruised to a seven-wicket win over Plympton, who are rock bottom in the Premier Division two games into the new season.

Plympton’s total of 128 all out – Alex Carr top scoring on 44 – was knocked off in just 20 overs.

Carr admitted some areas need improvement but added praise for the ‘effort’ shown by the side he took to Bovey Tracey.

Harry Kandampully (28) made early runs for Plympton, who reached 108 for three with Carr and Ollie Goulder (10) responsible for a 54-run partnership.

Losing Goulder then Carr one after the other to Musa Twala (3-6) was the beginning of the end for Plympton’s batting.

Opening bowler Seb Ansley (3-17) returned to help flush out the tail, which happened in a hurry! Plympton’s last five wickets all fell on 128.

Bovey got away to a 60-run start through Jake Pascoe (27) and Adam Kent (26), who was finally third out on 100 for three.

Twala, who went in at 60 for two after a double strike by Carr (2-17) hit four sixes and two fours on the way to a match-winning 46 not out.

Bovey captain Toby Codd said that they’re “Really pleased to get the first win on the board.”

He added the following: “Our bowlers kept it tight throughout their innings, and then it was a matter of being professional and seeing the job through.”

NORTH Devon meanwhile sent Abbotskerswell spinning to their second defeat of the new A Division season, beating them by six wickets.

It was just the outcome North Devon wanted after their first-day defeat by Bridestowe – and the sort of result Abbots wanted to avoid on top of their drubbing by Kilmington.

Abbots’ opener Ed Smout-Cooper played the anchorman role with 57 off 95 balls –nine fours, one six, lots of dots – in the away side’s total of 169 all out.

His impact wasn’t quite matched though as Fred King (3-15) mopped up the Abbots’ tail after Moore, James Tyson and Roshan Lakmal had taken two wickets each. Lakmal impressed with figures of nine for two from nine overs.

Opener Dan Bowser showed early season form for North Devon by battering Abbots’ bowling for an unbeaten 91.

A stand of 55 between Bowser and Jack Whittaker (32) put North Devon firmly on course for victory.

Par Singh (2-24) was the only Abbots’ bowler to claim more than one wicket.

Nick Watkin, the Abbotskerswell captain, had no problem identifying where it went wrong for his side.

“We didn't score enough runs as 169 at Instow does not win many games,” said Watkin.

“Some very soft dismissals, and a continued inability to bat our overs, are deficiencies we need to address very quickly.

“We fought hard with the ball but, as I said, had nowhere near enough runs on the board.”