Cornwood 1st XI gave their promotion hopes a real boost by securing 20 points for the second week running.

In a reduced overs match, Cornwood fielded first and wasted no time in applying the pressure on the Abbotskerswell batsmen. Mike Wood was the pick of the Cornwood bowlers (5-24) as they despatched Abbots for 97.

In reply, Cornwood chased down the low target without too much trouble, finishing on 98-2.

Opener Chris Parker (34) and overseas player Muhammed Salman (42no) were the main run scorers.

Better news followed when the message came back that Plympton had managed to chase down Paignton's score of 217 and therefore limited Paignton to only seven points.

With only two games remaining, Cornwood are now sitting 18 points clear of Paignton, in the driving position for  the second promotion spot behind already promoted Exeter CC.

However, they still have to play Exeter, so it is still all to play for as the race hots up. 

Cornwood second XI came unstuck against a strong Sidmouth 2nd XI at Oak Park.

Despite some early breakthroughs, Sidmouth managed to score a decent 196-6 on a damp wicket.

In reply Cornwood were going well at 90-3, with Matt Skeemer (26) and Scott Mansfield (27) establishing a confident partnership.

However, once this was broken, the Cornwood batting line-up collapsed to 112 all out.

With only four points out of the game, the 2nd XI are still very much in a relegation battle at the foot of the 2nd XI Premier Division. 

Better news for both the 3rd and 4th XI teams.

The 3rd XI match at Barnstaple was rained off, but the six points received meant that they remain 21 points clear at the top of the 2nd XI C Division, with only two games to go.

Cornwood 4th XI had a convincing victory at home against Abbotskerswell 3rd XI . Nigel O'Hea (4-34) and Ewen Grewel (4-26) were in excellent form as 'Abbots'  were restricted to 118.

In reply Cornwood reached the target with only three wickets down. Nick Goodliffe (27) and Aaron Richard (24)  did most of the damage with the bat.

This gave the 4th XI a 19-point win and put them level on points with Chelston in second place in the 2nd XI E Div West.

With only one game left to play the fourths will need to achieve victory over league leaders Bovey Tracey 3rd XI, to stand a chance of securing the 2nd promotion place. 

Cornwood ladies also secured two convincing wins against Whitchurch and Bovey Tracey ladies on Sunday in the Devon Ladies T20 competition. 

Cornwood's all rounder Adam Goodliffe has been selected for Devon in the T20 friendly against Cornwall, which will be played under floodlights at Truro's Grampound Road ground on Sunday, August 26.