ON a glorious Saturday Tavistock played against Shobrooke Park.

Captain David Manning won the toss and elected to field first on a wettish wicket.

Opening bowlers, the young South African fast bowler Orin Roesstorff and Nicholson bowled tightly and caused serious problems for the Shobrooke batsmen. J James, the opening bat for Shobrooke stood and watched his colleagues falling at the other end.

Shobrooke were six for one, then 25 for three. Then a small partnership left Tavistock thinking at the interval.

After the break Tavistock dominated, getting Shobrooke all out for 65. Roesstorff put pressure on from the start and bowled 10.1 overs ?13 runs and 3 wickets ? a magnificent effort. Nicholson took 3 wickets for 11 runs in four overs. Tavistock were excellent and their bowling was much improved from earlier performances.

Tavistock in reply came out and Roesstorff and Stephens opened the batting. Tavistock were soon in trouble when Stephens went cheaply, being caught behind. Then Roesstorff followed, given out lbw, which was harsh because it came off his bat.

Then Arnie Searle came out, trying to hit the runs in quick succession, but failing. He was bowled by Goodman, who captured three wickets.

Then captain Manning steadied the boat and played well, to end the game not out on 25. Luffman played steadily and was 7 not out.

Tavistock won by 7 wickets and with performances such as this they are clear favourites for promotion and winning the league.