Devon G West

Whitchurch seconds

v Dartington and Totnes seconds

WHITCHURCH seconds were asked to bat first on a damp pitch. Megicks (27) and Potts made a good start though adding 42 for the first wicket.

Hodge also fell to Mudge which brought Mansfield to the crease. Mansfield and Potts saw off the openers and then capitalised on the change bowlers.

Mansfield completed his half century with Potts close behind as the partnership continued to build. Potts was eventually dismissed by Colegate for 61, 164 having been added for the third wicket.

Mansfield pressed on and completed his maiden century for the club, before being out to Mudge (4 for 49) for 199 off the final ball.

Whitchurch secured full batting points and posted 258-5.

Dartington’s reply was slow to get going. Hall and Mckenzie proved difficult to get away forcing the batsmen to play false shots. However, Mckenzie (2-27) took the wickets of the Colegate brothers.

The third wicket partnership was fruitful for Dartington too. Havers made the most of the bowling which was often too short. He blasted a quick fire half century and briefly gave his side a chance of an improbable run chase. 115 was added in partnership with Stevenson before Potts got the breakthrough when Havers was dismissed for 71.

Stevenson had played the role of senior partner and was now forced to press on himself, as the batting the other end succumbed.

Potts rounded off an excellent day with 4-33 and then Fynn Hall dismissed Stevenson for 52.

Megicks wrapped the innings up with the only ball he bowled to dismiss Dartington and Totnes for 177.