Devon seconds

Tavistock seconds v Dartington and Totnes

TAVISTOCK seconds, buoyed by their fine win over Kingsbridge last week, went in the game with Dartington and Totnes hopeful of climbing out of a relegation position.

It was not to be. Following a decent effort in the field, a woeful batting effort by the early order meant that Dartington and Totnes went away with the bulk of the points.

Sam Willetts and Jacob Staig for Tavistock produced the tightest opening spell of the season without breaking through and it was Will Scott-Munden who took the first wicket — removing Gavin Colegate the ball before drinks as Dartington and Totnes were 70-1.

Marc Webber had the first of two stumpings by removing Jon Perkins, but at 118-2 Dartington and Totnes looked set for a 200 plus score. Phil Bees took three wickets, albeit at an expensive rate finishing, with 3-38 off five overs and Isaac Staig bowled a fine spell, taking 1-17 off five overs, not bad for a 13 year-old.

Sam Willetts took a couple of wickets in the final over leaving Dartington and Totnes on 183 for 8, a more than achievable score.

Marc Webber produced a fine cover drive off the third ball of the first over and was then bowled with the next ball trying to pull a straight one. Phil Bees missed a drive when on 12 and Sam Willetts was lbw second ball. At 33-3 the writing was on the ball and despite contributions from John McGahey (21), Matt Anderson (20), Ben Evans (17) and Will Scott-Munden (15), Tavistock pulled up well short on 140 all out.