Devon B

Tavistock v

Form side Shobrooke Park were welcomed to The Ring. The top of the Tavistock order all started well but failed to capitalise and at 57-3, the innings was in the balance.

Travis Muller took the responsibility and crafted 57 in 65 balls. Good bowling and some poor shot selection left the home side on just 170-9.

Last pair David Milligan and Lee Baker batted sensibly and took every run that was on offer and in doing so, took the score to 187 all out.

Shobrooke must have fancied their chances; however, the Tavistock game plan was to attack early with the new ball, and again Travis Muller did not disappoint taking to wickets in his first spell.

The game ebbed and flowed but throughout Tavistock were positive and energetic and gradually chipped away at the Shobrooke batting line up. Lee Baker bowled particularly well with 3-26,

The returning Muller took two more wickets, but it was the introduction of James McGahey that changed the outcome by taking 3-19 under pressure for Tavistock to record a fine victory by just seven runs.

The value of Baker and Milligans last wicket stand was most evident. Tavistock move up to second the league at the half way stage of the season.

Thorveton v Tavistock

WITH rain in the air and having won the toss Tavistock asked the home team to bat first on a good track.

Opening bowlers Travis Muller and David Milligan were aggressive with their lines and lengths and were rewarded with three early wickets. Chris Hutchins carried on with a miserly spell of 7-3-13-2.

The opposition middle order batted sensibly, and added 91 for the sixth wicket.

It took the returning Muller, with three further wickets, five in total, to break the partnership and with Shaun Daymond 2-15, bowled out Thorverton for 169.

The rain was threatening, so openers Aaron Churchill 38, Ian Gray 55, followed up by Tim Pope 23 and Dave manning 36 saw Tavistock home in just 30 overs.