Ashburton first team hosted Cornwood seconds on a damp Saturday afternoon and skipper Steve Edmonds won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Cornwood got off to a flier as Robin Dart (21) and Ben Griffiths (20) punished anything overpitched before both fell in quick succession. This brought Noah Carlisle to the crease and in partnership with James Richardson (24) they took the score to 94 for 3. A minor wobble saw this become 129 for 6 but Carlisle was still there and together with Ethan Carlisle (20) and Josh Goodliffe (14) he ensured Cornwood passed the 200 mark as they finished on 208 for 8 and he finished unbeaten on 60. For Ashes there were braces of wickets for Edmonds, Aditya More, Chris Yeo and Will Coon.
After a short rain delay saw the target reduced to 195 in 42 overs, Ashes lost wickets at regular intervals. Only Lloyd White (19), Aditya More (14), Dan Coles (13) and James Fraser (17) reached double figures as they were all out for 127 in the 36th over. Andy Bees (3 for 12) and Josh Goodliffe (2 for 13) were the pick of the Cornwood bowlers.
After the game skipper Edmonds said ".......".
Ashburton second team fared a lot better as they defeated Paignton third team by 6 wickets.
Greg Robinson (4 for 24), Toby Pascoe (3 for 31), Robin Lambert (2 for 18) and Luke Pascoe (1 for 22) combined to bowl Paignton out for 96 in the 29th over. Tim Ward (25) and Lucas Cope (20) providing some lower order resistance after Paignton were 37 for 6 at one stage.
After a brief wobble saw James Wakely (3 for 22) reduce them to 45 for 4 in reply, Martin Causey (31no) and Marcus West (30no) ensured there were no further mishaps as the target was passed for the loss of 4 wickets in the 24th over.
Martin Causey who's unbeaten 31 saw Ashburton seconds to victory on Saturday.