Exmouth travel to Premier Division leaders Cornwood on Saturday and will be looking to replicate their amazing form with bat and ball displayed in the weekend win over Paignton.

Batting first, the Exmouth openers were brutal in their dismantling of the visiting attack. James Horler scored a fabulous 129 and his partner, Jason Niemand, fell just three short of a century, as they put on 196 for the first wicket.

Dan Pyle (24) and Louis Morison (16 no) took the Maer men to a total of 309/3, although Paignton did make a decent start to their reply, clocking up 125 for their opening stand. The dangerous Divyaansh Saxena fell to the bowling of Lawrence Greenway on 67 and George Greenway bowled Harry Ward for 75.

A middle order collapse took Paignton from 166/2 to 196/8, with the impressive Niemand ending with bowling figures on 5/44. Exmouth took the victory by 55 runs.

“Jason and James showed their class then Dan Pyle and Louis Morison chipped-in two good cameos,” said Fin Marks, the Exmouth captain, when speaking to the DCL website.

“We bowled really tightly and took our chances. Jason may have taken the wickets at the end, but Alvin Pollard’s and Lawrence Greenway's spells when Ward and Saxena were batting allowed us to put pressure on and, in the end, won us the game.”

Budleigh Salterton are on home soil for the visit of Plymouth this weekend and will have to lick their bowling wounds following a three-wicket loss to A Division leaders Kilmington.

Budleigh elected to bat first and Elliott Rice was imperious in striking 125 from 123 balls. Alex Cole (35) and Edward Doble steered Budleigh to a challenging total of 305/9 but Kilmington are top for a reason, and they scored runs through the order in a confident reply.

Joel Seward, who did damage with the ball for the hosts, was even better with the bat, bashing his way to a decisive unbeaten 77 from 56 balls. Doble grabbed a couple of wickets and a nifty run out for Budleigh but Kilmington reached their target with four balls to spare.

Exmouth 2nds slipped to a four-wicket loss at Uplyme & Lyme Regis, while Budleigh 2nds battered Feniton by a massive 233 runs.