Trevor Anning - top scored for Budleigh in the defeat by Cornwood

CORNWOOD produced the perfect response to the defeat by Torquay that cost them the A Division leadership.

Budleigh Salterton were the lambs to the slaughter on the end of a nine-wicket hammering at Oak Park.

Torquay remain top of the table, but Cornwood moved past Paignton into second  spot, just three points in arrears

Paignton were two-wicket losers to Abbotskerswell who, largely un-noticed, have crept up to fourth in recent weeks.

Budleigh made 184 all out in the last of their 50 overs – opener and captain Trevor Anning top scoring on 57. He was fourth out on 114.

Phil Anning made 28 in the middle order and tail-ender James Leat whacked 24 off 18 balls as the last pair added 36.

The wickets were shared round with three for Matt Skeemer (3-41), two for Adam Goodliffe (2-26) and one each for five other bowlers.

Cornwood hurtled to victory on the back of an unbeaten 82 from opener Aaron Richards.

Richards and Owen Gannon (34) made a 60-run start, them Ryan Rickard (61no) finished the job with more than 12 overs to spare.

Winning captain Matt Skeemer said it was the result he had been hoping for.

“It was a great, all-round performance from us and important to bounce back from the disappointment of last week,” said Skeemer.

“To bowl them out for what we did was a great effort on a good pitch.

“Our batsmen were excellent knocking off the runs."

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