NATHAN Hicks and Neal Kanabar both his tons as Stoke Gabriel handed out a 164-run hiding to Bridestowe.

Hicks and Kanabar totted up 203 for the second wicket as Stoke posted 329 for nine in 45 overs.

Skipper Jack Tolley (35) Andy Smith (20) and Jamie Hall (21) chipped in.

Bridestowe were quickly put behind the clock by tight spells from Tolley (2-26), Hicks (2-23) and Ed Gillin, who only went for 10 runs in six overs.

Lavis top scored for the Moorlanders on 37 not out and was still there at the end in a total of 165 for eight.

Tolley said: “ We couldn’t believe our luck when we lost the toss and were asked to bat.

“Having played there before it was always awful to bat second. 

“Nathan Hicks hit the ball beautifully from the off and adapted well to the pitch.

“Neal Kanabar started a little scrappily but he hit a full-toss for six on about 20 and didn’t stop from there.”

Tolley said the bowlers were told to keep it tight and did just that.

“After 20 overs they were in about 50, so from then in we were looking for wickets,” he said.

“Ed Gillin bowled brilliantly and Nathan Hicks bowled stump to stump.”

Stoke Gabriel are at home this Saturday to Chelston, who were 51-run losers against visiting Chagford.