JACK Moore battered his former Barnstaple & Pilton team-mates with a quick-fire knock of 91 to help North Devon to a 99-run win in the final of the North Devon KO Cup.
Friday night’s final in the Sandhills at Instow was watched by a crowd of 200-plus, who saw North Devon flog the Barnstaple & Pilton bowling to all parts as they raced to a total of 216 for five.
When James Poole took a great catch to remove of Jay Rothery (19) in the third over, out went Moore to join surviving opener Dan Bowser.
Bowser was second out for 38 with the score on 81 and until then Moore (12no) was just getting into his stride.
Moore then started to dominate the bowlers. His 91 came off 52 balls, and included 11 fours and four sixes. When he was caught and bowled by James Thomas he had taken the total to 199.
Barnstaple & Pilton needed a quick start, but were thwarted in that aim by another B&P old boy: George McEndoo. He bowled the first over for just two runs, and claimed the wicket of danger man Drew Fewings.
After that B&P struggled to get the eight bowlers used away despite the best efforts of Thomas, Poole and Rob Holm.
Matt Westaway (2-20) kept up the theme of former B&P players hurting their old club with four tight overs.
The cup is the oldest competition in the North Devon area. It started in 1965 as an 18 eight-ball over competition and has evolved into a Twenty20 contest.
Jack Neville, the cup organiser, teased the crowd at the presentations with promises of more changes next year.
BELSTONE defeated visiting Heathcoat by five runs in a 35-over game that could not have been much closer.
The Foxes made an all-out total of 164. James Ewen top scored with 60, Dan Fogerty made 27 and Callum Mallett (2(8) both helped the cause.
There were three wickets each for Heathcoat bowlers Harry Pryce (3-25) and Richard Pugsley (3-26).
Opener Ed Butler fought a lone battle with 71 in the Heathcoat reply as he lacked a supporting partner at the other end as the visitors ultimately fell one blow short of victory.
Fogerty, Ryan Dennis, and Harry Bushin all took a couple of wickets for the Foxes.
Westleigh chased down 196 to win with more than 117 overs to spare against Newton Tracey.
Rob Gear made a top score of 68 for Newton after Connor Robinson (37) and Simon Gear (24) got the innings up and running. Josh Atkinson (3-21) bowled well for Westleigh, as did Peter Bowes (3-32).
Selwyn Fisher led the Westleigh reply with 94 off 63 balls and his stand of 107 with Richard Wild (50) put the outcome beyond doubt.
Bratton Fleming conceded their game at Hatherleigh
ILFRACOMBE travelled to Nomansland in Division two and came off second best in a low-scoring affair.
Combe were bustled out for a mere 71 in 20 overs. Chris Ayres (14) and David Cain (15) had the only double-figure scores.
Jacob Cole and Oliver Lowe took three wickets each for Nomansland. Every other bowler used had at least one.
The Witheridge-based outfit took 12 overs to knock off the runs for the loss of four wickets. Ed Carter top scored with an unbeaten 32, and got help from Thomas Murphy (21). Kevin Clarke took a couple of wickets for Combe.
BRAUNTON Kelseymen conceded their Division Three game at Victoria Park as they only had eight players available.