JACK Menheneott had Cornwood in a spin as Heathcoat moved further away from the Premier Division basement with a third straight win.

Heathcoat amassed 274 for six in their 50 overs – Peter Randerson helping himself to a century along the way.

Meneheneott then took seven wickets for 18 runs in a 10-over spell as Cornwood were hustled out for 145 to lose by 129 runs.

Heathcoat are now up to sixth in the table of 10 and have a 28-point cushion between them and the bottom two, currently Cornwood and Brixham.

Skipper Brad Barnes and Randerson laid the foundations for a Heathcoat win with a stand of 128 for the second wicket.

Opener Dylan Penberthy missed out – Adam Goodliffe (3-55) picked him of in the sixth over – but Barnes and Randerson more than made amends.

Barnes was on 61 when Matt Butterworth (2-63) got him out – and followed up almost immediately by snaring Sam Smith.

Heathcoat got back into the groove with Randerson and Jack Dart (67no) totting up another 56 for the fourth wicket.

When Randerson went it made little difference to the scoring rate as Dinesh Raheja (16) and Dart hoisted another 51.

Cornwood found it hard to keep the strike rate below five an over for long – bowling just our maidens in the Heathcoat innings didn’t help – although Jason Hall (1-39) and Matt Skeemer (0-30) were exceptions.

Randerson had a grandstand seat for Menheneott’s bowling masterclass as he was the wicketkeeper.

“Although it was turning a bit, Jack didn’t bowl any bad balls which put the pressure on Cornwood,” said Randerson.

After the seamers had taken the shine of the ball, skipper Brad Barnes turned to spin and was rewarded with the immediate departure of former Bradninch pro Jackson Thompson for 33.

Menheneott then took six in a row to spin out the Cornwood middle order, starting with surviving opener Mark Roca,

Skeemer (22) was the fifth Menheneott’s victims having got the score up to 122 for six.

There was only going to be one ending after that and when Menheneott was bowled out, Matt Hague blasted out the last two men with the minimum of fuss.

Losing captain Staddon said Cornwood made mistakes in the field and paid dearly.

“Missed chances cost us again,” said Staddon.

“You cannot afford to drop four catches and miss three run outs at this level.”

He added: “Heathcoat applied themselves well to get a very good score on what looked like a difficult wicket at the start of the game.

“Losing quick wickets put us up against it.”

On Cornwood’s predicament at the wrong end of the table, Staddon said: “We face an uphill battle for the rest of the season, but one we stay optimistic about.”