Matt Skeemer – in a Devon squad for the first time this season<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright owner's consent

DEVON will be playing for a place in the NCA Trophy quarter-finals when they face Cornwall at Cornwood on Sunday (11am) in their final group game.

Back-to-back wins over Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire hoisted Devon to top spot in their qualifying pool after three rounds.

Devon had no fixture last Sunday as it was their turn for a weekend off in a five-team pool. Berkshire defeated Oxfordshire by five wickets at Newbury to move past Devon into top spot.

If Devon defeat Cornwall they are guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals as they could not be caught by any of the teams behind them.

Devon’s situation could become tricky if they lose as three teams – Devon, Oxfordshire and Cornwall – would be level on four points each.

Net run-rate is the deciding factor when teams finish level and, going into the last round, Devon’s is superior to their rivals. It would take a heavy defeat in a short time frame to change that significantly.

Devon’s team management have stuck with the same XI that defeated Buckinghamshire last time out and added Cornwood pair Ben Beaumont and Matt Skeemer.

Batter Beaumont missed the Buckinghamshire game due to injury. Skeemer has been unable to play until now due to work commitments.

Devon (from): J D Horler, M W Thompson, C J Haggett, E H Hamilton, B A Beaumont, L S Walker, S O Read, B H Privett, M P Skeemer, M B Shepherd, J A Stephens, K B Szymanski.