Lewdown are left to stew as weather rescues Chudleigh
THE party-pooping rain gods pricked the Jubilee weekend balloon with a good majority of local clubs' matches failing to go the distance.
In B Division, both Tavistock and Lewdown had to settle for less points than they would have hoped as their encounters ended early due to the disappointing dampness.
In-form Lewdown will be the most frustrated as, having posted a total of 228 for eight, they had Chudleigh reeling at 64 for eight when rain stopped play.
South African paceman Rob Mutch claimed three for 24 and Kris Harris three for five, as well as hitting 29 with the willow.
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Mark Jordan and Dave Ball top scored for newly-promoted Lewdown, with 69 and 65 respectively, who will feel they deserved more than the 14 points they had to settle for, given that Chudleigh took home 10.
Tavistock are still bottom of B Division even though they picked up 11 points in their foreshortened affair with Barton (10 points).
Alan Churchill made 23, John McGahey 27 and back in harness Dave Manning 30 in the moorlanders' total of 212 for nine.
Tavvy's fine young all-rounder Jamie Stephens outshone his elders, smacking an unbeaten 62.
Stephens, sadly for Tavistock, did not have much chance to display his virtue with the ball as Barton were on 18 for nought when the match squelched to a standstill.
Ivybridge were left to wonder what might have in the South Hams derby with Kingsbridge.
Charlie Horwood made an undefeated 101, Kelvin Trent cracked 74 and Kev Jacobs made 29 in the hosts' 239 for three declared.
In reply, Kings, who remain one spot above Ivybridge in C Division, were 47 for none when rain called a halt to matters.
In D Division, there was play although Yelverton would no doubt wish otherwise as the leaders came off the rail big-time at Seaton.
Yelverton made 181 with their rugby-playing skipper Rich West hitting a half-century, but his 57 was as good as it got for the visitors who lost for the first time this season.
Seaton, who have climbed to third and are breathing down the necks of second-placed Honiton, were 185 for five and 20 points better off with the fine win at Court Lane.
Life was not quite as sweet for Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough, whose match ended early due to rain at Buckfastleigh.
Civil were 170 for nine before running out of overs, while visiting Halberton and Sampford Peverell had just started to look menacing when rain stopped play.
In E Division, Whitchurch were chasing basement outfit Upottery's 193 when they ran out of overs when handily-placed on 175 for eight.
Whitchurch, who are now fourth from bottom of the division, gained 11 points for their fine efforts.
THE Plymouth T20 competition reaches round three this week, with two fixtures on Thursday and the other taking place on Friday.
Thursday's matches see Cornwood entertain Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough, while Plympton host visiting Plymstock.
On Friday, Ivybridge are the visitors to Mount Wise where in-form Plymouth await.
All three matches are scheduled to start at 6pm.