Bovey could not have wished for a better start to their 2016 league campaign, beating visitors Cornwood by 11 runs.

Cornwood won the toss and inserted Bovey on a dry track.

After nine overs Bovey were 36-3, with none of the first three batsmen – Peter Bradley, Toby Codd and Matt Golding – reaching double figures.

Charlie Sheen, however, was still there and he was joined by promising 16-year-old Ashley Causey.

Sheen was dismissed when the score reached 52 with a contribution of 28 off 35 balls.

Causey took his score to 31 before being dismissed by spinner Jason Hall.

Lewis Hammett (45) and another youngster, Tom Andrew (21), took the score to 149 in the 40th over.

Skipper Sam Hickinbottom with an excellent 33 off 32 balls pushed the total to 213 all out, getting good support from Bougourd (11) and Hugo Whitlock (two).

The Cornwood reply got off to a rapid start with Jackson Thompson scoring 21 off 21 balls.

New signing Hugo Whitlock, in his first taste of Premier Division cricket, took five of the Cornwood wickets for only 26 runs.

Only former captain Jason Hall (53) and Matt Skeemer (33) offered resistance.

As well as his five wickets, Whitlock also ran out Skeemer.

Ryan Bougourd, following a return from injury, also showed that he will be one to watch this season with his first five overs going for just six runs.

Cornwood were all out for 202 off 49.3 overs.

Bovey bagged 19 points, Cornwood nine.

On Saturday, Bovey Tracey are away to Sidmouth.