Ashburton draw level with Shaldon at top of table
ASHBURTON are now level with leaders Shaldon thanks to a five-wicket win over visiting Topsham St James.
The two teams met this Saturday in what looks like a title decider.
Topsham’s total of 162 all out always looked on the low side and Ashes knocked it off with more than 10 overs to go.
Ashbrton were 14 points behind Shaldon before being awarded 20 for a game at Buckland last week, which was originally reported by the home side as a six-point rain off.
Topsham had a patchy day with the bat as Charlie Penn (32) and Mark Phillips (27) had the best of a modest set of scores.
Dom Durman (3-12) led the bowling effort for Ashes, supported buy Will Coon (2-31) and Matt Churchill (2-7).
Lloyd White’s third league ton of the season sped Ashburton to the win they wanted with leaders Shaldon to play this Saturday.
Phillips (4-32) knocked over most of the Ashburton top order apart from White, who batted through for 105 not out off 110 balls with 16 fours and two sixes.
Gordon Colwill (16no) was with White at the end as the quieter partner in a stand of 64 unbroken.
SHALDON picked up 20 points without too much effort when Buckland Monachorum withdrew from a trip to Hazeldown due to team-raising issues.
STOKEINTEIGNHEAD are up to fifth in the D Division West table after dispatching lowly South Brent by 166 runs.
Tom Wills smote an unbeaten century for Stoke in a tally of 230 for six.
Stoke struggled at first against Scott Malpass (4-56) , but when Wills joined Hugo Longrigg at 57 for four the game changed.
Longrigg kept an end up for 65 off 112 balls while Wills got on with it at the other.
Wills made 104 not out from 83 balls with 13 fours and three sixes.
South Brent were all out for 64 in reply – and having been 34 for seven they did well to get that far.
Man of the match Wills (4-24) aided by Euan Trower (3-22) ripped out the top order.
Pete Glen (26) held out for 37 balls but when he was eight out on 64 no one coming in after scored a run.
Stoke are at home to Topsham SJ this Saturday.