No time to dwell on Bideford defeat says Tavistock captain

TAVISTOCK have to move on from the disappointment of a last-ball defeat by Bideford when they visit Thorverton.

Bideford held on to win by one run, which put them top of the table at Tavistock’s expense.

Ipplepen’s win over Thorverton moved them up to second, but with only 17 points between the top four it remains wide open.

It’s the next game that matters, not the last, according to skipper Shaun Daymond.

“To get there last week and not get over the line was very disappointing,” who was one of a number of absentees at the Ring.

“With the team we had, we dug in and we will take the positives and look to get back to winning ways Saturday.

“It is still very tight at the top so consistency is key.”

Daymond, pacer James McGahey and all-rounder Charlie Barriball are all back in.

George greed is in command of Thorverton for a couple of weeks while Andy Pitt is on holiday.

If Greed can start moving Thors away from the bottom two, that will give Pitt something to build on when he returns. They are 21 points adrift at the moment after losing to Ipplepen.

“The team is shaping up well, but we need focus on getting the basics right and playing to our potential,” said Greed.

Nick Barton and Alex Hills return after being away for Andy Pitt and Jacob Broom. Ben Coe is promoted from the 2nd XI.

Filleigh are going for three wins on the trot when they entertain Abbotskerswell,

Back-to-back wins over Thorverton and Shobrooke Park have lifted Filleigh 21 points clear of the bottom two,

Simon Prideaux, the Filleigh captain, said: ““After back-to-back wins the feeling is very positive.

“It appears our top order is finding some form and we fielded well as unit on Saturday.

Batter Mark Prideaux comes in for Olly Squire and Ryan Bowden returns for the game against Abbots, who won a rain-affected game on run rate when the side last met.

“It was a close game at home and I hope we can come out on top this time,” said Prideaux. 

Abbots are without all-rounder and former captain Richard Acton, who is taking leave of absence until his wedding day it out of the way.

Kyle Rich is deservedly promoted from the 2nd XI having performed well there all season.

Seaton were duffed-up by Abbots last time out, ending a four-game winning run.

Skipper Ben Morgan takes the team to Bideford tomorrow eager to get back to winning ways.

“Looking for a much-improved performance from last week from our bowlers and hoping that the game against Abbots was a one off with our poor bowling and fielding display,” said Morgan.

Other B Division action sees bottom side Ottery at home to Ipplepen and Barton on the road to Shobrooke Park.