South Devon shoot past Hatherleigh and Chelston & Kingskerswell to take top spot in D Division West
SOUTH Devon are the new leaders in the D Division West after shooting past Hatherleigh and Chelston & Kingskerswell to go top.
Chelston & Kingskerswell were top of the pile before they lost at home to Ipplepen 2nd XI.
Hatherleigh occupied second place until South Devon beat them by 64 runs at Hatherleigh Road.
South Devon have a slender one-point lead at the top over Chelston. The two sides meet this Saturday at Marsh Road in what promises to be an interesting encounter.
Skipper James Allen’s run of form at the top of the order continued with a top score of 66 in their total of 222 for five.
There was a lull in proceedings after Allen as first out at 107, during which three more wickets went reaching 135 for four.
Dillip Salinda, who wen in at 111 for three, batted through for a patient 39 while Anthony Bingley (25) then Harry Senior (22no) played some shots at the other end.
Hatherleigh gave away 40 extras, which did them no favours.
Eddie Jones (3-32) spun his way to the bowling pat on the back for Hatherleigh.
Bingley (4-22) and Aaron Hammett (3-18) in particular posed questions the Hatherleigh top order struggled to answer.
Danny Forrester made 35 and Jones 38, but a steady decline to 86 for six hinted at one likely winner.
Jones and Teriq Worrell (37) delayed the inevitable with a stand of 58 for the seventh wicket.
Bingley retuned for a second spell to knock over the tail enders as Hatherleigh slid to 158 all out.
DAN Winsor and Al Stewart took four wickets each to help Plymouth CS&R to a 19-run win in the basement tussle with Lewdown.
Man of the match Stewart made 49 when Civil batted towards their total of 193 all out.
Stewart and Matt Trevorrow (66) put on 121 for the fourth wicket in a stand that was finally broken when Trevorrow was bowled by Keith Maynard (2-17).
Charlie Hughes was Lewdown’s main wicket taker with three for 22.
Lewdown were all out in reply for 174. Ollie Brown (54) and Tom Pengelly (29) got them in touching distance before Winsor (4-26) and Stewart (4-26) turned the game Civil’s way.
Civil are still in the bottom three but a lot closer to safety than they were as Kenn and Plympton 2nd XI both lost.
BEN Powell hit an unbeaten 58 as Whitchurch completed an eight-wicket win over Plympton 2nd XI.
Ollie Goulder (36) and Andy Walter (24) had the only scores of note for Plympton as they were skittled for 115.
Marc Kerswill (3-35) and Rob Bone (3-22) were the Moorlanders’ main wicket takers.
Powell and Rob Potts (13no) had victory wrapped up with time to spare.
IPPLEPEN 2nd XI did not hang about en-route to a five-wicket win over deposed leaders Chelston & Kingskerswell.
Aidan Phillips (4-37) bagged four wickets and there were two each for Matt Abbott and Steve Bowden as Chelston & Kingskerswell were dismissed for 144 in 31 overs.
Opener Chris Harrison made 30 in a running total of 69 for five. Vivek Kulkarni (24) and Shorn Bobb (33) put on 49 but once they were separated the innings declined.
Ipplepen were home and hosed before the end of the 21st over. At 12 for three in reply after a battering from Bobb (4-63), Pens seemed in trouble.
A stand of exactly 100 between Marcus Gadie (29) and Sam Wakeham, who hit 11 fours and two sixes during a 38-ball stay, killed the game.
PAIGNTON defeated Kenn by 59 runs to ease into the D West top three.
Mark Smith (23) and Sam Woodcock (29) made early runs for Paignton, but it was Sam Glanfield who top scored with 42 in an all-out total of 149.
James Gosling took four Paignton wickets for 31 runs and there were braces for Matt Wonnacott and Martin Swannell against one of his former clubs.
Gosling hit 41 to get Kenn moving after Jack Harman (3-29) posed early problems.
Sam Woodcock’s spin proved Kenn’s undoing. He took five for 23 in nine overs as the Villagers crashed from 68 for five to 90 all out.