Seaton and Thorverton face off in B Division match of the day + Pitt (pictured) back to lead Thors
MATCH of the day in the B Division should be the first-against third tussle between Seaton and Thorverton at Court Lane.
Seaton top the table on 214 and Thorverton are 31 points behind them in third.
Bovey Tracey 2nd XI are second but cannot be promoted this season as second teams are not allowed in the A Division.
League officials have confirmed that the side finishing third will be promoted of Bovey remain in second place.
Thoverton will strengthen their position if they win, but a defeat opens the door for Cullompton and Plymstock to revive their challenges.
If Seaton win then they can almost certainly look forward to A Division cricket next season.
Skipper Ben Morgan is anxious to avoid chicken counting just yet.
“We have got to win it first and that will be tough,” said Morgan.
“Thoverton are a good side so expecting a hard game.
“We are on a good run and hope to keep it going.”
Thorverton welcome back skipper Andy Pitt, Calem Curren and Gareth Hess. Mising are the holidaying Paul Fielder and Ben Sapiecha as well as Jacob Broom.
As both sides have won four of their last five games, the formbook is not much help, although Seaton won when the sides last met.
Said Pitt: “I don't think we did ourselves justice in the reverse fixture earlier in the year but Seaton have proved to be the strongest side in the division so far.
“We're in a really good position with a game in hand over Bovey and over the next two weeks we want to put a gap between ourselves and fourth place.”
Plymstock are away to Kilmington in a curious game between two sides looking in different directions.
Plymstock, still hoping to reach the second promotion spot, are five points ahead of Kilmington, whose skipper feels both sides are still in danger of going down.
“We have four games left and if we win them all then we will see where we are,” said Plymstock vice-captain James Nicholls.
“We will have to be a lot better than we have been recently as three straight defeats is not up to standard at all.”
Lively seamer Rob Cunningham is on holiday so Max Thomas comes in.
“He has been very consistent in the twos and deserves a go,” said Nicholls.
Kilmington have a clutch of changes.
All-rounder Matt Pile is available for the first time this season and Billy Read has become re-available following the cancellation of the Boardmasters weekend in Cornwall.
Skipper Brett Garner said: “It is going to be a tough game for both sides, who need a result to stay clear of the bottom places.
“The weather could make for an interesting game if it goes ahead.”
Chudleigh skipper Matt Heather is looking at the derby clash with Ipplepen as a chance to diminish relegation fears.
Chudleigh are 22 points clear of bottom side Brixham, in the division’s only relegation place. Ipplepen will drop behind Chudleigh if they lose.
Said Heather: “A good win could push us up the table and still with a game in hand over Ipplepen.”
Jack Beer, Saqib Hasan and Shaun Newland come in for Del Lammonby, Will Lammonby and Sam Harvey.
“This time of year is difficult to get a consistent team out due to holidays, but we still have a strong XI, so we will be up for it,” said Heather.