BRADNINCH were outgunned at Bovey Tracey where they slid to a 69-run defeat

Only one of Bovey Tracey’s first nine batters failed to make a double-figure score as the defending champions hit 242 for eight in 50 overs. Andy Fairbairn was the odd-man out

Sean Dalliston (34) and Josh Mailling (34) opened up with 87, before both fell to Tendal Maruma (5-32).

After a slow down to 122 for four, Peter Bradley (46), Ashley Causey (24) and Toby Codd (19no) got Bovey moving again.

If you were looking for where Bradninch came unstuck on the chase it was probably the period when they slipped from 43 for one to 48 for four. Causey (5-37) did most of the damage.

Dan Hardy (58) tried to rebuild and Tallan Burns (21) assisted for a while.

Causey eventually got Hardy out and with him out of the way Bradninch subsided to 173 all out.

Gary Chappell, the Bradninch captain, was to-the-point in his summation.

“Bovey deserved the win,” said Chappell. “The difference was they held their catches and applied themselves better with the bat.”

Bradninch remain one off the bottom, 14 points behind Hatherleigh who are the team they have to get ahead of.

Winning captain Codd said: “It was a really important win for us over a team close to us.

“Once again Ash Causey showed his quality with bat and ball – we did field and catch well in support of him – and Peter Bradley showed his experience when we needed it.”

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