BOVEY Tracey had to scrap for a 47-run win over Kingsbridge in the top-of-the-table clash at the Butts.
Bovey made 282 for six in a full 45-overs-each game, teenage opener Taylor Ingham-Hill blazing away for 85.
Kingsbridge opener James Fletcher then hit 90 in a respectable Kingsbridge reply of 235 for six.
Bovey stay top on 166 points, Bridestowe (159) and Dartington & Totnes (151) are right behind and Kingsbridge (147) have dropped down to fourth.
Ingham-Hill and Sam Taylor (45) put on 73 to get Bovey going, then Ben Steer chipped in as 134 for two was reached.
Callum Stanley (54no) and Derek Perry (25) kept the runs coming all the way down, even after Ingham-Hill was fifth out at 225.
Fletcher had back-up from Freddie Ford (29), James Ford (26) and Ashley Treeby (20) as Kingsbridge reached 172 for three. Perry (3-49) picked up a couple of wickets and when Fletcher went Kingsbridge slowed.
Olly Robinson (20) and Clive Clark (15) were the not out batsmen who took Kingsbridge to maximum batting points.
BRIDESTOWE kept up the pressure on Bovey Tracey at the top of C West with an 81-run win at home to struggling Plympton.
The hosts were reduced to 49 for four by Adam Sellick (2-42) and Steve Raven (3-42), with the division's top run scorer Gary Sizmur (23) failing to pass 50 for the first time in four weeks.
Ryan Dennis (76) and Mark Fogerty (40) rebuilt the innings, putting on 129 for the fifth wicket.
New Zealand women's international Felicity Leydon-Davis (4-36) picked up late wickets with Bridestowe looking to up the run-rate.
Late fireworks from Richard Drake (23) got Bridestowe up to 236 for nine from their 40 overs.
After losing an early wicket, Jason Degg (25) and Rob Walker (70) brought Plympton back into the game with a run-a-ball stand of 44.
Ryan Dennis (2-24) broke the partnership and from there the visitors’ chase fell away.
Half of Alex Jopling's (2-6) eight overs were maidens, as Plympton fell well below the required run-rate.
Sizmur (3-43) and Phil Hatton (2-39) picked up regular wickets towards the end of the innings, and Dennis returned to bowl Walker to seal the win.
SHALDON defeated Lewdown by eight wickets in a Twenty20 thrash at Hazeldown.
Charlie Jelley (3-23) ad Tshepo Legodi had three wickets each as Lewdown were bowled out for 100 in the last over. Harry Geering made 14, Dave Ball 13 and Mike Maynard 12.
Karl Blackburn smacked 59 as Shaldon cruised to victory with more than five overs to spare.
ASHBURTON lifted themselves out of the bottom three when they defeated fellow strugglers Cornwood 2ndXI by 75 runs.
Skipper Ashley Berry led the way for Ashes with 88 in their total of 254 for six.
A stand of 83 with Dan Coles (20) was topped up by another worth 76 with in-form Martin Causey.
Cornwood skipper Lee Baker tried eight bowlers looking for breakthroughs. None did better than Ben Griffiths (2-21).
Dan Piddock (52) shored up the Cornwood innings after it crumbled to 31 for three with Dom Durman (3-21) among the wickets.
Piddock and Josh Goodliffe (44) got Cornwood back in the game, but from the moment Rob Lambert removed Goodliffe it was downhill in a hurry.
Chris Yeo (4-30) ran through the lower order as Cornwood went from 151 for five to 179 all out.
CHAGFORD’S situation in the C West basement is in danger of turning critical after an eight-wicket defeat at Dartington & Totnes left them adrift at the bottom of the table.
Chagford were bowled out for 103 in their 33rd over – and only got that far thanks to late-arriving captain Del Lammonby swishing 20 going in at number nine.
James Howrihane picked up four for 29 in two spells and Tyler Walton took three for 27 in between.
Man of the match Howrihane (54no) steered D&T home, aided in just 13 overs, aided and abetted by Matt Sevior (16) and Willy Wyatt (21).
Defeat leaves Chagford 67 points adrift at the bottom of a table with three relegation places.
Dartington & Totnes are up to third, 17 points behind Bovey Tracey, who occupy the lone promotion place.