SAM Read slammed his fifth league ton of the season in Clyst St George’s 311-run win over Budleigh Salterton.
The top-against-bottom encounter turned into a one-sides affair after Read (148) and Chris Ferro (131) hoisted 223 for Clyst’s first wicket.
Dan Kendall made 65 during a further stand of 137 with Ferro that helped Clyst reach 399 for four.
Read has made 733 runs in eight trips to the middle for Clyst and is averaging 91.63.
Budleigh were all out for 88 in reply before the end of the 18thover. Read hastened their demise with three wickets for five runs.
Clyst sit 42 points clear of Sandford at the top of the table. Budleigh are 51 points adrift at the bottom.
FENITON were embarrassed by 261 runs when they entertained Chardstock.
Ed Pyman hit a top score of 104 in Chardstock’s impressive 319 for eight.
Feniton’s Matt Davies only had one wicket, but his nine overs for 37 runs were cheaper than anyone else’s.
Feniton were all out for 58 in reply, no one making more than opener Graham Tucker (11).
James Pyman took four Feniton wickets for 22 runs and Rob Hutchings bagged three more for six.
DAVE Haysom and Luke Phillips dominated the Upottery bowling to earn Honiton a nine-wicket win.
Rob Ingram (5-32) and Adam Holmes (2-18) were Honiton’s most successful bowlers as Upottery were dismissed for 159. Andy Pulman top scored with 26.
Honiton lost opener Andrew Lapping with 41 on the board – and that was Upottery’s only success.
Haysom (88) and Phillips (42) put on 120 unbroken to win the game with 13.2 overs to go.
SANDFORD 2ndXI defeated Kentisbeare by nine wickets to go past Upottery and into second place in the D Division East.
Kents made a respectable 209 all out in the last of their 45 overs with Scott Chappell (44), Ed Halse (25). Martyn Howe (23) and Harvey Sanders (21) all chipped in. Chappell and Halse put in 70 for the fourth wicket.
Neil Maud (4-53) and Sandford captain Shaun Hawkins (3-20) were the bowlers who did the damage – and Hawkins had more trouble in store for Kents after tea.
Hawkins opened up with Chris Blake and batted through for an unbeaten 136 as Sandford knocked off the runs in a hurry.
Hawkins, who hit 20 fours and four sixes – that’s 104 in boundaries – put on 200 unbroken with Chris Jelley (65) for the second wicket.
Kents remain mid-table going into Saturday’s meeting with Feniton.
SAMPFORD Peverell & Tiverton defeated local rivals Clyst Hydon by five wickets in a last-ball thriller.
Hydon were all out for 233 in the last of their 45 overs after Josh Kallaway (4-33) finished off what Tom Hatton (5-49) had started.
Chris Holmes (36), Dom Carswell (37) and Ian Sutton (34) were Hydon’s leading scorers.
A third-wicket stand of 108 between Lee Hooper (89) and Harry Everett (86no) got SP&T in range of a win – and Robbie Broomhead (25) took them closer.
The last over from Chris Holmes arrived with SP&T needing six to win. Everett and Hatton got them in singles to win off the last ball.