Hatherleigh lose out to Sandford in top-of-the-table clash in A Divison

PUBLISHED: 15:42 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:42 15 August 2017

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Hatherleigh are now without a win in five following the 131-run loss

Sandford installed themselves as A Division title favourites when they handed out a 131-run hiding to Hatherleigh.

It’s been a two-horse race almost all season between Hatherleigh and Sandford for the title.

Hatherleigh topped the table for the first 10 weeks before Sandford went past them.

Sandford now lead by 28 points with 60 to play for and it’s hard to see how Hatherleigh can catch them now.

The worry for Hatherleigh is having gone five games without a win, is there enough left in the tank to stop Budleigh overhauling them on the run in?

Hatherleigh have a 23-point advantage, which on current form isn’t enough to be totally confident.

Sandford hurtled to 287 for seven in their 50 overs – taken most of the way there by skipper Foan, who hit seven fours and six sixes in his 116.

There were big stands of 108 with Charlie Fitzoy (30) and 63 with Matt Theedom (41).

Losing skipper Mark Lake had no complaints.

“Sandford out played us in all departments,” said Lake.

“They batted really well and got an above par score.

“And scoreboard pressure and good bowling in the second innings was what made them a lot better than us on the day.”

Hatherleigh play Chudleigh this Saturday at Kate Brook.

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