Braunton have to win against relegated Clyst Hydon on Saturday to avoid suffering the same fate – and even that might not be enough to save them.

A 77-run defeat away to fellow strugglers Feniton last time out dropped Braunton into the C Division East bottom three.

Feniton moved ahead of Braunton on the back of the result and are five points clear with a game to go. Whimple are a point ahead of Feniton and also in relegation jeopardy.

Braunton will be safe if they beat Clyst Hydon and Feniton lose to Sidmouth II, who are going to finish runners-up.

The fall-back position in the event of a Feniton win is for Whimple to lose their derby date with Ottery St Mary.

Feniton were all out for 206 with an over to go at Station Road. John Buckland (42) and captain Jon Pyle (35) rescuing them from 115 for five.

Joe Barnes (3-39) edged Braunton’s wicket list from Mark Johnson (2-20).

Braunton got to 42 without loss thanks to Mike Taylor (14) and Callum Mitchell (22) – then collapsed spectacularly.

Five wickets went for five runs added – Matt Davies (5-22) doing most of the damage – and when Alex Hodges fell lbw to Pyle (3-14) the score was 57 for six.

Phil James (39no) put up some resistance, but Feniton were on top now and bowled out Braunton for 129.