Braunton had to work hard away to lowly Clyst Hydon for a three-wicket win.

Mike Cliff (26) and Graham Trude (39) got Hydon up to 130 for four against Braunton, supported by Clinton Lewis and Sinthuran Thevaraj with a brace of 18s.

Clyst lost six wickets for five runs on their way to 135 all out as Jon Baglow (5-27) and Martin Smith (2-10) sent them sliding.

Braunton were home and hosed in the 28th over, but it was far from a stroll in the park.

After Baglow (21), Mike Taylor (45) and Callum Mitchell (26) got the score up to 113 for three, wickets started to tumble to James Billington (3-22) and Lewis (2-37).

Braunton were glad of Dan Brierley (14) for taking them from 118 for six to within three runs of victory.

Braunton are on the road again on Saturday, this time to promotion chasers Kilmington.