Jay Rothery turned things round for North Devon’s second XI in their D Division East game against Clyst St George.

Saints got as far as 192 for nine in 45 overs – Chris Ferro (26) and Jayak Nallala (51) making early runs before Matt Dart (3-38) slowed them up.

Adam Ykhelf, who made 39 off 37 balls, put his toe down in the last 10 overs as Saints added 88.

North Devon’s chase was in a spot of bother at 50 for four when Rothery joined skipper Richard Screech out in the middle. Their stand of 84 swung the game.

Screech went for 38 – one of three scalps for Harry Attwater (3-47) – but Rothery carried on to make an unbeaten 92 in a three-wicket win.

It’s Upottery away this Saturday for Screech and his crew.

Barnstaple and Pilton were too good by nine wickets for visiting Sandford 2nd XI.

Charles Fitzroy went in when Sandford were 18 for one and hit a top score of 62 in Sandford’s all-out total of 164.

Brady Saunders dispatched Fitzroy with a return catch and went on to take five for 33 as the lower order crumbled.

Saunders opened up after tea for Barnstaple and carried his bat for an unbeaten 77.

Saunders – 11 fours and three sixes – shared an unbroken stand of 149 with Jack Moore (6) that won the game with more than five overs to go.

Barnstaple make the long trip to leaders Exmouth 2nd XI this Saturday.