FILLEIGH won a thriller against Kentisbeare when they chased 266 to win and got them with a wicket and a ball to spare. Kentisbeare batted first and were finally bowled out for 265. Filleigh s Tom Marsh took four wickets. Filleigh s league victory was in

FILLEIGH won a thriller against Kentisbeare when they chased 266 to win and got them with a wicket and a ball to spare.

Kentisbeare batted first and were finally bowled out for 265. Filleigh's Tom Marsh took four wickets.

Filleigh's league victory was indebted to a second wicket partnership of 159 runs between Nick Dartnall (48) and Rob Collier (119).

Collier scored his maiden century, with an elegant innings consisting of six sixes and 13 fours.

Chave claimed a wicket at the start of the over to crank up the pressure, but the visiting last pair got their run and they claimed a thrilling win courtesy of a boundary by Will Palmer.

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BARNSTAPLE & Pilton made third-placed Chudleigh work every inch of the way for a two-wicket win.

Ed Yeo was caught and bowled by Jan Bothma (4-42) for a top score of 63 in Barum's total of 201 for seven.

The key run getters for the visitors were Mike Paine (35) - he and Yeo put on 84 for the first wicket - George McEndoo (43) and Andy Barton (23).

Chudleigh got away to an 84-run start between Derek Perry (30) and Mark Solway (42).

Ed Foreman (29) kept George McEndoo (4-49) and brother Henry (3-54) at bay long enough for Chudleigh to get home with 13 balls to spare.

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BIDEFORD'S relegation worries worsened when they lost away from home by four wickets to fellow strugglers Cockington.

Defeat leaves Bideford bottom and 24 points away from safety.

Matt Allin (32) and James Ford (51) got Bideford to 85 for none in 12 overs, but the batters who followed could not match the run rate.

Will Wyatt (4-50) took the first four wickets to fall as Bideford collapsed to 176 all out. Josh King made 24.

Scott Colegate rattled off five sixes and the same number of fours on his way to top score of 76 for the winners.

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HATHERLEIGH faltered in their pursuit of D Division top two Dartington and Thorverton when they lost by 86 runs at Clyst Hydon.

Ian Sutton (59) and Graham Trude (49) were the top run getters for Clyst in a total of 254-5.

Kev Sercombe (4-53) and Dhanuja Nandhana (4-31) combined to bowl the visitors out for 168. Hatherleigh were 18 for four then 47 for six and glad of a knock of 47 by Mark Lake at number eight for saving them from total collapse. Gary Chatham made 25.

Hatherleigh remain third, where they trail Thorverton by 16 points.

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SANDFORD turned the tables on North Devon to win by two wickets in a high-scoring affair at Instow.

North Devon's former 1st XI captain Rob Ayre clouted an unbeaten 135 in a home total of 291 for eight.

Sandford got the runs with three balls to spare though, having been pointed in the right direction by Toby Lockhead (87) and Paul Smith (65), who put on 149 for the second wicket.