Filleigh won for the first time in four stars when they beat B Division bottom side Babbacombe by two wickets at Deer Park.

Babbacombe, now 44 points adrift at the bottom and seemingly destined for the drop, were all out for 144 in the 41st of their 45 overs.

Steve Lewis opened with 32, Mike Pugh got 20 in the middle and skipper Steve Broad hit 27 going in at 98 for five.

John Hickman (3-20) had wickets when there was still some shine on the ball and Justin Saker (4-27) ran through the bottom half as Babbacombe lost their last four men for 10 runs.

Knocking off the runs seemed inevitable as Filleigh reached 72 for two with Saker (32) and Rob Collier (28) making runs.

It was a different story at 119 for seven after Janrich Viljoen (3-46) and Tim Goodwin (2-43) got among them and Filleigh were glad of Connor Nash’s 21 for getting them most of the way home.

Filleigh are away to Ipplepen this Saturday.