North Devon will have revenge in mind when they entertain Hatherleigh this Saturday.

Hatherleigh, then the Premier new boys, caused a stir on the opening day of the season when they beat North Devon by six wickets.

Both sides have had more downs than ups since then and are closer to the bottom than the top of the table.

North Devon will have to play better than they did in the two-wicket defeat at Bovey last time out if they are going to take the spoils.

Bovey’s run chase was in all sorts of trouble at 99 for seven in reply to North Devon’s 185 for eight.

Realistically, Bovey were one lost wicket away from defeat and potentially dropping into the bottom three.

Ashley Causey, an 18-year-old all-rounder called up from the second team, went in when Bovey were 61 for four and decided to stay put.

The bottom half of the order all kept an end up while Causey chipped away the deficit from the other end on his way to match-winning 59 not out.

North Devon did well to reach 185 for eight considering they were 84 for six and 100 for seven after a battering from Codd (4-33).

An eighth-wicket stand of 60 between Steffan James (44) and skipper Matt Westaway (28) gave the North Devon bowlers something to defend.

Bovey were soon in trouble against North Devon as Josh King and Rikki Kelly got among them, Take Peter Bradley’s 20 out of 42 for three and there wasn’t much from the rest.