THE top two in the First Division both had big wins away from home. Batmen whitewashed the Battlers with father and son Dennis and Shaun Gibbs untroubled gaining their maximums.
Mike Dummett had to fight very hard for his, saving match points but came through to win in the fifth game in all his singles.
Second-placed Torbay Academy overcame Newton Bishops 8-2, Kris Piwowar and Patrik Cincala again to the fore with maximums.
With the top two not playing in the Division Two, Marldon eased into third place with a comfortable 8-2 victory over Torre 21 Up.
Rhys Lush was in fine form for 21-Up, only failing to beat Marldon's John Oatley who emerged with a maximum.
Bottom side Dawlish Diamonds lost ground on their fellow strugglers as they only picked up a point in their 9-1 defeat by Tykes. Don Beesley and Derek Stratton, against the odds, took the final three doubles.
Marldon Badgers took over the leadership Division Three with a fine 9-1 victory over Dawlish Drifters. The father-and-son partnership of Mike and Simon Hern, both with maximums, saw the Badgers home with the Drifters' Ivor Copley preventing the whitewash.
Bottom side Brixham Dolphins battled hard against Hasbeens and picked up their first doubles win of the season, but went down 7-3.