CHUDLEIGH and Lewdown clash this Saturday in what could be the B Division title decider.
Chudleigh are now breathing down Lewdown's necks at the top of the B Division table after crushing South Devon by 10 wickets at Kate Brook.
Bottom side South Devon had hoped the derby atmosphere would lift them into a performance, but it wasn't to be.
Sean Day and Ben Holmes took four wickets each as Chudleigh dismissed South Devon for a measly 92.
James Hart, Ryan Maunder and Jonty Parsons managed a run between the at the top, Dave Knowles (24) and Richard Beaumont (19) put on 47 for the fourth wicket but when Rob Clarke bowled Knowles it was calypso-collapso time.
Four wickets went for six runs – Day taking three of them – and despite resistance from Lewis Darby (29) South Devon were all out after 32 overs.
Knocking off the runs was embarrassingly easy for Chudleigh. Derek Perry (56no) and Ed Foreman (26) did it inside 15 overs.
"The day went about as well we could have planned," said Chudleigh skipper Jon Martin.
"Firstly we won the toss on what was a rain-threatened day then bowled them out for less than 100.
"Then we went out and knocked off the runs off for no loss inside 15 overs before the rain came.
"A bonus was the returning Derek Perry scoring 50 not out and four bowlers taking a share of the wickets."
For South Devon it was a pointless afternoon – they came away with nothing – while Chudleigh banked a 20-point maximum to go level with Lewdown at the top.
STOKE Gabriel can move away from the B Division danger zone if they win away to fellow strugglers Thoverton this Saturday.
Stoke are only two points away from the bottom two after losing to promotion hopefuls Ivybridge last time out.
Thorverton are two points ahead of Stoke, so beating them will move Josh Dowling's side up the table.
It was a close-run thing though as defeat was only confirmed with two balls to go.
Stoke opener Ian Coulton (46) put on 46 with Seb Ansley (12) and 59 with skipper Josh Dowling before he was the first of three wickets for Jeewan deSilva.
Dowling kept going to make 55 – his stand of 60 with Matty Taylor (18) anchored the middle order – and there was a chip in from Andy Betram (16) near the end toward the total of 209 for seven.
Ivybridge got off to a 63-run start through Andy Johnson (29) and Gareth Andrews, who was third out at 100 for exactly 50. Sri Lankan deSilva carried the chase along at a brisk pace, reaching 90 off 79 balls.
By the time Dowling (2-29) trapped deSilva lbw, the target was eight off seven balls.
"We lost with two balls to go so it was a tough one to swallow," said Dowling.
"We thought we had enough on the board, however our bowling team didn't execute as well as we could.
"Jeewan showed his class with a great batting performance. We tried our best and that is all I can ask.
"Thorverton is going to be a massive game for us this Saturday.