IPPLEPEN go to ailing Clyst St George looking to make up lost ground in the promotion race.
Ottery overturned Pens by seven wickets last time out to claim their third top-four scalp in a month.
Axminster pulled 25 points clear by defeating Plymouth CS&R – and time is running out to wipe out the deficit.
Pens made 269 for eight with Dave Harris (80) and Jack Lewis (78) pointing the way with a stand of 115 for the third wicket. Sam Wakeham chipped in with 50.
Ottery were 93 for one Dan Flower (35) got out, leaving Lewis Townsend (65) to add 50 more with Sam Tennant.
Jack Pritchard (34no) and Alex Thurgate saw Ottery home.
Pick of the Pens' bowlers with seven tidy overs for 27 runs was Keith Wakeham.
CHAGFORD need to beat Ottery St Mary this Saturday to halt their slide down the table after slumping to a nine-wicket loss at Dartington.
Will Gornall led the bowling effort with three for 18 and there were two wickets for Bertus Loots, Jamie Howrihane and Ryan Stevenson as Chagford were all out for 99.
Loots then slammed 65 not out in a hurry to speed D&T to victory inside 18 overs.
Chagford are now just 22 points off the drop zone with thoughts of promotion gone.
Dartington are one of the sides below Chagford in the rankings, but skipper Harold Stevenson is confident they are on the up after a back-to-back wins.
"We have a good enough side not to be in trouble in the first place and I hope we will be okay from here," said Stevenson, who takes the side to Bideford this week.
KINGSBRIDGE beat leaders Bideford by six wickets on run rate in a rain-affected game.
Josh King slammed 104 of just 63 balls with 13 fours and six sixes as Bideford made a sizeable 302 for five.
Dan Barrett (60) and Jodi Gilmore (28) put on 80 for the second wicket then King and Matt Shepherd (47) added 123 for the fourth.
Neil Peach (1-34),and Bhanu deSilva (1-33) were cheap, James Rosewarne (0-88) wasn't and Chris Bowles (2-29) picked up a couple of wickets.
Kingsbridge lost daSilva (18) and Will Dorey (0) reaching 32 for two in the seventh over, then got on with it!
James Fletcher with 88 off 87 balls and Angus Watson with 16 fours in his 87 off 71 put up 165 for the third wicket.
When the rain came in the 32nd over Kingsbridge were 'ahead' at 227 for four.
"It was an excellent win considering how the first half of the match went," said skipper Fletcher. "We had a bit of luck with the rain and a revised target, but I thought we chased exceptionally well.
"It has given us a huge boost and put us in high spirits for the match against Axminster."