WINLESS Chudleigh dipped to a seven-wicket defeat against Cullompton that left them 54 points adrift at the bottom of the B Division.

Manroz Bhullar top scored for Chudleigh with 70 of the first 100 runs on the board towards an eventual total of 190 for seven.

Ben Cowling (29) and Tim Sandercombe (35) contributed 59 for the fourth wicket after a mini-slump from 100 for one to 100 for three.

There were two wickets each for Raheja (2-22), Akshay Bharadwaj (2-49) and Dan Reynaldo (2-22).

Wickets fell at 72, 92 and almost there at 174 in a routine run chase completed with more than 15 overs to go.

Lee Hooper (36) and Raheja (73) made early runs, which left captain Brendon Parr (53no) to wrap things up. Two boundaries from Dan King completed the entertainment.

Victory keeps Cullompton six points behind second-placed Stoke Gabriel in the promotion race.

Meanwhile, Stoke Gabriel remain hot on the heels of Barton at the top, following a five-wicket win on the chase over Bovey Tracey 2nd XI.

Bovey made 140 all out in the 40th of their overs, which Stoke chased down with more than 11 overs in hand.

Having got to 46-0 with Albie Bradley (27) going along nicely, Bovey dipped to 61-2, three and four!

Archie Christophers (30) and Ryan Jones (21) got the score up to 121-5, but it went downhill once again.

Stoke spinner Dan Bullock twirled out figures of four for 27 and there were two wickets each for Jake Robinson, Liam Mair and Kyle Lardner.

Stoke’s reply started hesitantly and at 52-4 after a going over from Braydon Pink (3-16) there was work to do.

Justin Pringle turned the game around with an unbeaten 73 off 93 balls. His stand of 51 with Jack Tolley (25no) won the game with time to spare.

Lastly, Teignmouth & Shaldon carried on climbing up the table thanks to a 100-run win over Ipplepen.

That’s four wins in the last five starts for T&S, who have moved 16 points clear of the bottom two.

“We are showing we belong at this level and can cause some damage,” said Carl Woolnough, the T&S captain.

Teignmouth were all out for 215 in the 38th of their 45 overs.

They had an unfortunate habit of losing wickets in batches – two in the 70s, three in the 140s – but did enough either side to post a total.

Todd Ballman made 23 up top and there were runs for Josh Couch (43) and Ruben Minnaar (40) in the middle order.

Spin proved productive for Ipplepen with two wickets each for Nathan Forde and Ash Harvey, topped off by Noah Rider with a three-for-37 haul.

Ipplepen made sedate progress to 42-1, then the wheels fell off, from 48-5 to 115 all out.whilst Bougourd (3-23) led the T&S takedown.