SOUTH Devon have yet to string two wins together this season after going down by four wickets to Sandford.

The Newton Abbot side were hoping to build on the previous week’s win over lowly Plymouth when previously winless Sandford 2nd XI visited Marsh Road.

It did not go to plan though as Sandford won by four wickets to get off the mark and off the bottom of the table as well.

The game was won and lost by a rapid 88 from keeper-batter Archie Osborne who, fittingly, hit the winning boundary with two balls remaining.

South Devon were 13 for two – both taken by Brian Leach – when Marshall joined surviving opener Dan Duke and the pair embarked on a stand of 89 for the third wicket. Duke went first for 56 to Pete Steer.

Ellie Bishop (5-50) then got to grips with South Devon’s middle order, including Marshall.

Lahiru Samaradivakara (19) and Jackson Evans (17no) chipped and chased enthusiastically at the end of the South Devon innings.

South Devon found themselves a bowler down when Jon Martin pulled out of the attack due to injury, leaving four overs to find elsewhere.

When Sandford were 124 for five with Bishop (22) and Praisin Alias (22) gone, South Devon were slight favourites.

Osborne and Matt Jeacock (37) turned the game around with a stand of 84 for the sixth wicket that put Sandford in eight-an-over territory to win it. They did.

Best of the bowling for South Devon was supplied by Marshall (2-40) and C B Fonseka (9-1-34-1). Goodman took two for 51.

IVYBRIDGE got over the defeat by Paignton that cost them the leadership in the C Division West by handing out an eight-wicket pasting to Ashburton.

Ashburton’s batting order was reduced to rubble in fewer than 20 overs as Ivybridge skittled them out for a paltry 54.

Arthur Johnson (5-18) and Josh Coker (4-28) ran through the first nine wickets in double-quick time. Sam Kidd took the tenth and last.

Opener Steve Edmonds (10) and Ryan May (25) were the only batters to get past six. Five of them did not make a run between them.

Ivybridge lost two wickets on 10 – Adam Huxtable and Zach Dunn in successive balls to May (2-28) – during the 7.2 overs they needed to knock-off the runs. Harvey Johnson (20) and Cebo Tshiki (17) were the not-out batters at the end.

Victory keeps Ivybridge second in the table, where they trail Paignton by 10 points.

SDCC meanwhile, occupy seventh at the time of writing, with the gap to Yelverton Bohemians below them at just seven points and the gap to Brixham above them at just five points.