HALF-centuries for Dinesh Rehaba, Richard Beaumont and Liam Price put South Devon on course for a 96-run win away to Barton Seconds.
Barton are having a rough time this season with a young and inexperienced side leavened by a few old campaigners such as Jim Parker and Sean Needham.
South Devon took full advantage of Barton’s inexperience to rack up 254-7 in their 45 overs with Raheja (50), Beaumont (50) and Price (51 not out) leading the way.
Barton were all out in reply for 160, no one making more than opener Jack Bell (26).
Anthony Bingley took three Barton wickets for 31 runs and there were two scalps each for Raheja (2-28) and Jay Hargreaves (2-21).
It was South Devon’s third win in five starts in the division and puts them fifth in the table of 10.
South Devon return to Marsh Road on Saturday afternoon for an eagerly awaited derby date with Torquay 2nd XI.
Ashburton slump to six-wicket defeat – match report in the Friday, June 8 edition of the MId-Devon Advertiser