Asburton first team entertained Cornwood seconds on yet another baking hot day at Varwell Field.
Skipper Ashley Berry won the toss and opted to bat and, after losing two early wickets, Dan Coles (20) joined him for a partnership worth 83 that took the score up to 112. Martin Causey with a well made run a ball 52 added a further 62 with Berry before the skipper fell for an excellent 88. Matt Churchill (13), Jake Pascoe (12no) and some big blows from Dom Durman (19no) all got on with it in the last few overs as Ashes reached a final total of 254 for 6 in their 45 overs.
Durman (3 for 21) then reduced Cornwood to 31 for 3 before Daniel Piddock (52) and Josh Goodliffe (44) fought back and with twenty overs remaining the game was in the balance as Cornwood needed 120 to win with 6 wickets in hand. Robin Lambert (2 for 46) dismissed Goodliffe and then a game changing spell from Chris Yeo (4 for 30) saw Cornwood collapse as they finished all out for 179 to lose by 75 runs.
After the game skipper Berry said "It's coming home".
After winning their first 7 games Ashburton seconds have now lost their last 3 after going down by 106 runs to Plymouth thirds.
Plymouth totted up 216 for 6 in their 40 overs thanks to 81 from Gavin Jones. Greg Robinson (2 for 35) was the pick of the Ashes bowlers.
In reply Ashes were skittled for 110 with only Marcus West (31) and Jerry Crouch (15) making it into double figures.
Ashley Berry cleaned up for 88
Martin Causey celebrates a half century
Dan Coles (20)
Chris Yeo (4 for 30)
Dom Durman (3 for 21)