Ashburton first team travelled to play a Lewdown side who had soundly beaten them earlier in the season.
After Ashes lost the toss and were asked to field Lewdown raced to 49 inside the first 6 overs as the Ashes opening pair struggled with their lines and lengths on the Lewdown slope. Dom Durman (2 for 42) then had Harry Geering (15) caught behind and Ashes started inch their way back into the game. Lewdown continued to put away the bad balls as they reached 100 with no further wickets lost and 25 overs remaining and a big total looked on the cards. Matt Churchill (1 for 25) then broke the stand and shortly afterwards Chris Yeo (1 for 31) picked up the big wicket of Dave Ball for a well made 55. Runs then dried up completely as Akif Sohail (2 for 36) and George Marshall (3 for 14) ran through the rest of the batting as Lewdown were bowled out for 151.
In reply Kevin Nicholls (20) and Lloyd White added 40 for the first wicket and then skipper Ashley Berry joined White in a superb partnership of 114 that took Ashes to a 9 wicket victory with 17.4 overs to spare. White finished unbeaten on 63 and Berry unbeaten on 52.
After the game skipper Berry said "Another good team performance with a clinical finish. It's closer to the standard I know we are capable of so we need to ensure we maintain this level".
Ashburton seconds entertained Bovey Tracey thirds who won the toss and batted. Bovey openers Richard Wyatt-Haines (77) and Lee Solway (40) added 127 for the first wicket before Sam Russel (36) joined Wyatt-Haines to take the score to 171. Jake Pascoe was introduced into the attack and dismissed both set batsman before running through the lower order to finish with 5 for 27 off of his 6 overs. Jerry Crouch (2 for 60) picked up wickets at the other end as Bovey were all out for 238.
In reply Ashburton struggled to keep up with the required rate and despite good innings from Marcus West (34), Duncan Haddrell (29) and Jack Churchill (20) they found themselves 138 for 9. A useful last wicket partnership of 35 between Nail Kemp (14no) and Steve Hulse (10no) added some respectability to a final total of 173 for 9 in their 40 overs.
Lloyd White (63no)
Ashley Berry (52no)