LEWDOWN 2nds travelled to Newton Abbot on Saturday to take on South Devon and dug deep to take maximum points after the home team had gained the upper hand.

Lewdown won the toss and put the home side in but some wayward bowling saw almost 60 extras conceded as South Devon amassed 218 all out.

Metherell and Horn continued their good seasons with 3 for 48 and 3 for 47 respectively and Creasey, Clements and Smith returned better second spells for a tidy completion of the last ten overs. Andrews with 46 and Allen with 33 were the pick of the South Devon batters.

Lewdown started steadily to reach only 10 for 1 in reply, but disaster struck with the next three wickets falling to leave the visitors reeling at 37 for 4, (two of those wickets falling at the same score), with Taylor and Amery grabbing two wickets each.

With two further wickets falling and the score still only 60 for 6 in the 13th over, South Devon sensed victory was within their grasp. However, Pengelly with 79 not out and Clements with 72 not out steadily wrestled the advantage back to Lewdown and finished with a flourish as Pengelly hit six fours from one over to see Lewdown home with 11 overs to spare.

Amery was the pick of the beleaguered bowlers with 3 for 40 as Lewdown finished on 220 for 6.