Devon seconds E West Whitchurch v Shaldon THE second team entertained promotion chasing Shaldon. Skipper Wallace won the toss and elected to bat first. Alford (25) and Webber (13) made a good start adding 40 for the opening wicket and seeing off the new ball. The usual Whitchurch middle order wobble saw the home side slip to 79 for 4 and threatening to throw away a promising start. Swift and Moore with two wickets each. However, Wallace and Tamblin had other ideas. Wallace completed a deserved half century as the visitors ran out of bowling ideas. The pair added 119 for the fifth wicket, until Tamblin was trapped in front to the penultimate ball of the innings for 42. An all-run four brought up the 200 and maximum batting points, with Wallace unbeaten on 76. Shaldon's reply set off apace, as they sought maximum points with the 50 up inside 10 overs. Tamblin then starred with the ball, bowling both openers and bringing Whitchurch back in to the game. During the middle overs, Shaldon's run chase stalled as Poole and Tamblin (3 for 34) turned the screw. A partnership of 70 between Moore (49) and Swift (47) brought Shaldon back into it, until both were lbw to Gavin Hall (2 for 36). Northey also bowled a tidy spell, but the match came down to five being needed off the last over. Whitchurch volunteers were in short supply, so Alford stepped up to the mark. He started with a no ball, but then had Larkman caught by Webber. A few more extras and the tension was growing. One more loose delivery though and the game was over. Shaldon squeezed home by one wkt and with three balls to spare. This was a great effort by Whitchurch against a team who beat them comfortably earlier in the season. Some more disciplined fielding and the game was there for Whitchurch to win.