SHOBROOKE Park moved away from the relegation places in the B Division when they defeated Tavistock by 28 runs.

Shobrooke made 220 for nine in their 45 overs – skipper Chris Simpson top scoring on 89.

Simpson and Jon James (14) put on 48 for the second wicket after James McGahey cleaned out Phil Anning.

The main stand of the Shobrooke innings was one worth 81 between Simpson and Jacques Budricks (22).

Shaun Daymond (3-49) removed Simpson lbw with the score on 141 for three. He had faced 102 balls, hitting 11 fours and two sixes.

Dan Robbins (28) and Richard Pyle (21) both chipped in towards Shobrooke’s final total.

McGahey returned for a second spell in the last 10 overs and picked up three more wickets for match figures of four for 26.

Tavistock set of in hot pursuit with James White (29) and Dave Manning (56) getting the score up to 132 for two.

Simpson snared White first, breaking a stand of 97, and followed up with Manning to an lbw shout next ball.

Daymond and Jack Newton didn’t last long as Tavvy slumped to 147 for six.

McGahey and Arron Churchill (24) had a go, but once Simpson (4-52)  bowled McGahey it was downhill all the way.

Budricks was restored to the attack to bowl at the tail enders and picked up two more wickets to finish with four for 25 in Tavistock’s 192 all out.

Said Simpson: “Our bowling and fielding was really good.

“We thought we might have been 40 runs short, but we took all our chances.

“Credit has to go to all our bowlers, who didn't give much away.

“Hopefully we can keep this form going into the derby game with Thorverton at our place this Saturday.”

Shobrooke are now 25 points clear of the third relegation place with four games to stay there.

Tavvy skipper Daymond had been hoping for a late tilt at promotion, but his reversal leaves them 29 points off second place and looking at a mid-table finish.