SEAN Cleave hit the last ball of the match for four to earn Tavistock and one-wicket win at Shobrooke Park and put them top of the B Division table.
Shobrooke made 248 for eight in their 45 overs – veteran left-hander Richard Pyle making 45 not out.
Billy Barriball (53) and Araon Churchill (45) put Tavistock in striking distance of victory, but back came Shobrooke with wickets.
The scores were level with one ball to go, which Cleave dispatched for the winning runs.
It could be much closer at the top of the table with Tavvy two points clear of Bideford, them Ipplepen six points further back in third.
Shaun Daymond, the Tavistock captain, told Herald Sport last Monday his side is the best in the B Division.
Daymond feels this win proves it.
“These are the type of wins you need to be at the top,” said Daymond.
“We probably bowled and fielded the worst we have all season, we gave them 45 extras and tat makes it hard for you..
“But we dug in and with some decent partnerships throughout we just got over the line.”
Pyle, Dan Robbins (40) and Chris Simpson (34) were Shobrooke’s main run getters.
Dylan Aucamp (3-22) took the bowling plaudits for Tavistock ahead of Daymond (2-30).
Daymond (29) and Aucamp (25) kept the Tavvy chase going after Barriball and Churchill came and went.
Robbins with four for 41 was the pick of the Shobrooke bowlers.
Shobrooke commence part two of the season this Saturday with a trip to Filleigh.
Skipper Chris Simpson hasn’t given up on winning promotion, but said the team needs to find another 10 per cent to do it.
“If we want to win this division these are the games we need to win in the second half of the season,” said Simpson.
“Overall, happy with our batting as everyone chipped in and players coming in impressed.
“Our bowling has been our strength all season but let us down this time. The only highlight was Dan Robbins picking up four wickets.
“All in all a great against a team we always enjoy playing against.”