THORVERTON gained some ground in the B Division survival scrap when they beat Seaton by six wickets.

Rob Prior made 60 for Seaton, who were limited to 141 for nine in 40 overs.

Thors lost 10 overs chasing time due to rain, which meant a revisited target of 106 in 30.

Dave Baldock’s run-a-ball 36 got Thors in sight of a second successive victory, which was achieved with nine balls to spare.

While Thorverton were winning at Court Lane, Barton were being rained off at Tavistock.

Thorverton remain in the bottom two for another week at least, but have closed the gap on Barton ahead of them to seven points.

“Our focus now moves on to next week and getting a third win when we play Abbotskerswell,” said stand-in captain George Greed

Prior made 60 of the first 98 on the board for Seaton. He was third out, the second of three scalps for Alex Hills (3-24).

James Grady (4-35) then ran through the Seaton middle order. Only Josh Cann (14) and Tim Mitchell (10) made it into double figures after he got on.

“We were lucky to win the toss, but we still had to bowl well.” Said Greed.

“Alex Hills bowled exceptionally well in difficult conditions and it was great to see James Grady get four wickets. “

Thors lost George Greed and Hills cheaply and at 40 for three with Paul Fielder (24) just out didn’t need another setback too soon.

Grady (25no) and Baldock took Thors within seven runs of victory with a stand of 59. James Maxwell (2no) was in at the end with Grady.