DARTINGTON & Totnes put 13 points between themselves and the D West bottom two when they defeated Hatherleigh by five wickets.

D&T made 199 for seven in a game initially reduced to 41 overs each due to bad weather.

Jono Lloyd, who opened for D&T, top scored with 87 and out on 81 for the second wicket with Jon Perkin (32). More runs followed for Alistair Selby (33).

Tom Carroll (0-28) and Luke Westacott (0-32) kept it tight with the ball for Hatherleigh. Jamie Nielson (3-31) profited in the dash for runs at the end.

A rain break brought Hatherleigh’s target down to 179 in 39 overs and despite Danny Forrester (36), Zak Spears (25) and Westacott (37) whittling away at the deficit, they fell short, unable to score the 14 required off of the final over.

They ran out of time on 173-8 with Chris Cook (3-21) and Selby (2-29) taking the bowling pats on the back for D&T.