DEVIZES claimed a spectacular one-run victory away at WEPL Wiltshire champions Marshfield during Saturday’s final round of fixtures.

A total of 121 all out did not look like being enough to defeat a Marshfield side who had suffered just one previous defeat this summer.

However, Devizes turned in a sublime bowling display to dismiss the champions’ reply for 120 as they collapsed from a strong position at 108-5.

Elsewhere, Purton face a nervous wait to find out if they will retain their WEPL status next season after a seven-wicket win at home to Calne meant they finished the campaign second from bottom in the table.

Tom Whittaker’s side expect to find out their fate next week as the league’s board ponder over the option to promote either one or two teams from the Wiltshire Cricket League.

Great Bedwyn were crowned champions of the county league but the club has been denied the opportunity to climb up a level because of a lack of provision at youth level.

As a result, Corsham 2nd will join WEPL Wiltshire next season – and it is possible that Avebury could join them.

If that happens, Purton will drop back down to the county league alongside Hinton Charterhouse, who will definitely go down after finishing bottom.

Purton captain Whittaker said: “We went into the game without any pressure on ourselves. We never knew if we would be safe after the game because of how the league works.

“We only managed to win two of our last four games, when really we needed to win three.

“It’s now up to WEPL Cricket – we’ll see how things work out.

“Obviously we want to play at the highest level possible, but it has been such a tough season.”

Purton’s weekend win came thanks to Bill Barker’s fine figures of 5-27 as Calne were bowled out for 108.

The target was revised to 105 off 44 overs because of rain and opener Elijah Samuel’s unbeaten 60 saw that easily reached on 105-3 inside 20 overs.

Charterhouse’s relegation was confirmed after they lost by 93 runs at home to Royal Wootton Bassett.

Tatenda Chiraza (93) and Charanveer Chahal (78) blasted Bassett to a total of 286-6 before they bowled Charterhouse out for 193 despite strong resistance from Andrew Boyce (59) and Toby Patrick (50).

Swindon secured second spot in the table when beating Westbury by seven wickets on the road.

Richard Mills (51) was the only Westbury batsman to offer significant resistance as his side were bowled out for 110, and Swindon needed less than 21 overs to reach a winning total of 112-3.

Finally, Bradley Parry hit a century as Warminster won by 36 runs at Potterne 2nd.

Parry’s excellent 129 led Warminster to 293-6 and Rory Cullinan (4-53) took over with the ball after tea to restrict the Potterne reply to 262-8.

Sam Gaiger (76) and Josh Hodder (60) gave the hosts hope in their run chase, although it was in vain.