Roach hundred leads Bideford to derby win

11:16 18 June 2014

Bideford

Bideford's Josh Atkinson, whose four-wicket haul helped put the skids under Barnstaple. PHOTO: Simon Horn.

Archant

Bideford bt Barnstaple and Pilton by 61 runs

JOSH Roach nailed his first league ton for Bideford in a 61-run win over Barnstaple & Pilton that moved them within five points of second-placed Thorverton.

Aussie opener Roach helped himself to 103 off 113 balls with 11 fours and a six.

Roach was fourth out on 189 having shared stands of 75 with skipper James Ford, 59 with Matt Allin (34) and 43 with Chris Luxton.

Josh King came on with four overs to go and flogged 50 not out off 23 balls – six fours and three sixes in that little lot – towards a final total of 240 for four.

Steve Moore’s two for 27 off nine was as good as it got for B&P.

Barnstaple went off in hot pursuit with Andy Barton (38) Jack Popham (35) getting up to 87 for one in 14 overs.

Three wickets fell to King and Josh Atkinson and from then on Bideford worked through the B&P order.

Moore (14), James Thomas (11) and Sean Cole (21) all delayed the inevitable, but it was King’s day and he went on to finish with four for 33 as B&P were dispatched for 179 with five overs to go.

It’s Braunton at home this Saturday for Bideford and skiper James Ford is looking for a derby double.

He added: “Josh roach is starting to look at home on better wickets – his hundred was chanceless.

“Good to see Matt Allin back and getting runs.

“Barnstaple had us worried at 90 for two, but once again our bowlers stepped up.”

Barnstaple play Shobrooke Park on Saturday.

1 comment

  • The bowler that took four wickets was Josh King not Josh Atkinson as depicted therefore photo & text are incorrect

    Add your comment | Report this comment

    Annette

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:32
Netball

North Devon netball team end the year top of regional league

Read more
Yesterday, 12:28
The CrossFit North Devon team in Bath

Crossfit North Devon (CFND) took a team of 12 athletes to the first European Strength in Depth fitness competition at Bath University Sports Centre this weekend.

Read more
Tue, 13:51

Post remains open as Torrington lose again

Read more
Tue, 13:45
Braunton Reserves (lighter) and Hartland (darker) both had a good weekend. Pic: platinumimages.uk.com

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Subscriptions
Reader travel
Advertise
Photo Orders
Competitions
Facebook
Twitter
North Devon Football League
North Devon Surf report

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition
North Devon�s trusted business finder