Bideford defend low total to earn unlikely win

12:46 20 May 2014

Bideford wicketkeeper Matt Allin is out of action for a month after breaking a bone in his hand

Bideford wicketkeeper Matt Allin is out of action for a month after breaking a bone in his hand

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Bowlers excel after putting on just 121

BIDEFORD puled off an unlikely win over Shobrooke Park after they were bowled out for 121.

It seemed Shobrooke has done the hard bit after rolling Bideford over for 121 – Alvin Pollard (3-23) and Chris Simpson (3-12) doing most of the damage.

Josh King’s knock of 20 was as good as it got for Bideford, who wobbled from 50 for three to 67 for six and never recovered.

Shobrooke were in equally dire straights at 53 for five, but as long as James Goodman stayed in had a chance.

Goodman’s departure to James Ford (2-6) at 90 for six was the beginning of a sharp slide to 100 all out – five wickets going for 10 runs in 20 balls.

Fifteen year old Alex Hannam (3-10) polished off most of the stragglers, and was named man of the match by his captain.

Bideford captain Ford said to win defending 121 was a tribute to the bowlers.

“It was one of the best bowling performances since I have been at Bideford – and some great catching,” said Ford.

Tavistock are the visitors to Westward Ho! this Saturday.

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