Allin steers Bideford to first county win

Joseph Bulmer

BIDEFORD won for the first time this season when they overcame Barnstaple & Pilton by seven wickets in the North Devon derby at Westward Ho! Barnstaple s main run scorers were Mike Paine (33), Eddie Yeo (31) and Jack Popham (31) in a total of 181 all out

BIDEFORD won for the first time this season when they overcame Barnstaple & Pilton by seven wickets in the North Devon derby at Westward Ho!

Barnstaple's main run scorers were Mike Paine (33), Eddie Yeo (31) and Jack Popham (31) in a total of 181 all out

B&P were sailing along nicely at 147 for six before they collapsed against James Ford (3-4). Chris Luxton (4-46) had the earlier wickets to fall.

Opener Matt Allin showed Bideford the way home by smacking an unbeaten 91. After early difficulties against Yeo (2-63), Allin and James Corey (46no) put on 111 unbroken.

This win revives Bideford's survival prospects. They remain bottom, 14 points behind Cockington and safety with 100 to play for.

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