Barnstaple & Pilton held on for a winning draw in their B Division basement battle with Cockington. Barnstaple, one off the bottom of the division with only Cockington below them, declared on 238 for five in the last over to avoid giving away a third bowl

Barnstaple & Pilton held on for a winning draw in their B Division basement battle with Cockington.Barnstaple, one off the bottom of the division with only Cockington below them, declared on 238 for five in the last over to avoid giving away a third bowling bonus point.Ross Burbidge (66) and Lee Cole (53) played their shots to make 128 for B&P's first wicket.Brady Saunders (32) and Tom Popham (29) both chipped in before the declaration.Shaun Needham (3-65) led the Cockington bowling effort and also spearheaded the run chase with a fluent 60.Needham and John Mather, who hit six sixes in his 49, put 70 on for the first wicket.Tight bowling from spinners Steve Moore (14 overs for 33 runs) and Henry McEndoo (2-40) slowed Cockington on the chase, although Scott Colegate did make 31.Fourteen to win from the final over proved too many and Cockington ended up nine runs short of victory on 230 for six.A draw wasn't a great result for either side as it means they both remain in the bottom two.B&P host Shobrooke Park this Saturday.