BIDEFORD remain rooted to the foot of the Devon B Division following a 113-run loss to Chudleigh. Mark Solway top scored with 71 as Chudleigh posted 242 for eight. The best stand in the game was one of 117 for the fourth wicket between Solway and Nick Hal

BIDEFORD remain rooted to the foot of the Devon B Division following a 113-run loss to Chudleigh.

Mark Solway top scored with 71 as Chudleigh posted 242 for eight. The best stand in the game was one of 117 for the fourth wicket between Solway and Nick Halse (62).

Mike Wigley (3-19) and Josh King (3-64) were the most successful of the Bideford bowlers.

Bideford were all out for 129 in reply - their last five wickets going for 35 runs.

Alex Wood, promoted from the 2nd XI, made the top score of 24.

Bideford are now 26 points adrift of safety. The team they have to overhaul is Clyst St George, who held out for a draw at Barnstaple & Pilton.

Cricketing nomad Ed Yeo marked his return to B&P with 114 not out in a home total of 264 for three.

Mike Paine was next best with 65 while Andy Barton hit 52 not out.

Yeo, who faced 115 balls for his 114, dispatched 13 fours and shared in stands of 83 for the second wicket with Paine and 123 for the fourth with Barton.

Mark Couch, Chris Ferro and Dom Hazel took a wicket each for Clyst.

Pete Andrews (28) and Ferro gave Clyst a 60-run start, but once they were started the run rate slowed.

Ferro batted through for an undefeated 93, which came off 143 balls and included 10 boundaries.

Henry McEndoo had three for 50 and brother George two for 47 as the Clyst chase fizzled out at 183 for seven.