Bideford were on the end of a Gary Chappell century as they dipped to a 142-run defeat at Bradninch.

Former Devon batter Chappell opened up for Bradninch and made 145 in a total of 263 for eight.

Bideford skipper Paul Heard had bowling figures of three for 46 from nine overs, eminently respectable in view of the carnage going on.

Bideford got to 53 without loss - Tom Brend (39) and Ollie Hannam (17) making more between them than the entire team posted a week earlier against Cornwood - then went into a decline.

Ben Perry (26) had the only double-figure score after that as Bideford subsided to 121 all out.

There were three wickets each for Ross Acton and Chappell and two more for Will Greig.

Bideford skipper Heard felt his side deserved some credit for improving on the 10-wicket drubbing by Cornwood.

"I thought we stuck to our bowling task really well to pick up four points when with 20 overs to go it looked as if we were only going to get two," said Heard.

"Chapple is a quality player and his hundred was chanceless, so credit goes to him.

"Again we struggled to play to the game situation with the bat, although we showed more grit, to win games in the A Division we must progress quickly as a batting unit."