Bideford revived their survival hopes in the A Division with a 13-run win over visiting Budleigh Salterton.

Bideford's Cameron Atkinson is bowled by Budleigh Salterton's Edward Doble. Picture: Matt SmartBideford's Cameron Atkinson is bowled by Budleigh Salterton's Edward Doble. Picture: Matt Smart

There hasn’t been much good news this season for Bideford, who had only won twice in 13 starts prior to Saturday.

Defeats for Chudleigh and Ivybridge were a welcome bonus for Bideford, who now find themselves 11 points clear of the relegation places.

If they can win at hit-and-miss Brixham this Saturday, the gap could get ever wider.

Bideford recovered from 46 for four to make 134 all out, thanks largely to a stand of 119 for the fifth wicket between Alex Hannam (28) and Jack Ford (41).

Jamie Lathwell in bat for Bideford against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt SmartJamie Lathwell in bat for Bideford against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt Smart

Once Hannam departed, Max Mejzner (3-22) and Ed Doble (4-18) whipped out the lower order.

Budleigh were winning it all the way at 78 for one after Marc Troman (36) and Trevor Anning (23) had given them a start. It was a different story at 87 for seven after a collapse sparked by Ford (4-11).

The bottom half of the order crumbled away, helped by Jamie Lathwell (2-7) as Budleigh were dismissed by 121.

Martin Stewart in bat for Bideford against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt SmartMartin Stewart in bat for Bideford against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt Smart

Alex Hannam leaves the field in Bideford's match against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt SmartAlex Hannam leaves the field in Bideford's match against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt Smart

Jack Ford top-scored for Bideford with 41 against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt SmartJack Ford top-scored for Bideford with 41 against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt Smart

Cameron Atkinson in bat for Bideford against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt SmartCameron Atkinson in bat for Bideford against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt Smart

Alex Hannam in bat for Bideford against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt SmartAlex Hannam in bat for Bideford against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt Smart

Jack Ford leaves the field in Bideford's game against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt SmartJack Ford leaves the field in Bideford's game against Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Matt Smart