There hasnt 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). 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.