BIDEFORD snatched the spoils in the North Devon derby at Westward Ho when they trounced B Division stragglers Barnstaple & Pilton by eight wickets. Barnstaple were always up against it after slumping to 43 for five as Chris Luxton (4-23) and Mike Wigley (
BIDEFORD snatched the spoils in the North Devon derby at Westward Ho when they trounced B Division stragglers Barnstaple & Pilton by eight wickets.Barnstaple were always up against it after slumping to 43 for five as Chris Luxton (4-23) and Mike Wigley (2-15) made life difficult for them.Opener Ross Burbidge (56) batted through to the fall of the eighth wicket, but no one else made a notable contribution to a total of 113 all out. Mike Warne claimed three for 19.Bideford got away to just the start they wanted with Matt Allin (25) and Will Barrett (38) hoisting 55 for the first wicket.A double strike by George McEndoo (2-40) slowed Bideford briefly, but Andre Webb (37no) and James Ford (12no) knocked off the rest to clinch victory with 20 overs to spare.Barnstaple entertain B Division leaders Abbotskerswell on Saturday. Bideford are away to Plymouth Civil Service.Mark Metters and Dan Brierley bowled Barnstaple & Pilton 2nd XI to a 12-run win over arch rivals Bideford in the North Devon derby at Taw Meadow.Andy Tucker (50) and Dave Loder (35) were Barum's prime run getters in a total of 207 for seven. John Weeks picked up three for 38 for Bideford.Fergus Bradbeer (73) was on top form for Bideford, but only Darren Hart (35) offered worthwhile runs in support.Metters and Brierley had three wickets each as Bideford were bundled out for 195.OTHER RESULTIvybridge 235-9 (A Birch 64, J Mailing 62, M Tuckwell 28; Brigden 2-42, D Johnson 2-22) Braunton 184-5 (B Brooks 52, T Robottom 73no; A Birch 2-8) Ivybridge (13pts) bt Braunton (10) by 51 runs.