Bideford won for the first time in three starts when they overcame Ivybridge by 133 runs.

Bideford’s top five batters all made sizeable contributions to a total of 243 for five.

James Ford (46) and Tom Brend opened up with 62 and Ford stayed round long enough to add another 54 with Ollie Hannam (45).

Hannam and Paul Heard (31) were good value for 48 more – and in the latter stages Alex Hannam (41) and Jack Ford (15) put on 51.

George Berry (2-33) was the only Ivybridge bowler to take more than one wicket.

Ivybridge were soon in trouble at six four three and 23 for four was barely an improvement.

Zimbabwean Charles Kunje (64) resisted for 76 balls while wickets fell regularly at the other end.

Skipper Harry Solomon (15) and tail-ender Berry (12) delayed the inevitable, which came when the Bridge were all out for 110 in the 40th over.

Fred King (2-19) took wickets up top, Josh Atkinson (3-31) got into the middle order and Steve Bond (2-14) claimed the last two, which included Kunje.

Bideford are away to Budleigh Salterton on Saturday.