BIDEFORD completed the double over Shobrooke Park when they won there by 34 runs. Stuart Shaw (4-40) and former skipper Andy Codling (2-61) took the wickets for Shobrooke as Bideford were held to 182 for nine. Most of Bideford's batsmen got in and got a
BIDEFORD completed the double over Shobrooke Park when they won there by 34 runs.Stuart Shaw (4-40) and former skipper Andy Codling (2-61) took the wickets for Shobrooke as Bideford were held to 182 for nine. Most of Bideford's batsmen got in and got a few, although none got more than Andre Webb (27). As the game panned out, the eighth-wicket stand of 32 between Ian Hayter (24) and Chris Luxton (26) proved crucial to the outcome. That stand pushed Bideford up from 143 for seven to 175 for eight - and Shobrooke were bowled out for 148 in reply.Only Jon James (38), Ben Trenaman (29) and Rob Newall (19no) could make any impression against Hayter (3-31), Micky Warne (3-40) and mopper-up Ford (2-9).l BARNSTAPLE & Pilton are hovering one place over the B Division danger area following a seven-wicket defeat by promotion chasers Heathcoat.Heathcoat's rising county youth star Sam Smith added to his growing, all-rounder reputation with five for 44 as B&P were bowled out for 186. Brady Saunders (42) was the B&P anchorman, putting on 56 for the second wicket with Lee Cole (36) and 64 for the fourth with Andy Barton (31).Smith and Luke Peterson (2-56) did a fine job on the bottom five, rolling them over for 32 runs between them. Smith then hit an unbeaten 31. Guy Bucknall top scored with 86, Joe Smith hit 39. Guy Bucknall came in at first wicket down for Heathcoat and hit 86 to set up the win.Along the way there were stands of 88 with Joe Smith (39) and 61 with Sam Smith, who was unbeaten in 31 when the winning post was passed with four overs to go.Barum are only out of the bottom two relegation slots as fellow strugglers Cockington and Plymouth CS both lost as well.Barnstaple entertain Axminster this Saturday. Bideford are away to leaders Abbotskerswell.