BIDEFORD'S B Division campaign is in danger of sliding into trouble after they lost by seven wickets to Axminster. Bideford looked set for a decent total with James Ford (38) and Matt Allin (23) in charge . Seventy-four without loss after 12 overs looked

BIDEFORD'S B Division campaign is in danger of sliding into trouble after they lost by seven wickets to Axminster. Bideford looked set for a decent total with James Ford (38) and Matt Allin (23) in charge . Seventy-four without loss after 12 overs looked ominous for Axminster.Johnny Hurford's introduction (3-48) into the attack paid instant dividends as he trapped Ford lbw. Then Joel Seward took a fine catch off the bowling of Nick Taylor (3-44) to see the end of Allin and from that point onwards the bowlers remained in charge Only Chris Luxton (22) made any headway as Taylor, Hurford and Gary Larcombe all finished with three wickets as Biddy were bowled out for 171.Brett Garner marked his return after injury to the Axminster side with 36, young Seward hit 23 and Robbie Prior led the side home with an unbeaten half-century. Defeat leaves Bideford 15 points clear of the relegation zone with only two wins all season.There was better news from the 2nd XI who won by a single wicket at Alphington.Ian Hayter was Man of the Match with four for 29 to help keep Alphington to 163 for nine - and a top score of 44 in the run chase.Alphington 163-9 (M Davidson 41, T Weekes 41 I Hayter 4-29), Bideford 164-9 (I Hayter 44, J King 34; T Collier 4-46), Bideford (18pts) bt Alphington (7) by 1 wkt.l Bideford will be looking to bounce back against Clyst St George. Their 2nd XI are away to Clyst.