BRAUNTON came back from the dead to beat Chudleigh by three wickets in a game they appeared to have lost. Mark Solway anchored Chudleigh's total of 159 all out with a gutsy 65. Andy Paddison (4-32) posed most of the bowling problems for Braunton with Mar
BRAUNTON came back from the dead to beat Chudleigh by three wickets in a game they appeared to have lost.Mark Solway anchored Chudleigh's total of 159 all out with a gutsy 65. Andy Paddison (4-32) posed most of the bowling problems for Braunton with Mark Lathwell (2-25) and Jon Baglow (3-44) doing their bit as well.It was smiles all round in the Chudleigh camp after Graeme Wilson (5-27) did most of the damage reducing Braunton to 51 for seven.Andy Paddison and Wayne Manning turned the game in its head by putting on 109 unbroken for the eighth wicket to win the game with two overs to spare. Paddison finished on 73 not out and Manning was undefeated on 33.In 26 seasons of A Division record keeping there has only been longer stand for the eight wicket. The record was set in 2000 by Braunton batsman Steve Moore and Mitchell in a game against South Devon.l BIDEFORD 2nd XI snatched a dramatic two-wicket win in the last over of the game at Chudleigh.Jason Barnes and Mark Halse got Chudleigh off to a good start with a stand of 52 before Barnes was out lbw to Jack Perham for 21. Halse was eventually out for 93, having hit 15 fours, and without him Chudleigh couldn't maintain that sort of progress. From 125 for two they lost seven wickets for just 74 runs. Josh King took four for 64 in a total of 203 for nine.Bideford lost an early wicket in reply when Fergus Bradbeer got out. It wasn't until the score reached 106 that the second wicket fell, Martin Barratt for 47.Bideford started to slow down when Dave Norris was bowled for 51.King batted well and took Bideford within reach of Chudleigh's total with a useful 40. Bideford needed 70 off the last 10 overs but some poor fielding from the hosts - three dropped catches inlcuded - and 19 not out from John Weeks got Bideford home with three balls remaining.