BOTTOM side Bideford couldn' t contain Devon B Division leaders Brixham, who beat them by six wickets with more than 14 overs to spare. Mike Wigley was the top scorer for Bideford with 81. It was a patient knock that included just five fours. A stand of 55 for t
BOTTOM side Bideford couldn't contain B Division leaders Brixham, who beat them by six wickets with more than 14 overs to spare.
Mike Wigley was the top scorer for Bideford with 81. It was a patient knock that included just five fours.
A stand of 55 for the fifth wicket between Wigley and Fergus Bradbeer (24) was as good as it got for Bideford in a total of 1167 for seven. Matt Allin opened up with 21.
Shaun Simpson (4-49) had most wickets for Brixham. Joe Hyde had two for 35 in 13 tidy overs.
George Northcott led the Brixham chasee with a top score of 71. Simpson (45) put on 64 for the second wicket with Northcott, who added another 50 with skipper Chris Lanyon (25) to reach 140 for three.
After Northcott and Lanyon went, Craig Eaves (10no) and Tim Robinson (6no) saw Brixham home. Martin Stewart had two wickets.
Barnstaple & Pilton had the best of a drawn with visiting Chagford.
Mike Paine belted a top score of 95 for B&P in a total of 231 for five.
Paine, who faced 105 balls, hit ten fours in a stand of 193 for the first wicket with George McEndoo (69).
The partnership, which occupied 40 overs, ended when Steve Sizmur (2-36) got Paine out.
Despite knocks of 40 from Gary Sizmur and 31 from Colin Mortimore, Chagford were never quite up with the asking rate. Tidy bowling from Henry McEndoo (2-37) and Steve Moore (2-31) pinned them down.
Six overs out Chagford were 166 for six and with no prospect of winning Jeremy Christophers (25no) and Stuart Lord (30no) blocked out to draw 205 for seven.