NORTH Devon got just the start they didn't want in Division One - a 69-run defeat by Sandford. Matt Westaway (4-21) and Scott Amos (3-9) dismissed Sandford out for 167, but that proved too many for the hosts, who were dismissed for 96 with only Warren Mil

NORTH Devon got just the start they didn't want in Division One - a 69-run defeat by Sandford.Matt Westaway (4-21) and Scott Amos (3-9) dismissed Sandford out for 167, but that proved too many for the hosts, who were dismissed for 96 with only Warren Miller (26) and Amos (15no) making any impression.Sandford's former Zimbabwe Test player Douglas Hondo bagged 2-10 on his first outing, but was upstaged by young Simon Ashplant (3-23).Braunton lost their Saturday game at home to Bratton Fleming by seven wickets, but hit back the following day to see off Barnstaple & Pilton. Jon Baglow, back at Braunton after a couple of seasons at Torquay, top scored with 37 as Braunton struggled to 146, Bratton Fleming's Paul Jellicoe grabbing a couple of wickets. Paddy Dartnoll hit an unbeaten 48 to see Bratton home. Tom Mitcham (89no), Ian Roberts (30) and Andy Paddison (41) provided the platform for a final total of 222-3 against B&P, but it was explosive hitting from Mark Mitchell (49) that gave the innings late acceleration.Brady Saunders (49) led the reply that closed on 200 with three wickets for Gary Osbourne and Paddison.Filleigh II were bowled out for 149 despite a fine debut innings of 37 from Ravi Gill.Heathcoat won the game by three wickets. Mike and Simon Prideaux took two wickets.North Devon III won well on Saturday against Bude but lost heavily the following day to Bideford. Ricky Kelly, Matt Dart and Colin Payne bagged two wickets each as visiting Bude were bowled out for 190. Aussie Jay Ambery top scored for Bude with 37 and Ben Purcell chipped in with 28. Stuart Rhodes hit an unbeaten 90 to lead the Instow men to a comfortable seven-wicket win. North Devon were skittled out for just 66 by Bideford - Darren Willcocks claiming the season's first five-wicket haul (5-23). The early damage was done by Matt Bettis who removed both North Devon openers. Only John Wainwright (16) and Jamie Overton (12) made any impact with the bat.Andy Widdicombe led the chase with 34 not out to wrap up a nine-wicket win.Bishops Nympton suffered a hammering at Bude where the home side amassed a total of 394-3, then shot the visitors out for just 63 to record a whopping 331-run win. Ashley Hockin opened the home innings and was finally out for 190.Hockin and Matt Williams (81) added 200 for the second wicket, then Andy De Rosa (52no) and Hockin plundered a further 108 for the third wicket. Sam Hockin took 3-1 in five overs, four of which were maidens. Aussie Jay Ambrey bagged a brace as did Sean Parrish and there was cameo show of off spin from 14-year-old Derek Piper (2-8).