DEVON skipper Bob Dawson clattered an unbeaten 104 as Budleigh Salterton hoisted a hefty 305 for five in a drawn game at North Devon. Budleigh skipper Ian Bishop found himself in the classic captain's dilemma at Instow - what do to if you are heading for

DEVON skipper Bob Dawson clattered an unbeaten 104 as Budleigh Salterton hoisted a hefty 305 for five in a drawn game at North Devon.Budleigh skipper Ian Bishop found himself in the classic captain's dilemma at Instow - what do to if you are heading for a big total?Bishop opted for safety first by using all 50 overs, which allowed Dawson to reach 104 not out. The Devon captain smote five sixes and four fours during his stay.North Devon were 142 without loss around the halfway stage of their reply, which vindicated Bishop's decision to bat on.Taking the pace off the ball - Bishop bowled off-spin instead of pace while Rob Newman operated at the other end - slowed North Devon, who were 257 for seven when the overs ran out.Neil Bettis (86) and Robert Gear (66) gave North Devon a 142-run start before Newman (3-57) made a breakthrough to remove Gear.The dangerman for Budleigh was North Devon's Aussie stroke-maker Stuart Rhodes, who was given out caught behind trying to sweep Bishop and went for 11.Bishop (3-59) accounted for Mike Hedden and Bettis, and there were two more wickets for Newman, as North Devon slowed to 197 for six.Martin Gear (43no) shored up what was left of the North Devon batting and even found time to give ex-team-mate Matt Webb (1-68) a bit of stick in the time left.