THERE were some thrilling games in the under-13s section of the North Devon Youth Cricket League, in which Hatherleigh have knocked Bideford off the top. While Bideford suffered a four-run defeat in a close match at Braunton, the Hatherleigh youngsters ch

THERE were some thrilling games in the under-13s section of the North Devon Youth Cricket League, in which Hatherleigh have knocked Bideford off the top.

While Bideford suffered a four-run defeat in a close match at Braunton, the Hatherleigh youngsters chalked up a 55-run win at home to Weare Giffard to take a 12-point lead at the top of the table, although having played a game more.

Bideford under-11s continue to sweep all before them, their 24-run win over Newton Tracey maintaining a perfect four match record.

Chulmleigh recorded their first win in the under-10s section, beating Braunton by 11 runs.

But Filleigh are the team to beat after chalking up their third successive win.

Under 10s:

Bideford 165 (C Stanbury 15). Filleigh 187 (C Williamson 19). Filleigh won by 22 runs.

Braunton 135 ( A Davies 2-8). Chulmleigh 146 (F Davies 14; B Whittaker 3-3). Chulmleigh won by 11 runs.

Under 11s:

Newton Tracey 83-9 (J Gibbs 43no; Squire 3-5, Henry 3-8). Filleigh 85-8 (Muir 35no; Cowling 5-17). Filleigh won by two wickets

Hatherleigh 95-6 (C Penberthy 30, B Harris 15. Filleigh 43-7 (A Marden 3-4). Hatherleigh won by 52 runs.

Bideford 132-4 (T Brend 32 retd no, C Stanbury 32; Robinson 3-27). Newton Tracey 108-8 (J Gibbs 32 retd no). Bideford won by 24 runs.

Under 13s:

Hatherleigh 120-3 (Pearce 32no, priest 28no, Berry 19). Weare Giffard 65-4 (Davey 17no, Webb 17no). Hatherleigh won by 55 runs.

Braunton 86-5 (Barnes 40, Aiken 20). Bideford 82-9 (Lathwell 4-11). Braunton won by four runs.

Newton Tracey 79 (A Byrne 30; W Knill 5-16, D Chugg 3-6). Barnstaple 76-7 (W Knill 21). Newton Tracey won by three runs.

Weare Giffard 102-7 (R Boundy 30; N Harris 3-25). Newton Tracey 103-3 (H Fisher 28no, J Binns 18no). Newton Tracey won by seven wickets.

Under 15s:

Hatherleigh 135-8 (L Reynolds 39, T Burns 24no). Braunton 49 (L Reynolds 5-1). Hatherleigh won by 86 runs.