North Devon’s B Division contingent both picked up wins in the Tolchards Devon Cricket League on Saturday

Bideford inched up to second in the table when they beat early pacesetters Shobrooke Park by 32 runs.

Bideford recovered from an unimpressive 65 for five to make 144 all out – Jamie Lathwell digging them out a hole with a battling39.

Shobrooke started well – they were 57 for one – then lost wickets steadily on the way to 112 all out.

Unbeaten Ipplepen stay top of the table with Bideford now second and Shobooke third going into this Saturday’s game with bottom side Ottery St Mary.

Openers Matt Shepherd (24) and James Ford (25) gave Bideford a 46-run start, but it all went wrong after Shobrooke skipper Chris Simpson (2-25) brought himself into the attack.

Simpson and Ben Trenaman (2-21) with help from James Bevan (2-29), reduced Bideford to 65 for five.

Lathwell with back-up from Fred King (13) and last man Mike Lemmings (10) got something defendable on the board.

Peter Turner led the Shobrooke response, which looked on course at 57 for one before he was spun out by Lemmings (2-18).

Lathwelll ripped out the middle order on his way to figures of five for 18 from seven overs as Shobrooke collapsed. The game was lost in the time it took to sink from 90 for five to 97 for nine.

Tail-ender Williams Sullivan (13no) resisted, but what Lathwell started was finished by Alex Hannam (2-11) and Lemmings.

Filleigh skipper Simon Prideaux hopes the three-wicket win at Seaton will prove a turning point for the season.

Prior to chasing down Seaton’s 232 for nine with nearly two overs to spare, Filleigh were without a win since being promoted into the B Division.

Said Prideaux: “It was nice to get our first win and hopefully we can go on a bit of run now.

“I thought we went about the run chase in a fantastic manner, kept wickets in hand and didn’t take any unnecessary risks.

“They is still plenty to work on as we gave away a lot of extras again and our fielding can improve.

“After a frustrating start to the season we are up and running a looking forward to a tough game against Tavistock.”

Matt Hewer (39) and Steve Pritchard (21) made the early runs for Seaton with Joel Seward (21) chipping in as they reached 129 for four.

Josh Cann (58) went in when Seward was fourth out and shared stands totalling 91 before he was eighth to fall.

Filleigh shared the wickets around with James Campbell (2-42) and Justin Saker (2-41) posting the best figures.

Filleigh made an inauspicious start when opener Ryan Bowden was a third-ball casualty to Rob Prior.

The only real drama after that came when Filleigh lost Rob Collier (36) and Harley Ashdown close together, which left them 88 for four.

Skipper Prideaux (60) and Jas Kalsi (41) calmed Filleigh anxieties by putting on 84 for the fifth wicket.

Tim Mitchell (3-55) gave Seaton a flicker of hope, but Connor Nash (19no) ensured there were no slips.

Filleigh host Tavistock this Saturday.