Doble brothers make huge impact in Budleigh win over Bideford


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Budleigh Salterton are moving up the A Division table after an 85-run win over visiting Bideford hoisted them two places and 18 points clear of the drop spots, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Skipper Trevor Anning, the former Devon and Minor Counties XI all-rounder, top scored for Budleigh with 60 in their 50-over total of 179 for six.

Anning got Budleigh to 90 for two with help from Marc Troman (16) and Ed Doble (27). Lloyd Murrin (28) and James Leat kicked on after Budleigh slowed to 117 for five.

Bideford skipper Paul Heard used eight bowlers, none more successful than Jack Ford (4-22 off 10).

Bideford seemed in a good place at 71 for two with James Heard (34) still there.

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Skipper Heard’s dismissal to the combination of bowler Ed Doble and brother James behind the stumps, started a collapse Bideford couldn’t arrest

From 86 for four when Ford was caught behind, Bideford lost seven wickets for nine runs.

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