BIDEFORD are the champions of the Francis Clark Devon League C Division.
A stunning knock of 166 from Jordi Gilmore led them to a thumping victory over Clyst St George at Westward Ho!
After a season of consistent high scoring, Bideford racked up 311 for four to put the title within their grasp.
Gilmore, the Australian, led the charge hitting 24 fours and five sixes, facing only 100 balls.
Dan Barratt scored 25, James Ford contributed 66 and Matt Allin weighed in with 32 not out as the home side showed their quality.
In reply, Clyst, who only travelled with ten players, never looked like doing enough.
Josh Atkinson bowled maidens for his first three overs and returned later to claim the last two wickets with figures of two for 23.
Martin Stewart played with aggression to take two for 32 and there were wickets for Fred King, Alex Crisp and Josh King to get the championship party started.
Bideford round off their promotion season with a trip to Chagford on Saturday.
North Devon were unable to prevent Exmouth taking a big step towards the Premier Division title.
The Instow side suffered an 86-run defeat to the leaders after being bowled out for 134.
Exmouth appeared to be struggling at 36 for three and, despite figures of three for 22 by Matt Westaway, they went on to set a target of 220.
The visitors fell well short of that with Craig Overton (26) and Max Curtis (27) the only players to get past 20.
While North Devon remain in fourth place ahead of their final game against Torquay on Saturday, Exmouth can clinch the title with seven points at Cornwood.
A narrow defeat to Plymstock has left Hatherleigh battling to avoid relegation from the A division in their final match at Braunton this weekend. In a low scoring game, Plymstock were bowled out for 128 with Mark Lake taking two for 21 and Simon Gillespie three for 33.
Gillespie then made 39 not out but it was not enough to halt the slide as Hatherleigh were dismissed 13 runs short of their target. To avoid an instant return to the B division they must beat Braunton and hope Plymstock are unable to cause an upset against second-placed Sandford.
Braunton, already doomed to relegation, put up a fight against Barton before missing out by one wicket.
Alex Hodges (29) and Tom Mitcham (27) were their top scorers in a total of 166 and Jon Baglow had Barton worried, claiming five for 32.
Tom Popham scored 70 as Barnstaple and Pilton dented Alphington's chances of avoiding the drop in the B Division.
Henry McEndoo hit 39 in Barnstaple's 207 for eight, then the hosts were bowled out for 183 with Steve Moore (two for 15) and Jack Popham (three for 19) doing the damage.
In the D Division, Filleigh were beaten by seven wickets against promotion-chasing Shaldon Optimists.
Mark Prideaux hit a half century for Filleigh but their total was eclipsed as Seamus McKenna smashed 130 for the hosts.