Comprehensive defeat for Weston seconds

PUBLISHED: 10:25 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:25 31 August 2018

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DAVID MARIUZ

Weston seconds crashed to another heavy defeat, this time at home to Taunton.

Weston 2nd XI suffered another defeat on Saturday, this time at home to Taunton.

They won the toss and batted first, but found it tough early on, losing young Davis Trego early on. Brothers Dom (22) and Fin Mayo (42) added 46 for the second wicketd. Simon Turner (50 not out) came in at four and worked hard for his runs and with support from Eoin Austen (16), got Weston up to a decent score of 176-7.

As often this season for the seconds, the opposition made batting look a lot more straightforward. They only lost one wicket on route to a comfortable chase, reaching the target in the 31st over.

Forte Financial player of the match was Simon Turner.

The 3rd XI lost a crucial game on Saturday that now sees them all but relegated from Division 5 in their first season after promotion.

Weston lost the toss, but got off to the perfect start with 13-year-old Will Crane (5-0-13-2) taking two wickets in the first over, both caught behind by skipper Josh Knight.

Georgia Tulip (9-1-31-3) continued the great opening spell, leaving top of the table Yeovil on 24-5.

However, a partnership of more than a 100 between Martin and Malcolm for the sixth wicket bought Yeovil back into the game. Bayley Frise (8-0-51-1) removed Malcolm, and Ian Smith (9-0-36-2) had opener Martin lbw, while his other wicket was again caught behind by Knight. Jamie Dance (5-0-31-2) took the final two wickets to leave Yeovil 179 all out.

Weston’s reply got off to a terrible start with Chris Pack and Max Brown removed early to leave Weston 6-2. However, with captain Knight (56) and returning Luke Richards (52) at the crease, Weston rebuilt reaching 106-2 in the 26th over, before Knight was caught.

After this the innings fell apart with no batsman scoring more than five runs. The visitors were all out for 145 in the 43rd over.

Weston 4ths had two games across the bank holiday weekend, with both having a similar tale of finishing just short of victory.

The first game saw them host Mark, and after losing the toss found themselves in the field. The Mark batsman capitalised on some wayward bowling early on, but the experienced Matt Kearsey took four wickets to stem the flow and Matt Munday weighed in with two, as Mark finished on 246-9.

Weston’s innings saw five players reach at least 20, but only Jon Mayo (56 not out) got to 50, as they finished just 15 short in a high-scoring affair.

Forte Financial player of the match was Jon Mayo.

On Bank Holiday Monday, Weston again came up just short with the bat at home against Frome 3rd XI.

Justin Turner picked up three wickets, helped by some excellent catching from Luke Richards and keeper Tom Bailey. The innings was fairly even throughout, as Frome finished in 200 all out, with Dominic Mayo picking up three wickets at the end.

Weston made a good if cautious start. Russ Green made it 42, but his wicket sparked a small collapse, as they lost four wickets with the score around 100. Dom Mayo in partnership with Tom Bailey (32) looked like they could guide the team to victory.

The run rate kept climbing as wickets fell, but Mayo kept swinging the bat. The last over came with Weston needing 16, and eventually needing six to win off the last, but Frome won by five runs, with Mayo finishing on 69 not out.

Forte Financial player of the match went to Dom Mayo.

The 5th XI travelled to play Wembdon 4ths and came away with an excellent victory.

Batting first, Weston benefited from contributions from a few different players, as youngsters Enzo Cryer, Jack Trego, Harry Thompson, Ollie Thompson and Christian McMullan all scored at least 20. They finished on a good score of 184 all out.

In reply, Wembdon never got going, with only two batsman reaching double figures. All the youngsters again showed their promise with the ball, with all the bowlers picking up wickets.

Ollie Thompson picked up three, there were two for McMullan and Ryan Hearse and one each for Bobbi-Lee Kingston, Holly McLaughlin and Georgina Goodwin, as they were bowled out for 113.

Forte Financial player of the match was Ollie Thompson.

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