East Huntspill triumph in midweek cup final

PUBLISHED: 10:34 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:34 11 August 2017

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DAVID MARIUZ

East Huntspill defeated Weston in the final of the Proper Job Midweek League Stephenson Memorial Cup final by 47 runs.

East Huntspill emerged winners of the Proper Job Weston Midweek League Stephenson Memorial Cup final, beating Weston by 47 runs.

The semi-finals and final were played at Weston Cricket Club and in the first match it was the hosts who batted first against Wedmore. Steady batting from J Knight (25 not out), Tom Ford (22) and man of the match Matt Kearsey, who made an accomplished 35, enabled them to total 148-7.

Wedmore struggled to match the required rate and despite the best efforts of Sam Blackmore (24), and M Lacey (23), were all out for 88.

The other semi saw East Huntspill post 145-5 against the Lympsham Allsorts with Andrew Prowse making 59. The Allsorts stuck to their task well with Will Conway taking 2-34 and Rich Coles 2-38.

Hayden Tuttiett made 51, but lacked support as the Allsorts reply petered out on 125-7, with Prowse taking 2-20 to pick up the man of the match award.

In the final, East Huntspill once again batted first and made an impressive start by putting on 113 for the first wicket before Andrew Prowse was well caught by Tom Ford off the bowling of Matt Kearsey for 48.

The same combination accounted for Lewis Homes who had scored a well-made 65. Kearsey took another wicket, as well as asserting a measure of control, and the innings closed on 167-7, Kearsey finishing with 3-24.

The reply started badly with the loss of an early wicket and just as a recovery was taking place, Kearsey was forced to leave the field due to injury. Wickets fell at regular intervals including two run outs before the reply ended on 120-9.

Andrew Prowse receiving the man of the match award with Homes and Kearsey the batting and bowling awards respectively.

The league would like to thank the Weston club for the use of their ground and their hospitality and the two umpires, Derek Kidner and Jim Ross.

In Division 2, the Parpagon Carriers concluded their season with a comfortable victory over Winscombe. Batting first they scored 137-5 with Ashleigh Joyner making 25 before Jag Wijerathna took 3-5 to restrict Winscombe to 78-7, Tom Hall top scoring with 30.

Division 1

L/Allsorts 9 4 145 169

East Huntspill 7 7 119 161

Weston 9 4 132 156

L/Airways 5 4 87 111

Uphill Castle 6 3 92 110

Strollers 8 0 63 63

Division 2

P/Carriers 10 6 142 178

Burnham 8 7 130 172

Cleeve Ducks 9 4 121 145

Wedmore 8 4 107 131

Winscombe 8 2 94 106

Presidents 5 1 62 68

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