First loss of the season for Weston seconds

PUBLISHED: 10:36 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:36 18 May 2018

Cricket.

Cricket.

BrianAJackson

Weston seconds travelled to Cheddar and suffered their first loss of the season, going down by three wickets.

Weston 2nd XI suffered their first defeat of the season in a tight game away to Cheddar.

Weston won the toss and batted first and made a decent start, reaching 30 for no loss, before some quick wickets left them struggling at 50-4.

A superb partnership of 140 between Matt Blamire (82) and Fin Mayo (44 not out) rebuilt the innings, with Blamire playing aggressively throughout, hitting three sixes, while Mayo was comfortable playing a supporting role.

Both innings were crucial on a pitch which was difficult to score runs on, as the visitors finished on a decent 192-7 from 45 overs.

With the ball, Matt Knight (2-36) made two early breakthroughs in a good opening spell, but the Cheddar batsman kept up with the rate early on.

Weston kept plugging away, taking wickets to peg them back, with Sam Goodhew (2-35), Blamire (1-34) and debutant George Bemand (1-24) taking wickets.

Sims (42) and Travis (38) contributed well for the home team, and they eventually got home with three wickets in hand.

This was a battling performance with three debutants in the bowling attack, including 13-year-old Will Crane who performed admirably with the new ball.

Forte Financial man of the match was Matt Blamire.

The 3rd XI had another difficult day, going down by nine wickets to Castle Cary.

They batted first but struggled early on and were indebted to Under-15 player Jakob Massey (26) and Eoin Austen (10) who provided resistance.

Contributions down the order, including 16 for another Under-15 Davis Trego, dragged Weston up to 124 all out.

Cary started their reply strongly and raced to 60 without loss quickly. However, good bowling from another youngster Adam Smith stemmed the flow of runs, and Massey confirmed his good game by picking up a wicket.

It was not enough though, and the hosts cruised home to win by nine wickets in the 21st over.

A third team fielding seven debutants was always going to find life tough, and captain Josh Knight was quick to praise all the young players.

Forte Financial man of the match went to Jakob Massey.

Weston fourth team once again put up a strong fight in an ultimately losing cause against Lympsham and Belvedere 2nds.

Having being put in to bat, Weston’s total of 129 was built around opener Chris Pack who scored a patient 61. Some big hitting in the lower order from Alex Nicolls gave the score some respectability.

Some tight opening bowling from Matt Munday and the excellent Under-15 Georgina Goodwin who finished with 2-11 from eight overs had Lympsham worried. Backed up by two wickets from Spike Hawkins, Weston were in the game but eventually lost by four wickets.

Again the fielding was excellent with keeper Alex Nicolls taking a fine legside catch and the Forte man of the match Chris Pack adding a fantastic catch to his half century.

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