Opening day defeat for Congresbury

PUBLISHED: 09:30 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:31 11 May 2018

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Congresbury started the new season with defeat, but managed to pick up important batting bonus points.

Twyford House 236-7

Congresbury 200

Congresbury 1st XI tasted defeat against Twyford House in their opening fixture of the West of England Premier League Bristol and North Somerset division.

Chasing 237 for victory, the hosts failed to capitalise on a number of promising partnerships and eventually came up short.

Earlier, Twyford’s Chris Thackray rescued his side from the precarious position of 140-7, blasting an unbeaten 74.

Congresbury captain Sam Evans won the toss and elected to bowl on a drying wicket.

The decision appeared to be the correct when Joe Thompson and Jack Harding piled the pressure on the opening batsmen with consistent lines and lengths.

Harding was rewarded for his patience when he trapped Weber lbw for six, while Thompson had to settle for economical figures, conceding just nine runs of his six overs.

Neal Frost continued the good work and with the help of brilliant low slip catch, courtesy of Ritchie Bann, picked up the big wicket of Mark Fowler.

The score continued to move along slowly and wickets fell at regular intervals with Evans claiming three scalps and Justin Yau picking up two.

However, aided by Ross Sutton (27), Thackray began to take advantage of the improving wicket, thrashing his way to a chanceless half-century and a respectable score.

Congresbury’s reply started slowly with Bann and Ian Perry hitting a number of nice shots to fielders.

However, after Bann was bowled for six the visitors finally managed to hold a catch and Perry (17) was also on his way back.

Yau (28) and Kearns (4) were just starting to build a partnership when the latter managed to run himself out and Yau was then trapped lbw.

Thompson (30) and Mike Fisher (13) built another promising partnership and were just clicking into gear when they were both caught on the leg side boundary.

With the game slipping away, Sam Kearns (23), Toby Lawrence (14), Evans (12) and Harding (6) ensured Congresbury made a fight of it and claimed important batting bonus points.

Congresbury will be back in action on Saturday when they visit Chew Magna.

Congresbury 2nd XI beat Pak Bristolians 2nd XI by six wickets. Dan Elmont took five wickets including a hat-trick, while Paul Brean (47 not out) and Cam Polledri (41) starred with the bat.

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