Weston seconds rescued by the rain

PUBLISHED: 15:15 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:15 15 August 2018

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Picture: Thinkstock


Weston 2nd XI were rescued by the rain against league leaders Wells.

Weston 2nd XI were fortunate to escape with a rain-affected draw at home against table topping Wells.

With plenty of weather around, Wells won the toss and made the obvious decision to bowl first, and caused plenty of problems throughout.

Weston got to 60-5 from 21 overs before the first rain came and after a long wait and an aborted start, the game was abandoned.

Weston take 15 points from the game, but relegation now looks like a certainty unless wins can be picked up from their final three fixtures.

The thirds played at home against relegation rivals Leigh-on-Mendip. With the weather looming, Weston won the toss and elected to bat.

Max Brown (37) and Chris Pack (41) got Weston off to a flyer with an opening partnership of 95 before Brown was bowled by Lambert. Pack fell shortly after caught behind off Brock.

John Fleming (10 not out) joined captain Josh Knight (7 not out) at the crease before the inevitable rain arrived, with Weston 113-2 off 18 overs when the rain came. With the weather set in for the afternoon, the game was abandoned.

Weston have a double header next week away to Taunton St Andrews and Lydford Sports.

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