Second defeat of the season for Congresbury

PUBLISHED: 15:41 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:41 16 August 2017

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Congresbury were well beaten at Frenchay, slipping to only their second defeat of the season.

Congresbury suffered only their second league defeat of the season as they were well-beaten away at Frenchay.

Sam Evans lost the toss and was put into bat on a wicket that had plenty of life in it.

However, Stuart Castle (51) and Ian Perry (25) gave the visitors a solid start, putting on 59 in a strong opening partnership.

Unfortunately, for Congresbury when Perry fell caught behind to the impressive Smith, it started a collapse that did not stop in a hurry. Cameron Harding, Martin Ford and Iraq Thomas were also dismissed cheaply.

Clint Harding (16) showed some resistance alongside Evans, but Congresbury were eventually bowled out for a below par score of 140.

Frenchay’s reply started with plenty of playing and missing to the bowling of Ford and Harding. However, when a couple of catches did finally come along, the Congresbury fielders did not take their chances.

Thomas eventually got the break through when he removed Busby for six and Harding had Williams caught at slip soon after to give the visitors hope. However, when the big moments came Congresbury once again let themselves down in the field, dropping more catches at crucial stages.

Brian Lutter (56 not out) and Tom Bibby (28 not out) saw Frenchay home with 12 overs to spare.

Congresbury still need two victories to guarantee the league title and will play Portishead at home on Saturday, looking to get back on track.

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