Seconds get back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 09:20 05 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:20 05 June 2015

Weston seconds got back to winning ways with a comprehensive victory against their Chard counterparts.

WESTON seconds got back to winning ways with a comprehensive victory against their Chard counterparts.

Skipper Sam Curley won the toss and elected to bat first and reached 104-4 with good contributions coming from Jon Lawrence (17), Dan Press (30), Matt Blamire (26).

Matt Kearsey and Tom Dancey stabilised the innings and took Weston to a competitive score. Dancey and Kearsey rotated the strike well and punished any bad balls.

Kearsey fell to a catch on the boundary for a well played 61 in the 43rd over, however with Dancey (77 not out) still at the crease, Weston made their way to a competitive 235-5 from their 45 overs.

In reply, Chard never looked to challenge Weston’s score and wickets were taken at regular intervals throughout the innings, especially when Blamire (9-1-31-2) was brought on to support Tom Court.

James Holt took the important wicket of Tom Shire for 14, ending with figures of 9-2-30-2. A bowling change reintroducing Court into the attack sparked Weston back into life some outstanding catches including a stunner in the slips for Dancey were taken and Court bowled an unplayable second spell taking four wickets to end with season’s best figures of 9-1-22-5 and bowling Chard out for 152 to win by 83 runs.

There were a few contenders for the man of the match award, with vital knocks by Dancey and Kearsey, but Forte Financial man of the match was Tom Court.

Weston’s 4th XI came close to securing a win falling just short in a close contest against Huntspill.

Winning the toss and batting first, Weston quickly lost two wickets. Chris Pack (20) and Jon Mayo (28) got starts, but it was Terry Horler (52 not out) sharing a partnership with Tahmid Ahmed (18 not out) that got Weston up to 163-7.

In reply, Huntspill’s batsman contributed all down the scorecard with seven players getting in to double figures, with Tom Mccollum (28 not out) and M Cavill (30) top scoring.

Pick of the Weston bowlers were Georgia Tulip (11-5-23-2) and Tahmid Ahmed (8-1-30-3). Weston kept taking wickets with Rhys Crocker, Aniraj Sapra, Ben Robinson and Jamie Dance all getting one.

Weston’s keeper Tom Bailey had an excellent day with three catches and one stumping, but Huntspill got over the line in the 43rd over with one wicket to spare.

Forte Financial man of the match went to Terry Horler.

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