Rain stops Weston at the halfway stage

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

Cricket Westonv Goatacre batsmans Andrew Fear.

Cricket Westonv Goatacre batsmans Andrew Fear.

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Weston’s season was interrupted by rain again, this time away at Bishopston in Bristol.

Weston First XI suffered another rain-affected abandonment away at Bishopston on Saturday.

With rain forecast, bowling first looked to be the ideal option, but Weston captain Rob Turner lost the toss and Weston were put in to bat.

Turner and Jack Press put on 60 for the first wicket before Press fell for 11. Andrew Fear, off the back of a century for the Second XI last week, put on a partnership of 35 with Turner, who was given out lbw on 61.

Sam Trego scored 17 off 14 balls in a partnership of 35 in just six overs with Fear, before Chris Davidson (23) built a partnership of 41 with Fear for the fourth wicket.

With heavy drizzle now falling, the wickets started to tumble, with Weston losing five wickets for the addition of just nine runs in four overs.

Davis Trego (6) played an admirable role in support of Fear and Will Crane finished not out without facing a ball on his first team debut. Fear batted superbly in difficult conditions to finish on 71 not out.

The rain persisted through the tea break. An attempt was made to start the Bishopston innings, with a target of 144 off 23 overs, but the pitch was felt to be dangerous for the bowlers and the match was abandoned.

Weston will be pleased with the nine points from the match and will be looking forward to hosting Shapwick and Polden on Saturday.

The Forte Financial man of the match was Andrew Fear.

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