Weston secure T20 final spot

PUBLISHED: 09:05 19 July 2012




Seasiders book County Ground date in T20 knockout competition

WITH last Saturday’s league game against table toppers Ashcott & Shapwick falling victim to the weather, Weston’s attention turned to the semi-final of the Somerset Cricket Board Knockout T20 Cup at home against Old Bristolians.

Winning the toss, Weston unsurprisingly decided to bowl first and the opening pair of Ashley Allen and Matt Kearsey applied the pressure early with some tight bowling.

However, the Old Bristolians openers were able to weather the early pressure and reached 41 before Tom Parnell was brilliantly run out by Sam Trego.

The Weston bowlers began to take control again but opener Gian Botha was still at the crease and making his way to a well played 59. He was then cleaned bowled by Ben Main with the score at 95 and the Old Bristolians innings lost its momentum and they eventually finished on 111-7 from their 20 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Ben Main with 3-19 from his four overs.

The Weston reply began steadily with Simon Green and ex Somerset keeper/batsman Rob Turner taking the score to 32.

Turner was then caught for 16 and Green soon followed for 15. Two more wickets fell and Weston suddenly found themselves struggling at 49-4. However, Gary Morgan was batting responsibly and managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over. At the other end Sam Trego was taking the fight back to the Old Bristolians bowlers and smashed 20 in 10 balls, including three fours and a six. He was then caught after playing one shot too many and Morgan was joined by John Davidson.

Morgan took control of the innings and played superbly and saw Weston home with 11 balls to spare. Morgan finished on 36 not out from 23 balls, including five fours.

Weston now have the honour of playing in the final at the County Ground in Taunton on Sunday, July 29 against either Illminster or Bridgwater.

More from Weston Mercury


Volunteers hoping to make a busy road which connects Weston to Bristol safer for motorists and pedestrians have called on villagers to get involved.

Read more

Wu Shu Ky Freestyle Kickboxing Club under the guidance of 6th Dan Master Silvio Camilleri, has returned to Weston.

Read more

A support group for people struggling with depression and anxiety has launched, and the woman behind it hopes to ‘fill a gap’ in North Somerset’s mental health services.

Read more
28 minutes ago

One of the world’s best mountain climbers inspired hundreds of students with his heroic feats and stories.

Read more

Worlebury Golf Club held its annual presentation evening, with members turning out in force.

Read more

Mendip Spring seniors’ captain Andy Ashfold led 43 members into the new winter programme of competitions.

Read more

Thirty-seven Weston Athletic Club members took part in this year’s Sodbury Slog race.

Read more

A plan to build retirement homes, which upset villagers, has been approved by Sedgemoor District Council.

Read more

Winscombe Ladies returned from Exeter with a narrow defeat in their sixth league match of the season.

Read more

Weston suffered a narrow defeat when they travelled to Bath for the second time in as many weeks.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists