Winning start for Weston seconds

PUBLISHED: 09:26 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:27 11 May 2018

Weston seconds started the new season in winning style, coming out on top in a low-scoring encounter against Frome.

Weston seconds won an extraordinary game at home to kick off their Division 2 campaign.

New captain Mayo won the toss and opted to bat first, but Weston struggled throughout, losing regular wickets throughout.

Sam Goodhew (29) was the only one able to score, hitting some good boundaries in the process. Young Fred Bemand (12 not out) battled hard on his second team debut, but a score of 89 all out looked well short.

And it looked like game over when Frome races to 40-1 inside 10 overs, but excellent bowling from Weston spinners Goodhew (3-7 from eight overs) and Tahmid Ahmed (3-12 from nine) kept them in the game.

When Tom Court (2-23) returned to take the last two wickets, the away team had collapsed to 66 all out, giving Weston an unexpected victory, and a great start to the new season.

Forte Financial man of the match was Sam Goodhew.

The third XI started life after promotion with defeat at home to Lydford.

The home team fielded first and bowled well, with good figures of 3-9 from captain Matt Knight, two wickets apiece for Lauren Filer and Justin Turner, and a general good effort from everyone in the field, with Lydford finishing 158 all out.

In reply, Weston never got going, with the team struggling with a host of regular batsman all away. The visitors bowled well throughout, and Weston finished well short, all out for 58 to loose by exactly 100.

Forte Financial man of the match went to Matt Knight.

Weston fourth team opened their season with a disappointing defeat away to Frome thirds.

Having been asked to bat first on a drying wicket, youngsters Eoin Austen (33) and Adam Smith (16) led the way but the rest of the batting succumbed to slow bowling and a total of 96, having been 66-2 was never going to be enough.

Frome were made to work hard but even the loss of four late wickets could not prevent a comfortable victory.

Terry Horler took 2-9 from six overs and the excellent young debutant Will Crane got a deserved wicket finishing with 1-15 from eight overs.

Forte Financial man of the match was Eoin Austen.

The 5th XI lost a crucial toss in their opening league game and were put into bat by Peasedown St John on a drying wicket.

After losing early wickets, they battled hard to a creditable 164 with Aaron Stone top scoring with 54. Stone received assistance from Luke and Jake Richards (no relation) in particular.

Weston knew that dismissing the Peasedown opener Martin was key to victory, but despite taking seven wickets were unable to get their man, whose dominance of the game was such he scored 125 of the required total.

Davis Trego bowled with great control towards the end of the innings and almost turned the game for Weston with his leg spin.

Forte Financial man of the match went to Aaron Stone.

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