Winscombe clinch promotion with emphatic victory

PUBLISHED: 09:35 01 September 2017

The cricket club wants to create a new ground to the rear of Mark First School.

The cricket club wants to create a new ground to the rear of Mark First School.

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Winscombe clinched victory with a comprehensive 119-run victory over Chard.

Winscombe 297-4

Chard 2nd XI 106

Winscombe travelled to Chard and came away with a comprehensive 191-run victory and promotion.

The home team won the toss and asked Winscombe to bat and Ben Goodrum (23) helped achieved a positive start. His dismissal brought 15-year old Tom Hall to the crease and into partnership with Michael Hayes.

Both batsmen accumulated steadily throughout their partnership until Hall was dismissed for an accomplished 70. Hayes continued on to his second ton of the season. After his dismissal for 110, Rob Shephard (27 not out) helped to push the score on to 297-4.

In reply, Chard started quickly, but Hall (2-20) took the crucial early wicket of Dening. An under-strength Chard side then lost regular wickets to the accurate Jordan Peters (4-26), Rob Bradley (1-28) and Matt Lunn (3-14).

Winscombe finally dismissed Chard for 106 to win by 191 runs and confirm their promotion to the Premier Division of the Somerset Cricket League for next season.

A special mention should be made of captain Mike Coe, who has led his team superbly throughout the season.

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