Banwell back to winning ways with a bang

Jack Masters batting for Banwell.

Jack Masters batting for Banwell. - Credit: Archant

Andy Brooks took 8-6 for Banwell & Churchill against Chard, as the local side won by 296 runs.

BANWELL and Churchill got back to winning ways with a bang, beating a weak Chard team by 296 runs and what is believed to be a club record.

Brett Diver won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Biggs and Masters moved the score on to 50 before Masters was out for 21. Brad Diver joined Biggs and they both upped the tempo before Biggs got bowled for 36.

Adams joined Diver and were now smashing the ball to all parts. Diver hit one big shot too many and was out for a fine 66. With the score on 220 in the 32nd over, a big total was likely

Brett Diver joined Adams and in the 40th over, Adams brought up his 100. Banwell ended up on 321-3 with Adams 125 not out and Brett Diver 39 not out.

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Andy Brooks opened the bowling and clean bowling seven of the Chard batsman and one caught behind, ending with amazing figures of 8-6. Dom Bush picked up the other two wickets, bowling Chard out for 25.

The seconds travelled to Uphill Castle for their latest game. Uphill batted first and were in trouble from the start, losing three quick wickets, Bresnan and Faukes doing the damage.

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Bresnan bowled a superb spell of 5-34 in 10 overs and backed up by John Biggs, they bowled Uphill out for 104.

Banwell also started poorly, with the top four going for single figures, but Dave Pye and Liam Wakefield steadied the ship and nearly got them over the line. When they both fell in quick succession for 30 and 24, it was left to Bresnan, who smacked 20 off 10 balls to see his side home and win by three wickets.

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