Banwell & Churchill slip to defeat

A poor batting display by Banwell & Churchill saw them slip to a 24-run defeat at Trull.

BANWELL & Churchill travelled to Trull for their Division 4 match in the Somerset League.

After winning the toss, Brett Diver put Trull into bat and Brooks (4-24) and Bush (1-26) were quickly into their stride and after 22 overs, Trull found themselves on 34-4.

Further wickets fell to Gayle (1-28), Kulkarmi (1-26), Burge (2-22) and Masters (1-14) kept the wickets tumbling and Trull were reduced to 97-9. Parsons hit out with number 11 Morrish and the pair put on 46 for the last wicket. Brooks returned to take the final wicket as Trull finished on 143 all out.

After tea, Carter and Langley opened up for Banwell, but the visitors began to lose wickets at regular intervals. When Carter (35) was bowled it was left to the lower order to try and reach the target.

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After the bowling change, Kulkarmi (17) and Brooks (16) got the target down to 47 runs needed with four wickets left, but Kulkarmi played a rash shot and Brooks missed a short one and was bowled.

This was effectively game over and Trull went on to bowl Banwell out for 119 to win by 24 runs.

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On Saturday, Banwell & Churchill are home to South Petherton (1.30pm start).

THE 2nd XI welcomed local team Lympsham to their home ground and on winning the toss, Banwell elected to bat and totalled 159-7 in their allotted overs.

Gareth Lloyd with 69 and Matt Bebber with 25 were the main contributors. Bebber starred in the field taking 4-36 in 12 overs as Lympsham passed the home team’s score for the loss of seven wickets.

Tom Harvey, Jerry Pearson and Dave Quick took a wicket each, but 42 extras given away were the main reason for the defeat as only three overs were remaining when Lympsham reached their target as Banwell collected 14 league points.

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