Banwell on top of All Saints

Banwell stay on top in their game against All Saints.

BANWELL lost the toss against the All Saints and were asked to bat first on a damp day.

They soon lost Mark Biggs caught in the slips, but Dave Pye and Langley put on 83 for the second wicket before Pye was caught for 43.

When Langley was out for a fine 61, Banwell suffered a mini collapse and were reduced to 157-5 after 35 overs. This became 168-6 when Mike Adams’ steady knock was halted at 33.

Nick Wilson (27) and Luke Flannigan (14) on his debut took the score to 210.

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In a remarkable spell of accurate bowling, Bush and Pearson restricted the All Saints’ openers to just 19 off the first 10 overs and when the batsmen attempted to accelerate, Bush had Nunns caught for nought. There followed a steady accumulation of runs, All Saints never quite gaining the ascendency, whilst Banwell were never quite comfortable and at 129-4 in the 33rd over, the game was in the balance.

Mike Pye had removed Wallace for 25, and Biggs had taken the other two, but it was Biggs’ dismissal of Draper for 26 that turned the game back Banwell’s way. Although the remaining batsmen all contributed, Banwell were in control, so when openers Bush and Pearson returned they were able to restrict All Saints to a final total of 194-9.

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