Comfortable victory for Weston Seconds
Weston 2nd XI defeated Chard comfortably to continue their winning ways.
Weston 2nd XI continued their winning run when they hosted Chard 2nds at Devonshire Road.
Having won the toss and electing to bat, Weston lost some early wickets and found themselves 70-4. Matt Blamire (56) and Matt Huxtable (44) rebuilt the innings and gave Weston a solid platform to cut loose in the final overs.
James Holt managed to find the boundary with ease, hitting 60 from just 40 balls, well supported by Max Brown (22) and the pair managed to lift Weston to 270.
Chard’s response could not have started worse with Tom Court (4-19) ripping through the top order. With Chard struggling, Weston went on the hunt for wickets to ensure maximum points and turned to the spin options of Tahmid Ahmed (1-22), Blamire (2-28) and Matt Kearsey (2-49).
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Only Chard’s captain managed to show any real resistance with a quick-fire 50, but once he finally fell the tail was quickly mopped up to give Weston a resounding victory.
Forte Financial man of the match was Matt Blamire.
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Weston 3rd XI returned to winning ways with a convincing eight-wicket victory away to Mark.
Weston won the toss and opted to bowl first, and used a pitch providing a huge amount of variable bounce to their advantage, with Rhys Crocker (1-18), Georgia Tulip (2-18) and Alex Leeks (3-17) the pick of the bowlers.
The Mark batsmen battled manfully against the conditions, putting away any bad balls and ended up with a decent score of 105 from 39.5 overs.
Weston started their reply quickly, with two boundaries coming from the first four balls of the innings. There were slight concerns when Dom Mayo was bowled for 11, but Leeks (55 not out) and Fred Bemand (21) kept finding the boundary with ease.
Leeks’ innings came from just 42 balls, and he finished off a top all-round display by hitting the winnings runs in the 14th over.
Forte Financial man of the match went to Alex Leeks.
Weston 4th XI welcomed Wedmore 2nd XI looking to make it two wins from two.
Things started will with skipper Chris Pack winning the toss and electing to bat. Weston started well, but Jamie Dance (11) was the first to go. Pack (20) joined Josh Hussey (42) at the crease and put on a 50 partnership.
Dave Howes (23) joined Pack in the middle, before the latter fell in the 26th over. There were some quick runs for Tom Bailey (14) and Lauren Filer (10), who supported by Terry Horler (18 not out) pushed Weston to a respectable 172-7.
After tea, Wedmore appeared to want to complete the chase in record time, and subsequently gifted Weston’s opening bowlers Lauren Filer (8-1-32-1) and Matt Munday (6-2-17-2) easy wickets, both of which were superb catches taken by Bradley Lucas and Kieran Tasker respectively.
After a mix-up between the Gamblin father and son partnership, Tasker stayed calm to take a comfortable run out. The wicket brought Wedmore first teamer Haining (36) in to bat as he looked to take the attack to the bowlers.
Haining and R Gamblin (31) both made it to drinks with the game in the balance, but wicket began to fall as Wedmore collapsed. Horler finished with his best figures of the season to date with (4.1-0-10-5) as Wedmore were bowled out for 112.
Forte Financial man of the match was Terry Horler.