Comfortable win for Banwell

Banwell & Churchill ran out easy winners in their derby clash with Mark.

BANWELL & Churchill ran out comfortable winners in their latest Division 5 match at Mark.

On a green wicket and with rain in the air, Brett Diver won the toss and decided to bowl first. Brooks and Bush took a wicket apiece, leaving Mark on 12-2 after six overs.

A bizarre stumping gave Brooks his second wicket and Bush picked up two more wickets to reduce Mark to 42-5 after 14 overs. Brooks (2-13) took a break and Fowkes (2-20) came on and took two more wickets.

Bush (5-26) took another brace of wickets, including the key wicket of Moxey, who batted well for his 23. Masters (1-5) finished off the innings thanks to a wonder catch from Jones as the hosts were bowled out for 68.

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After tea, Jones and Lloyd opened the batting and it took just 6.3 overs for Banwell to reach their target, with Jones smashing his way to an unbeaten 52, including four sixes and six fours, while Lloyd finished on six not out.

The visitors ran out easy 10-wicket victors, extending their lead at the top of the division and gaining the maximum 35 points.

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THE 2nd XI enjoyed a comfortable eight-wicket home win against Wedmore A and gained the maximum 35 points league points on offer to aid their promotion bid.

On winning the toss they asked their visitors to bat and quickly bowled them out for just 69. Wicket takers were John Burdge (1-7), Jerremy Pearson (2 for 24), Kevin Burgess (4-24) and Dave Eckett (2-0). Special mention must be made of Eckett who took three stunning catches.

In reply, Banwell and Churchill scored the runs needed for victory for the loss of two wickets, Ian Chadwick scoring 27 and Mike Legg 22 not out.

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