Banwell denied by the rain

PUBLISHED: 09:40 29 June 2012

Banwell were in a good position when rain curtailed their match against league leaders Purnells.

BANWELL lost the toss against Shrubbery Hotel Cricket League Division 7 leaders Purnells and were asked to bat first.

The accurate bowling of Johnson and Lock, combined with a slow outfield, restricted Banwell and Churchill to only 44 from the first 16 overs. Worse was to follow as the introduction of Jones saw openers Dave Eckett (13) and Mark Biggs (33) back in the pavilion by the 21st over as Banwel were reduced to 63-2.

It fell to Dave Pye and Chris Langley to steady the ship and Pye (71) was eventually bowled by Tucker in the 38th over. The partnership put on 103 and Banwell were taking control of the game.

Borrett joined Langley to continue the assault before also being bowled by Tucker. Bebber took his turn to good effect and although Langley (46) holed-out off Lock, Banwell finished with a respectable 197-5, having taken 82 off the last five overs.

Purnells were reduced to 18-1 before the rain came and the ground became unplayable. Dom Bush took the only wicket, finishing with figures of 4-3-1-1 as Banwell closed the gap at the top to 14 points.

More from Weston Mercury

Work has begun on Weston’s £11million flagship food and drink centre, which is expected to bring 250 jobs to the area.

Read more
10:50

Significant improvements to day-time operations at Weston General Hospital’s A&E have been recognised by health inspectors.

Read more

An action-packed superhero adventure comes to cinema screens next week, and Mercury readers will win tickets to see it.

Read more

The family of a Worle youngster have praised their son’s bravery after he won a Somerset Award.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A stunning display of more than 100,000 twinkling lights in a Burnham cul-de-sac has raised more than £1,000 for local charities, in just its opening week.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to extend Weston’s conservation area – and open it up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants – has been given the green light.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:06

Father Christmas is checking in on his elves this festive season at his South West Workshop in Cheddar.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:05

Pantomime season is in full swing as Snow White arrives at Weston’s Playhouse Theatre.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

With less than two weeks to go until the big day, Westonians will not have to travel far to find festive cheer this weekend.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists