Brothers lead Wrington to victory
PUBLISHED: 09:40 28 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:40 28 June 2013
Brothers Mike and Marshall Clements led Wrington to victory over Brislington with an unbroken third wicket stand.
A GOOD all-round batting performance and a curates egg of a fielding display from Wrington saw Brislington reach 266-7 from their 40 overs.
Whale (63) and a quick fire 58 from Elston were the highlights. Despite dropping three catches it could have been a lot worse with Harry Ellis putting in a fine fielding performance, with Tom Henzel and Mark Humphries both bowling tidy spells.
Ashley Giles pitched in with three late wickets and on his return to the side, Lewis Yule bowled with plenty of pace. However, 266 was a daunting total even on the superb Brislington wicket and short boundaries.
Unusually, it was Mike Clements who took to the attack and raced to 50 within the first 11 overs and the visitors stood at 79 without loss in the 13th over. However, two quick wickets put the game in the balance again.
Joined by his brother Marshall Clements, some rebuilding was needed and a few quiet overs meant the required run rate rose again to eight an over. However, once his eye was in, Marshall took the pressure off with a succession of boundaries, including the solitary six of the innings.
Once the rate began to drop, good running between the wickets ensured no great risks were needed and in the end Wrington reached their total with 10 balls to spare with Marshall Clements and Mike Clements both unbeaten on 80 and 135 respectively, with 28 fours between them.