Two wins take Burnham to the top of the table

PUBLISHED: 09:26 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:26 03 August 2018

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Burnham are the new leaders of the Proper Job Weston Midweek League after recording two victories.

Burnham moved to the top of the Proper Job Weston Midweek League table with successive wins, the first against Wedmore and the second against Winscombe.

Against Wedmore, Burnham batted first with Jack Morgan and Sam Emburton joint top scorers with 31 in a total of 160-9, with Josh Burgess taking 2-28 for Wedmore.

The reply never got into top gear with only Jack Tomkin making any sort of impression with 22 against Burnham’s miserly attack. Tom McCollum took 3-12 off four overs as Wedmore were dismissed for 91.

Winscombe batted first and they also struggled with only James Rutherford (28 not out), imposing himself on the bowling as the innings ended on 88 all out, Connor Lefrere taking 3-17 off four overs.

In reply, Burnham lost an early wicket but Robbie Driver anchored the rest of the innings with 28 not out as wickets fell at the other end, including probably the dirtiest run out of the season which left the dismissed batsman liberally coated with mud.

Burnham eased to a five-wicket win with James Rutherford picking up 2-17, which coupled with his innings was enough to win the man of the match award.

The Cleeve Ducks took first knock against the Lympsham Allsorts and batted well to total 132-4 with Del Pople making 43 and Harry Wiseman 34. Once again Jamie Howson led the reply, making 62, as his side enjoyed a seven-wicket win.

League table

Pl W Pts

Burnham 6 6 147

Lympsham Allsorts 6 5 127

Winscombe 6 4 96

Strollers 4 3 79

Wedmore 4 1 69

Parpagon Carriers 5 1 68

Cleeve Ducks 5 0 55

Presidents 2 0 21

Weston 2 0 20

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