Captain Morgan leads Weston to victory
PUBLISHED: 10:23 12 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:26 24 May 2010
WESTON 1st XI carried on their winning ways by trouncing Trowbridge at the Devonshire Road ground in the latest round of the North Gear WEPL Premier 2 season
WESTON 1st XI carried on their winning ways by trouncing Trowbridge at the Devonshire Road ground in the latest round of the North Gear WEPL Premier 2 season.Having won the toss to continue his 100 per cent record, captain Gary Morgan elected to bat on what looked to be a good wicket, and openers Robin d'Souza and Shabil Ahmed got off to a flying start posting 42 in the seventh over when Hickerton caught out d'Souza.With this, Morgan came to the crease and immediately showed his intent and quickly caught up Shabil (37), who fell to Muse, also caught by Hickerton, with the score on 98 and with half the overs still to be bowled.Matt Kearsey was next to fall for 32, followed by Rob Turner with a lightning 24, all the while Morgan edged closer to his century and maximum batting points for Weston.Unfortunately for Morgan a pattern seems to be emerging as he was run out on 87, followed shortly after by Booth which left Ed Brown and Jason Neave to bat out the overs and post maximum batting points as Weston closed their innings on 228-6.In reply, Trowbridge shot off the blocks with a couple of loose overs from Luke Parfitt. However, as soon as he hit his line he removed Morris leg before. Hickerton and Edwards dug in but soon fell to Tom Main and Parfitt respectively, Edwards falling to a stunning catch by d'Souza diving low to his right at silly mid on.This signalled the beginning of the end as despite 42 from Fudadin and a brief 16 not out from Muse, Kearsey took the game away from Trowbridge finishing with match figures of 14-7-19-4, with good support from Jalal Ahmed (2-53) and Brown, who took the final wicket with his second ball.Trowbridge were bowled out for 135 in the 48th over, and man of the match was without a doubt shared by Morgan for his captain's innings and Kearsey for his exceptional display of bowling.