Convincing victory for Weston Seconds

PUBLISHED: 09:24 12 August 2016

Weston Seconds ran out convincing nine-wicket winners in their latest league match against Bridgwater.

Weston seconds performed well in a convincing win over local rivals Bridgwater.

Having won the toss, Bridgwater elected to bat first. However, opening bowlers Matt Knight (6-1-22-1) and Tom Court (6-0-20-2) struck early and Bridgwater soon found themselves 58-5.

Some quick hitting from Bridgwater’s Daniel Andison put Weston’s bowlers under some pressure, but the leg spin of Tahmid Amed (9-1-25-3) was too much resulting in him being stumped for 21.

With further wickets from Matt Blamire (4-0-15-2), James Holt (7-0-35-1) and Matt Kearsey (1.1-0-3-1), Bridgwater were all out for 124 in the 34th over.

Weston’s innings did not get off to a great start, losing the wicket of Rob Scanlon in the third over, but excellent batting performances from Jack Press (55 not out) and Jamie Howson (64 not out) gave Weston a comfortable win inside 30 overs.

Forte Financial man of the match was Jamie Howson.

Weston 3rd XI welcomed an unbeaten East Huntspill team to Devonshire Road hoping to build on victories in their last two fixtures.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat. Stu Roberts and Lauren Filer started solidly with the new ball, keeping the scoring rate down and building pressure.

The introduction of Georgia Tulip brought the first two wickets of the day and when Sunan Mehmood finished an impressive eight-over spell with two wickets of his own, the visitors were struggling at 140-5 from 28 overs.

However, strong late hitting from Bagg (73 not out) raised the total to an imposing 239-5 from 40 overs.

Weston openers Dom Mayo and Josh Knight needed a strong start to give the home team a chance, but Mayo was bowled by Pomeroy for just five. Knight and Fin Mayo put on 50 for the second wicket within 10 overs, but both were out in the 20s in consecutive overs to kill the Weston reply.

Fred Bemand battled hard for 26, but Weston ended up finishing well short, losing by 120 runs.

Forte Financial man of the match went to Josh Knight.

Weston 4th XI travelled to Cheddar looking for their first league win since the sides met earlier in the year.

Captain Dave Howes lost the toss and was asked to field. Matti Abed (5-1-10-1) opened the bowling for Weston and struck with the first ball of the game. Abed was well supported by Bradley Lucas (5-2-4-3) at the other end.

Cheddar were struggling to find runs with only Dean Packham (48) contributing a significant amount. Once Terry Horler (4-1-9-3) bowled Packham, there were few runs to follow as wickets for Jakob Massey (5-0-10-1) and Howes (1-0-7-1) bowled 10-man Cheddar out for just 107.

Weston’s reply started well as Josh Hussey (18) and Jon Massey (35), batted well, but a middle order collapse saw Weston lose five wickets.

Bradley Lucas (15) almost got the job done, but when he was out Cheddar needed one wicket for the win and Weston needed 10 runs.

In a tense finale, Weston’s last two batsmen of Horler and Jakob Massey saw Weston to the total in the 30th over.

Forte Financial man of the match was Bradley Lucas.

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