Derby defeat for Banwell & Churchill

PUBLISHED: 09:25 26 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:25 26 June 2015

Banwell & Churchill lost narrowly to near neighbours Wedmore by just two wickets.

BANWELL & Churchill travelled to Wedmore for their latest Division 4 match and came away with a narrow defeat.

After winning the toss, Brett Diver decided to bat first and after five overs had been reduced to 18-4, with Wedmore’s Burgess taking all four wickets. Lloyd was the only batsmen proving his worth, battling through the overs, but Banwell were further reduced to 48-7.

Brooks and Lloyd steadied the ship with a 25-run partnership, but when Brooks (14) fell to Burgess, Banwell’s innings was coming to a close. Lloyd finally fell for a dogged 28 as the visitors finished on 84 all out, with Burgess finishing with 5-11.

After tea, Banwell got an early breakthrough with Jones’ classy stumping. Chard started firing and soon took a five wicket haul, leaving Wedmore on 38-5.

Brooks chipped in with two further wickets, but a dropped catch turned the match again in Wedmore’s favour.

Patch was the batting hero for his 32 runs, winning the game for Wedmore. Chard finished with 5.30 and Brooks 2-36, but wasn’t enough in the end as Wedmore won by two wickets and going above Banwell in the table in the process.

On Saturday, Banwell are at home to Cranmore, with a 1.30pm start.

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