Seasiders knocked off the top of the table by Bath
PUBLISHED: 09:44 18 June 2007 | UPDATED: 11:10 24 May 2010
WESTON'S unbeaten run came to a clattering halt against Bath when they lost by 119 runs to a side that was much more polished
WESTON'S unbeaten run came to a clattering halt against Bath when they lost by 119 runs to a side that was much more polished in all respects.Having won the toss, captain Gary Morgan elected to field first which surprised some due to the muggy conditions and the Bath batsmen certainly made the most of the wilting bowling attack as they posted an opening stand of 117 before Matt Kearsey trapped Campbell leg before for 56.Meanwhile, McGuinness found his stride and never really looked in trouble as he constantly eluded the fielders who visibly struggled in the heat. Mike Munday and Kearsey bowled in tandem to reduce the run rate, however McGuinness never let up despite losing Gange for three cleaned bowled by Munday. Priscott, Perry and Brown made good starts but failed to progress although this was mostly irrelevant following such a good opening stand and that McGuinness was scoring so quickly. McGuinness eventually fell in the 51st over attempting the big heave-ho that resulted in his middle stump being upended by Robin d'Souza, having played his way to a superb 114 off just 103 balls and which included 12 boundaries.By now the damage had all been done and Bath had posted a heady 262-6, a tough ask for any team.The Weston innings started in disappointing fashion as Harold Booth was back in the changing rooms in double quick time having played one straight back at the Gloucestershire contracted Tom Stayt (4-50).Soon enough Shabil Ahmed followed and wickets fell at regular intervals despite a double-quick entertaining 59 by d'Souza.Edd Brown and Morgan made starts, but found it tough going and despite some last ditch attempts at batting out the overs by Munday, Luke Parfitt and Tom Main, the innings closed in the 44th over with the score on 143. Weston picked up just four points from this encounter and saw Frocester jump over them to head the league table.