Seconds comfortable beaten at home
PUBLISHED: 10:35 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:35 11 August 2017
Weston 2nd XI were well defeated by Long Sutton in their worst performance of the season.
Weston’s second team produced their worst performance of the season as they were comfortably beaten at home by Long Sutton.
Batting first, a string of batsmen - Jon Lambert (32), Matt Blamire (30), Jack Press (14), Harry Wiseman (14), Sam Goodhew (14) and James Holt (13) - all made starts, with nobody going on to a 50+ score and wickets falling at regular intervals as Weston limped to 149-8 from their 45 overs.
Trying to defend a below par score always looked a tall order, especially once Andrews (62) and Vigar (33) built a solid opening stand. Breakthroughs from Alex Penwill (9-3-20-1) and Tahmid Ahmed (9-3-20-1) delayed the inevitable as Cook (25 not out) took the visitors to a comfortable eight-wicket win.
Forte Financial man of the match went to Tahmid Ahmed.
The 3rd XI maintained their position at the top of the table with a comfortable victory at home to Burnham.
The visitors won the toss and decided to bowl first, and made an early breakthrough when Dom Mayo was caught. The next partnership between Max Brown (72) and Dan Press (107 not out) formed the bulk of the innings.
Press accelerated his innings well in the second half to register his maiden 100 for the club. Sam Curley (33) also contributed, as Weston finished their 40 overs on an excellent 255-5.
Some early wickets for Matt Knight (1-16) and Georgia Tulip (2-24) put paid to any chance the visitors had of chasing the target down, but the Burnham batsman seemed determined to bat out their 40 overs without any ambition of chasing the score down. They eventually finished on 127-6, giving Weston a 31-point win.
Forte Financial man of the match was Dan Press.
Weston 4ths got back to winning ways with a convincing win over Wembdon 4ths.
Being asked to bat first on a wet wicket, Chris Pack (17) and Fred Bemand (22) set a solid base which was wasted by a poor middle order performance and only rescued by Jamie Dance.
Batting at number eight he made 43 not out and shepherded the tail magnificently in an innings that included two sixes.
The total of 140 looked defendable and as it turned out was more than enough as Wembdon were skittled out for just 88.
Forte Financial man of the match Dance followed his batting heroics with three wickets and there were two each for Lauren Filer, Jodie Filer and debutant Holly McLaughlin.