Seconds slip to defeat at Corsham

PUBLISHED: 09:25 06 June 2014

Weston seconds slipped to defeat at Corsham, despite a fine display by Jalal Ahmed.

A VIRTUOSO performance from Jalal Ahmed was not enough to save Weston seconds from a narrow defeat at Corsham.

On winning the toss, captain Tom Ford had little hesitation in asking the home side to bat first. After a good start, it took the introduction of Ahmed (9-1-34-4) to stem the flow of runs as he ran through the Corsham middle order and reducing the home side to 129-4.

Further wickets fell to Tom Court (9-1-38-1) and Jon Weber (8-0-64-2), one courtesy of a fine superb diving catch at cover from Andy Logan.

It was left to Davis to wrap up the innings as bought up a fine hundred from the penultimate ball of the innings as Corsham finished on 258-7 from their 45 overs.

The Weston reply got off to a flying start as Ahmed and the evergreen Si Turner (19) put on 88 for the first wicket before Ahmed was caught for an excellent 75.

Runs from Sam Goodhew (24), Logan (15), Weber (11) and Ford (19) kept Weston in the hunt. Jon Lawrence (14) and Tom Court (14) both added valuable runs in making sure that Weston got maximum batting bonus points, as the innings ended 29 short, all out for 229.

InTouchCRM man of the match was Jalal Ahmed.

THE 3rd XI recorded their first win of the season with a comprehensive win against Mark.

Skipper Tom Dancey won the toss and inserted Mark on an extremely wet wicket. Tom Chambers (2-11), Dec McNulty (1-17), Matt Knight (1-24), Rhys Crocker (2-14) and Josh Plaister (3-19) and skipper Dancey (1-10) bowled out Mark inside 30 overs for 94.

Weston openers Dancey and Harry Wiseman had 10 tricky overs to negotiate before tea. Wiseman was the aggressor and quickly moved the score to 40 when tea was taken.

After the break, three quick wickets fell including Wiseman for 34, it was then left to skipper Dancey (35 not out) and brother Ben (10 not out) to finish off the game in the 22nd over.

With a side whose average age was just 17, this was a fantastic result, with Weston picking up maximum points.

The InTouchCRM man of the match was shared between Josh Plaister and Tom Chambers.

WESTON fourths made it three wins from four as they beat Wedmore 3rds by eight wickets.

Georgia Tulip (7-2-16-1), Matt Munday (5-1-17-2), Alex Leeks (4-0-11-0), Terry Horler (8.5-0-28-4) and Jamie Dance (6-0-28-3), all bowled well. Once Wedmore’s middle order pair of Fozzard (39) and Curtin (32) were out, Weston were able to finish them off in the 30th over for 101.

Weston’s reply started with Fin Mayo (5) and Dan Press (8) getting out, but opener Jack Press (22) batted sensibly and the partnership with Jon Mayo (32 not out), got Weston to within 20 runs of the total.

The last few runs were knocked off by Leeks (8 not out) and Mayo to record a seven-wicket win and maximum points victory.

InTouchCRM man of the match went to Tom Bailey.

WESTON’S Sunday XI rounded off a successful weekend with a narrow home victory over Farmborough in the North Somerset League.

Max Brown top scored with 53 in Weston’s total of 141-9. In reply, Farmborough, despite the best efforts of Robert Brown (61), ended up three runs short with wickets being shared between Tom Chambers (1-19), Jamie Dance (1-28), Tahmid Ahmed (2-17) and Matt Kearsey (3-15).

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