Seconds suffer comprehensive defeat in the sun

PUBLISHED: 09:36 29 June 2018

Cricket.

Cricket.

BrianAJackson

Weston 2nd XI suffered in the hot conditions as they crashed to an emphatic 200-run defeat at Taunton.

Weston Seconds had a tough day away to their Taunton counterparts. Losing the toss meant they have to field on a hot day and a flat batting pitch, with Taunton making hay.

A 100 and 87 from the openers lead them to 302-3 from their 45 overs. A tired Weston team then quickly subsided on a blameless pitch, with a lack of patience leading all the top order to get starts, but not carry on to register anything meaningful and they were eventually bundled out for just 102.

No-one stood out in a poor overall performance, but all the bowlers at least worked hard in difficult conditions.

The 3rd XI succumbed to Yeovil as the visitors continued their good start to the season.

With great weather and the air show in full flow, Josh Knight won the toss and elected to bat. However, with Knight (8) and Jon Mayo (4) falling early in the game, the youth players again stepped up for the rebuild.

Jakob Massey (41) scored runs again and shared a 100 partnership with Davis Trego. Davis batted brilliantly, showing skills far beyond his years registering his first 3rd XI half-century, eventually stumped on 71.

The rest of the order struggled, but some late runs from Jamie Dance (21 not out) helped Weston to a respectable 187-9.

Yeovil began the reply in aggressive fashion with Dominic Rowe hitting a quick fire 19 until he was caught by Jodie Filer off the bowling of Jamie Dance (6-0-23-1).

Ian Smith had another good day with the ball, constantly causing the batsmen problems, but finished with 8-3-35-0, deserving at least a couple of wickets.

The rest of the bowling consistently went for boundaries as Yeovil cruised to the target in the 32nd over, Redwood finishing 82 not out.

Forte Financial man of the match was Davis Trego.

Weston 5th XI enjoyed a rare Sunday fixture in the sun, beating Wembdon 4ths in a high-scoring game on the main ground.

Stand-in skipper Luke Richards won the toss and batted first, with Richards himself leading the way, batting through the innings to register an excellent 140 not out. He received support from Jon Mayo (42) and Under-15 John Fleming (52) as Weston reached 270-5 from 40 overs.

Any hopes of a quick finish was ended by some aggressive batting from the visitors opening pair. B Stone (62) was first out, but son D Stone (120) carried on to score a superb hundred.

His wicket sparked a collapse though, as spin from Terry Horler (5-34), Jon Mayo (2-20) and Under-13 Jack Trego turned the screw. Excellent fielding from the whole team, notably from Mayo and Under-13 Ryan Hearse, helped them to a 30-run win.

Man of the match was Luke Richards.

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