PUBLISHED: 09:45 29 June 2012
Weston seconds were denied a result by rain against Gloucester.
FOR the second consecutive week, Weston seconds were denied the opportunity to close the gap at the top of the table as their game against Gloucester was abandoned at tea due to persistent rain.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Gloucester batted sensibly on a pitch offering some assistance to the bowlers, Clive Lee being the best of the batsmen as he carried his bat for 68 not out in a total of 188-8.
Pick of the bowlers for Weston was Tom Court with 9-2-34-4, although he was well supported by Dale Chard (8-1-27-2) and Ben Curley (9-2-16-1).
■ The third team game at Wembdon 2nds went the same way in that it was abandoned just after tea.
A depleted Weston team’s 180-4 was built around two excellent innings by Jon Lawrence (67) and Adam Brueford (61 not out) who rebuilt the innings after the Falcons were reduced to 27-3. Excellent running from Matt Humphrey (15 not out) towards the end of the innings ensured good batting points were attained.
In reply, Wembdon suffered an early setback as Lowe was bowled by Stu Roberts (5.3-0-21-1). However, the rain set in meaning no further play was possible after Wembdon had reached 35-1.
■ Weston 4ths returned to a wet Clarence Park to entertain East Huntspill 2nds. John Mayo batted well at the top of the innings for 54 before being given out lbw and Paul Skinner scored a valuable 30 in the middle of the innings and up-and-coming player Luke Morgan posted a good 12.
Other than that, the remaining eight players failed to reach double figures contributing only 14 runs between them. Fortunately East Huntspill gifted 33 extras leaving Eaglets with a defendable 143.
After tea, the rains came and East Huntspill ony faced five balls, though Weston still managed to drop a catch.