Weston back in the promotion race
PUBLISHED: 12:51 26 July 2012
Hard-fought win against Glastonbury puts Seasiders back in contention.
WESTON are now back in the hunt for promotion after a hard-fought victory at home against Glastonbury on Saturday.
Skipper Adam Davies won the toss and elected to bat first. Weston were under pressure early on after opening bowler Dan Williams removed Simon Green. At the other end, Andrew Fear was batting sensibly and struck some excellent boundaries through the offside.
When he was clean bowled by off spinner Ali Easton, the Weston innings lost impetuous. Only 27 from Rob Turner and a quickfire 34 from Sam Trego kept the innings together.
When Turner and Trego were dismissed, more wickets fell and Weston found themselves in trouble at 130-7 with 19 overs still remaining.
This brought skipper Adam Davies to the crease who steadied the ship and when he was joined by Tom Main with the score at 141-8 Weston were looking like falling well short of a competitive score.
However, Main played superbly and made 23 not out and Davies continued on and finished unbeaten on 35. The pair put on 60 for the ninth wicket and were integral to Weston finishing on 201-8 after their 50 overs.
Weston’s opening bowlers Andrew Fear and Tom Main started in excellent fashion bowling economically and reduced Glastonbury to 16-3.
The spinners then followed this superb work and Sam Trego and Shabil Ahmed picked up another three wickets between them, leaving Glastonbury in real trouble at 73-6.
However, the lower middle order rallied and Weston were soon on the back foot and the game began to swing in Glastonbury’s favour.
Young Ali Easton and Peter Smith batted well and got the score to 138 but when Smith holed out to Main on the boundary and Easton was clean bowled by Ahmed, the game was Weston’s. Glastonbury fell apart and were out for 142, handing a 59-run victory to the hosts. Shabil Ahmed finished with figures of 3-32, Sam Trego 2-25 and Andrew Fear 2-17.
The joint man of the match award went to Andrew Fear and Tom Main.