Weston back to winning ways with emphatic victory

PUBLISHED: 15:27 06 July 2012

John Davidson Weston Batsman

John Davidson Weston Batsman

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Weston returned to winning ways with an emphatic six wicket victory against Keynsham.

WESTON 1st XI got back to winning ways in emphatic style with a six wicket victory against Keynsham.

Losing the toss, Weston found themselves in the field and opening bowlers Tom Main and twin brother Ben applied the pressure early with Ben removing Keynsham skipper Gary Worgan in his first over.

Weston skipper Adam Davies followed Tom Main from the pavilion end and soon had danger man Richard Coughtrie trapped leg before for 24. At the other end, Ben Main picked up his second wicket by trapping Paul Robbins lbw.

Ben Main completed his 10 overs in one spell and finished with excellent figures of 2-39. The Weston spinners Ashley Allen and Sam Trego once again showed their qualities and proceeded to rip through the Keynsham middle and lower order.

Keynsham were dismissed for 132 from just 37.3 overs with Allen finishing with figures of 2-26 and Trego ending with superb figures of 3-14.

The Weston innings began steadily and openers Simon Green and Gary Morgan reached 25 before Green was trapped lbw. John Davidson joined Morgan at the crease and the pair took the score to 55, but then Morgan was caught at mid-on for 22 and two more wickets fell quickly and Weston were under pressure at 66-4.

It fell to Chris Davidson and Sam Trego to steady the ship and they were up to the task. Davidson played responsibly and was able to punish any bad bowling and at the other end, Trego put the pressure back on the Keynsham bowlers with some excellent stroke play.

The pair saw Weston home with an unbroken partnership of 67, Davidson finishing on 24 not out and Trego 42 not out from 37 balls.

Intouch CRM man of the match was Sam Trego.

KEYNSHAM

R Coughtrie lbw Davies 24

G Worgan b B Main 0

B Ward run out 12

P Robbins lbw B Main 4

R Pannell lbw Allen 36

M Bancroft c&b C Davidson 9

M Crawford lbw Trego 6

S Wheller b Trego 1

D Burston c T Main b Allen 6

R Wilton c Williams b Trego 12

S Pollinger not out 5

Extras 17

Total 132

Bowling: T Main 6-0-19-0; B Main 10-1-39-2; A Davies 6-1-24-1; C Davidson 1-0-5-1; A Allen 7-1-26-2; S Trego 6.2-1-14-3.

WESTON

S Green lbw Pollinger 15

G Morgan c Worgan b Wheller 22

J Davidson c Worgan b Wheller 13

J Williams lbw Wilton 0

C Davidson not out 24

S Trego not out 42

Extras 20

Total (4 wkts) 133

This weekend sees the start of the return league fixtures, the 1st team play host to Chard (1pm), while the seconds travel to Knowle (1.30pm). The thirds look to get back to winning ways at home to Staplegrove (2pm), while the 4ths travel to Chilton Polden (2pm).

On Sunday, the seconds look to complete their rain delayed Somerset Cup match at Brislington (10.15am). As always, spectators are welcome at all games.

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