Weston comfortably defeat fellow relegation strugglers
PUBLISHED: 09:23 22 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:23 22 July 2016
Weston ended their poor run of form with a resounding victory over relegation strugglers Brislington.
Weston 1st XI’s poor run of form came to an end with a resounding win over fellow relegation strugglers, Brislington.
Brislington won the toss and put Weston in to bat on an overcast day. Weston got off to a quick and positive start, with Andy Fear and Robbie Turner putting on a quick fire 47 before Fear fell for 23 in the 10th over. Shabil Ahmed joined Turner at the crease and built a partnership of 112 before Turner was caught and bowled by J Rogers (10-1-40-2).
Ahmed fell shortly afterwards for 38, leaving Sean Stringer and Chris Davidson at the crease. A partnership of 54 ensued with Davidson hitting a run-a-ball 28 and Stringer 33 off 30. Jamie Howson contributed 10 off 10 balls, before Ashley Allen put in a delightful cameo of 26 off just 11 balls at the end, taking Weston to 264-6.
After a delicious tea, Weston took to the field in high spirits in the hope of a good win. This spirit led to some superb fielding, especially from Allen, as Charl Willoughby and Tom Chambers (7-3-11-0) bowled tightly to see Brislington reach just 20-1 off the first 14 overs.
Cains (45) put up some resistance, but the bowling of Willoughby (10-2-18-3) and Stringer (10-1-41-4) tore through the top and middle order with the help of more excellent fielding, most notably from Howson and Turner, whose diving catch at slip to remove Mogoera belied his age.
John Davidson also deserves credit for some superb keeping which saw no fielding extras conceded and two caught behinds and a stumping to his name. Allen (9-2-22-2) and Ahmed cleaned up the tail to see Brislington all out for 123, giving Weston victory by 141 runs.
Forte Financial man of the match was Sean Stringer. A much needed and convincing win will hopefully see Weston carry some momentum forward to Saturday’s game against fellow strugglers Knowle.
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