Seasiders crash to their second defeat of the season

PUBLISHED: 09:46 15 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:46 15 June 2018

Jack Press batting.

Jack Press batting.

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Weston fell to a 61-run defeat against Bishopston, suffering their second defeat of the season.

Weston suffered their second defeat of the season, at home to Bishopston at the weekend.

Bishopston won the toss and elected to bat, which looked like the wrong decision with Pete Trego passing the outside edge regularly and with Tom Chambers striking in the fourth over to remove Penn.

Weston kept taking wickets at regular intervals to leave Bishopston 76-5 at the drinks break, despite a solid 42 from 16-year-old opener D Ahmed. However, a sixth wicket stand of 160 from J Tapper (82) and J Hunter (76) put Bishopston in control and despite three wickets falling to Chris Davidson (10-0-58-4) in the 47th over, they finished with a commanding 264-8 from their 50 overs.

Weston will have to reflect on a number of missed chances with five or six catches going to ground.

Andrew Fear got off to a positive start, but fell early for 16. Trego fell for two and Ben Gully for five to leave Weston looking in trouble on 51-3 in the 15th over.

Jack Press (62) and Chris Davidson (20) steadied the ship slightly with a partnership of 65, before both fell within three overs.

Captain Rob Turner played an aggressive innings of 36 off 33 balls, but with a run rate of more than 10 an over required, even his partnership of 38 with Ash Allen could not save Weston, who were all out for 203 in the 46th over.

With a cup match away at Clevedon tonight (Wed), Weston need to focus on fielding as a team in the coming week if they hope to return to winning ways away at Shapwick and Polden at the weekend.

Chris Davidson bowled well for his four wickets, but the Forte Financial man of the match goes to young Jack Press for his innings of 62 off 77 balls.

Jack Press batting. Picture: Rob Wood.

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