Weston Seconds climb up the table after latest victory
PUBLISHED: 09:18 30 June 2017
Weston 2nd XI continue to climb the league table after registering victory over Burnham.
Weston 2nd XI hosted Burnham secured a comfortable victory and climbed further up the table.
After winning the toss, Weston decided to bat first and started strongly until losing Jack Press (13) in the ninth over. Tom Ford (53) was the mainstay of the innings and was well supported by Jamie Howson (27) and Matt Kearsey (33).
With wickets falling regularly it was up to the tail to scamper some quick runs at the end of the innings and set Burnham 186 to win.
Burnham got off to a flyer taking 30 off the first five overs and looking comfortable. This changed with the introduction of spin from both ends allowing Weston to gain control of the match.
Sam Goodhew (1-20) and Tahmid Ahmed (1-19) bowled tight lines finding regular turn and created plenty of chances meant that Burnham needed a big partnership from their middle order.
Despite this looking likely for a while, the returning Alex Leeks took two wickets in two balls in a brilliant second spell to all but finish the game. Stand-in captain for the day Kearsey came on to mop up the tail and ensure maximum bowling points for Weston.
Forte Financial man of the match was Alex Leeks.
The 3rd XI entertained Temple Cloud seconds looking to strengthen their position at the top of Division 6 but fell just short in a close encounter.
The home team won the toss and opted to bat first, but made a poor start in the first 10 overs, losing 2 wickets and only putting 12 runs on the board. Harry Wiseman (56) was well supported by Dan Press (35) and Aaron Hawkins (20) as Weston worked their way to a competitive 161-5.
In reply, several Temple batsmen contributed good scores notably Comer (67) and Raisbeck (35 not out), but Weston kept taking wickets to keep themselves in the game.
Ian Smith (8-3-14-2) continued his great form with the ball, and Sam Curley (7.5-0-33-3) took two wickets in an over to leave Temple eight down, but they eventually snuck home by two wickets in the penultimate over.
Forte Financial man of the match went to Harry Wiseman.
In the return of last week’s fixture, the 4th XI beat Wedmore second string by an equally convincing margin, this time by nine wickets.
Inviting the home team to bat first, Wedmore were dismissed for 59 with only Fear making double figures.
There were two wickets each for Matt Munday and Justin Turner and one each for Lauren Filer and Ash Ramteke. Jamie Dance having ended last week’s game with wickets from his last two balls started his spell with wickets from his first two making it four from four balls, ending with 3-11.
In reply, Weston won for the loss of only one wicket, Justin Turner finishing on 31 not out.
Forte Financial man of the match was Jamie Dance.
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