Seconds 100 runs short of their target

PUBLISHED: 09:45 15 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:45 15 June 2018

Cricket.

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Weston 2nd XI were 100 runs short in their match against Wells, slipping to another defeat.

Weston 2nd XI once again fell to defeat away from home, this time to Wells 1st XI.

The visitors lost the toss and were asked to field first in hot conditions, but battled hard.

Tom Court took two wickets in a decent opening spell and spinners George Bemand (1-67), Sam Goodhew (1-27) and Jodie Filer (3-45) all bowled their overs well in the middle overs, Filer in particular did well bowling at the end of the innings.

Young Will Crane also did well again, but with short boundaries and a fast outfield, Wells registered a good score of 220 all out. Stacy (53) and Moore (51) both batted well for the home team.

Weston started the chase poorly with the early loss of Will Whitell, but Harry Wiseman (42) and Luke Morgan (26) put on 60 for the second wicket in quick time. Wells kept taking wickets at crucial times though and Weston eventually subsided to just 120 all out.

Forte Financial player of the match was Jodie Filer.

The 3rd XI won their second game on the bounce with an outstanding victory at Leigh-on-Mendip.

Skipper Josh Knight won the toss and elected to bat, but started poorly losing Max Brown (11) and Eoin Austen (1) early in the game.

The rebuild began with a 50-run partnership between Knight (27) and Si Turner (24). However with both falling in the space of a couple of overs, it was the returning Fred Bemand (79 not out) who batted brilliantly.

He was supported by Jon Mayo (5), Jakob Massey (15) and Matt Knight (28) taking Weston to a good total of 224-7 off their 45 overs.

Leigh’s reply got off to a flyer with Ossain Gould scoring a quick fire 35 off the first four overs.

However after a good catch by Knight off the bowling of Ian Smith the rate slowed, but Barry Gould (22) and Steve Phelps (72) took them up to 120 off 19 overs. After Gould fell to Frise off a good catch by Eoin Austen, the collapse began. Jon Mayo took 4-43 off his nine overs with another brilliant catch from Austen.

Backed up by Bayley Frise (9-0-48-1) and Austen (5-0-11-2) it was down to the experienced Rhys Crocker (2-0-8-0) and Matt Knight (6.1-0-57-2) to finish off with Leigh all out for 194, Weston winning by 30 runs.

The Forte Financial man of the match was Fred Bemand.

Weston 4ths secured a long overdue first win of the season at home to Huntspill and District.

Batting first the visitors made a challenging 199 built around 89 from opener Roper. Once again the bowling was steady with two wickets for John Fleming and one each for Dance, Goodwin, Davis Trego, McLaughlin and Rai.

The run out of Roper by Martyn Chambers may well have been crucial in keeping the score manageable.

The run chase was led by the youth players with Fleming making 52, Trego 48 and Tom Bailey 44 and the win came with nearly four overs to spare.

The Forte player of the match was John Fleming.

The 5th XI game saw the opposition concede the game as they could not raise a team.

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