Weston seconds start with away victory

PUBLISHED: 09:28 09 May 2014

Weston 2nd XI recorded a narrow three-wicket win over Keynsham.

WESTON 2nd XI travelled to Keynsham for their first league match.

After losing the toss they were put into bat and soon lost captain Tom Ford (7) and Luke Morgan (0). However, Andy Logan (38) and Andy German (42) steadied the ship with a partnership of 72, leaving Weston with a good total of 177-9.

Weston started well with a fantastic spell of bowling from IntouchCRM man of the match Tom Main (9-1-18-2), backed up by Tom Court (9-1-36-1).

After this, wickets from Ford, Paul Stringer and German saw the visitors reduced to 106-7 with 15 overs left.

A seventh wicket partnership brought the game down to the last three balls. Wilf Huxtable’s (7-0-43-0) last over was not enough to bring the away side victory.

THE 3rd XI got their Somerset League Division 5 campaign off to a losing start at Baltonsborough.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Weston’s opening attack struggled as Winstone (45) and Norton (20) got off to a steady start. It took the introduction of Somerset Under-17 player Georgia Tulip (7-1-24-3) to earn the breakthrough as Chris Pack took two fine catches in the deep.

Pack (11-3-32-3) replaced Tulip and continued to make inroads. However, remaining steadfast at the other end was Miker, whose 55 was the mainstay of the home side’s innings. Third team debutant Aniraj Sapra (5.5-1-15-4) finished off the tail to leave Baltonsborough 172 all out.

In reply, Weston got off to a steady start as father and son duo Jon and Fin Mayo looked to set about their target. Jon Mayo was lbw for nine with the score on 26 and when Fin Mayo was run out soon after for 18, Baltonsborough sensed a chance.

Dan Press (13), Jon Lawrence (14), Dom Mayo (22) and Matt Knight (11) all got starts, but it was to prove not to be as Medlecott (6-21) ran through the line up, bowling Weston out for a round 100.

IntouchCRM man of the match was Chris Pack.

THE fourth team celebrated a return home to the East Ground with a league win against Leigh-on-Mendip

Batting first, Leigh lost early wickets through accurate bowling from Crocker and McNulty (3-20), supported by Dance, Horler (1-27) and Evans in the middle overs. Munday bowled a particularly tight spell, taking one wicket and conceding only seven runs from his eight overs. Crocker finished off Leigh to take a deserved 5-15 and Weston were set a target of 113 to win.

In reply, debut opener Press (17) batted sensibly allowing others the accumulate the required runs around him, while other batsman in the top five were dismissed for single figures.

The innings was put back on track with a quick 18 from Horler. An excellent batting display from McNulty (17 not out) and Collings (30 not out) brought Weston home in style.

IntouchCRM man of the match went to the whole team.

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