Winscombe are well beaten

PUBLISHED: 12:53 21 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:44 24 May 2010

WINSCOMBE were at home to Old Bristolians Westbury, and were asked to take the field. OBs started positively and had reached 74 from 16 overs before Neil Pollard dismissed Harris for 51 with his first ball. Two overs later Ross Toohey took a stunning catc

WINSCOMBE were at home to Old Bristolians Westbury, and were asked to take the field.OBs started positively and had reached 74 from 16 overs before Neil Pollard dismissed Harris for 51 with his first ball. Two overs later Ross Toohey took a stunning catch in the gully off Brad Loveluck, and when Pollard claimed the important wicket of Tim Burt, Winscombe were beginning to impose themselves. Further wickets saw OBs reach 164-5 in the 42nd over, but at this point Gloucestershire player James Averis took over, bludgeoning the attack to all parts as OBs scored 100 off the last eight overs, with Averis hitting the last ball for four to reach his own personal 100.In reply, Winscombe started positively, getting to 40 from nine overs before Toohey was dismissed by Averis for 23. Hunt followed shortly after for 17, but then a partnership between Iain Fraser and Jeremy Ham took the score to 115 before Fraser was dismissed for 23. Ham continued to be aggressive against the OB spinners, and brought up his 50 with a straight six off Griffiths. However once Ham was dismissed the all too familiar collapse ensued, seeing Winscombe bowled out for 195, David Bailey with 31 the only noteworthy contribution.


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