Winscombe fall three runs short

PUBLISHED: 09:26 26 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:29 24 May 2010

WINSCOMBE came close to getting their first win of the season in the Bristol and Somerset Division, but went down by three runs in a dramatic finish at home. Winterbourne, electing to bat, started slowly but steadily against good bowling, led by Iain Fras

WINSCOMBE came close to getting their first win of the season in the Bristol and Somerset Division, but went down by three runs in a dramatic finish at home.Winterbourne, electing to bat, started slowly but steadily against good bowling, led by Iain Fraser (15-1-47-3) who bowled another controlled spell, in partnership with Ross Toohey (6-1-17-1). They reduced Winterbourne to 80-4.However a groin injury forced Toohey out of the attack and with wicket- keeper Dave Bailey off the field on his way to hospital after being struck in the face, things started to go wrong for Winscombe from then on as Kylander (98) and Purnell (58 not out) set about a partnership which realised 140 for the fifth wicket.Winscombe dropped both batsmen and the ground fielding became sloppy as Winterbourne took full advantage to set a challenging target of 235.In reply, Winscombe soon lost Toohey and Brad Loveluck. Matt Lunn and Alan Hunt put together a quick partnership of 35 for the third wicket before Hunt was well caught at slip for 21.Winscombe struggled for a few overs against tight bowling before a fifth wicket partnership of 66 between Lunn and Iain Fraser (27) gave them renewed hope. Jerry Ham, with a brisk 20, kept things ticking along, but when Lunn was caught for 83 Winscombe looked to be struggling.However Steve Bawden struck a quick 18, but when he was caught, Winscombe still needed 24 from three overs. Nineteen of these came from the 48th over which saw Winscombe needing five from two overs with two wickets left.But with just four runs needed, disaster struck with Dave Bailey was caught and bowled to an unplayable delivery and Steve Andow leg before in the same over, Winscombe succumbed to defeat by three runs.Ringway man of the match was Iain Fraser.

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