Winscombe on top in local derby

PUBLISHED: 11:38 31 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:40 24 May 2010

SECOND-placed Claverham lost to Winscombe who claimed their second win of the season. Electing to bat, Claverham started steadily before Ben Goodrum had Patterson caught behind by Dave Bailey with the score at 29. This brought the prolific Jonker to the c

SECOND-placed Claverham lost to Winscombe who claimed their second win of the season.Electing to bat, Claverham started steadily before Ben Goodrum had Patterson caught behind by Dave Bailey with the score at 29.This brought the prolific Jonker to the crease, a wicket Winscombe needed to get early, and when he had made just 11, Neil Pollard had him caught by Alan Hunt at mid-wicket. Davis and Devanny put together a useful partnership before the Pollard-Hunt combination claimed the wicket of Davis for 47, and when Pollard had Devanny leg before for 47, Winscombe had grabbed the initiative. However, a stubborn partnership between Hooper and Jenkins frustrated Winscombe before Jenkins was caught for 19. Miles, with a brisk 21, helped Hooper take the score towards 200 before, in the 49th over, Chris Bury, who bowled a superb spell of leg spin, claimed a hat-trick having Miles and Hooper caught in the deep and then Bird at slip which also gave him his fifth wicket as Claverham finished on 203-9.Bury finished with the excellent figures of 5-32 and was backed up by Pollard (3-57) who took three important wickets and Ben Goodrum 1-27. In reply, Winscombe lost Matt Lunn in the first over before Alan Hunt and Ross Toohey put on 82 for the second wicket with Hunt striking eight boundaries in his 51. Iain Fraser kept things ticking along, striking 22, and Dave Bailey also kept the momentum going with 18. However, Winscombe suffered the loss of three quick wickets which saw them go from 150-3 to 156-6. Chris Bury then joined Toohey and after a nervous start he started to find the boundary, hitting 27 not out, but it was left to Toohey to win the game with a six, leaving him unbeaten on 82 in an superbly timed innings. Ringway man of the match was shared between Ross Toohey and Chris Bury.

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