Winscombe top the table

PUBLISHED: 09:24 07 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:24 07 July 2017

John Peters bowling for Winscombe.

John Peters bowling for Winscombe.

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Winscombe remain top of the table after defeating Chard 2nd XI by 76 runs.

Winscombe CC 244-7

Chard 2nd XI 168-9

On a damp afternoon at the Rec, Winscombe lost the toss and were asked to bat.

The openers got off to a fast start, reaching 45 in the sixth over. After Rob Shephard (33) departed to a good catch, Michael Hayes (72) and Jory Cureton (47) continued their good form.

Further useful contributions came from down the order, including a typically belligerent 34 from Dave Bailey. Winscombe’s total of 244-7 looked imposing on a pitch with something in it for good bowling.

In reply, Jordan Peters bowled a typically solid spell (1-28) and a superb controlled performance by Chris Clough (2-18) meant that Winscombe were always in control. They were backed up by the excellent Rob Bradley (4-27), who bowled his best spell of the season, and the evergreen Matt Lunn who returned with 2-17 off seven overs including a superb one-handed return catch.

Chard finished on 168-9 meaning that Winscombe won by 76 runs and kept their place at the top of the table going into their two-week break.

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