Disappointing defeat for Weston seconds

Weston seconds were well beaten by eight wickets at Frocester.

A POOR batting performance led the way for a disappointing eight wicket defeat for Weston 2nds at Frocester.

Aided by helpful bowling conditions and a raft of poor shots, Weston soon found themselves 10-3 after losing the toss and being asked to bat with Simon Turner, Tom Ford and Mitch Smit back in the pavilion.

Brief respite was afforded by Matt Kearsey (26), however when he was dismissed, closely followed by Carl Fletcher and Paul Stringer, the innings was in tatters at 52-6.

Respectability was recovered somewhat by Adam Davies (37) and Wilf Huxtable (22), who slowly rebuilt the innings in putting on 60 for the seventh wicket. With Aaron Hawkins adding 17, Weston scraped to 138.

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In reply, the Weston attack of Davies (0-24) and Tom Court (0-43) both struggled for line and length, not helped by a mixture of some poor catching.

First change Stu Roberts (1-24) gained the first breakthrough, however the canter towards victory was not halted with James Gilchrist (59 not out) playing an expansive hand.

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Stringer (1-20) bowled Fin Dixon for 38 to earn an extra bowling point, however it could not prevent Frocester gaining their win with more than 20 overs remaining.

Intouch CRM man of the match was Adam Davies.

WESTON thirds were also subjected to a heavy defeat, this time by 10 wickets against Fitzhead on the East Ground.

Unavailability further up in the club led the side to be fielding several debutants and despite the nature of the defeat, the experience will stand the young team in good stead.

Batting first, Weston were indebted to 16-year-old opening batsman Harry Wiseman, who led from the front while wickets fell at the other end. Wiseman, who received support from Paul Skinner (27), eventually fell for 81 with Weston all out for 150

In reply, the young attack had little resistance in the face of an excellent innings from Bellringer (100 not out) as Fitzhead strolled to victory. Pick of the bowlers was Jon Lawrence who bowled six overs for 22.

Intouch CRM man of the match went to Harry Wiseman.

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