Perfect record for Banwell & Churchill

Banwell & Churchill recorded their third win of the season, remaining unbeaten in the league.

BANWELL and Churchill continued their good start to the season by winning their third league match to make it three wins out of three.

They travelled to Chard A and on batting first, totalled 178-8 the allotted 45 overs. The bulk of their runs came from Mark Biggs with 57, Jack Masters (35) and Mike Adams (33).

In reply, Chard had no answer to the Banwell bowling attack of Dom Bush (2-11), Rob Salter (4-23) and Chris Langley (4-15), which saw Chard dismissed for 75.

This meant a winning margin of 99 runs and gave Banwell and Churchill 33 points to move them up to second place in the Division 6 table.

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THE 2nd XI recorded their first league win of the season when narrowly defeating Uphill Castle Crusaders by 12 runs in a high-scoring match.

Batting first, Banwell totalled 203-6 wickets. Mike Legg (46), Chris Ratcliffe (42), Alex Foukes (28), Dave Quick (23) and Liam Wakefield with 16 were the main contributors with the bat.

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In reply, Uphill Castle were always well up with the rate, but in the end finished just short of their target on 191-8. The wickets were shared by all five of the Banwell bowlers used.

Bob Hurford was the pick, taking 3-29 in his 12 overs, Neil Dincan took 1-45, Jake Mawford 1-25, Foukes 2-44 and John Biggs 1-35.This win gave Banwell and Churchill 33 points and moved them up to second place in their division.

FOR the second week running, the Sunday XI lost in the final over. Two weeks ago against Litton they lost by one run and on Sunday against Axbridge by three wickets.

Both matches were high scoring encounters with over 400 runs being scored on each occasion.

Banwell and Chuchill are looking for new players of all ages and ability to play in these Sunday friendly matches and anyone interested in playing should call 01934 832320.

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