Seasiders denied by the rain

WESTON 1st XI travelled to Taunton St Andrews last Saturday, and were surprised start on time.

WESTON 1st XI travelled to Taunton St Andrews last Saturday, and were surprised start on time. John Williams won the toss and elected to bat, believing batting second would work in Weston's favour.

Luke Parfitt duly removed Hoyle in the fourth over, and Jenkins followed suit in the 12th, quickly followed by Hawker who was to be the first of Andy Fear's four wickets. The Parsons twins battened down the hatches and stayed put, gradually increasing the run rate, and putting pressure on the Weston fielders.

The removal of Keith Parsons for 26 led to a brief flurry of runs from Somerset's Mark Turner (21) and Kevin Sedgebeer (22), but it was Kevin Parsons who held the innings together for some sort of respectable total on such a small pitch.

Kevin Parsons departed in the 54th over, after handing a swirling catch to Robin Dsouza, and having posted 204-9 off 55 overs, the teams made their way into the pavilion just as the scheduled rain made it's entrance.


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Weston failed to retake the field and the game was abandoned, both sides being awarded 10 points each, but unfortunately all other Premier 1 matches were played to completion.

Weston will face Taunton St Andrews next Sunday (14th June) in the semi-final of the National Knockout competition. The game was originally scheduled to be played at the Wyvern Club, but scheduling pressure mean it will now be played at Weston, starting at 1pm. All members are invited to come and support.

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On Saturday, the 1st XI face Downend at home, starting at 12.30pm, while the 2nd XI make the short trip up to Thornbury, the 3rd XI host Shoscombe and the 4th XI make the even shorter journey to Wrington.

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