Seasiders drop into the relegation zone

Weston’s latest defeat against Taunton St Andrews see them drop into the relegation zone.

WESTON’S run of bad luck continued with a seven wicket defeat at the hands of previous relegation favourites Taunton St Andrews.

Gary Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first and was left rueing the decision as Sam Trego departed with only one run on the board.

Runs were hard to come by and some good deliveries, coupled with some bad shots ensured that no Weston batsman hit more than 23. Rob Turner fell to an exceptional slip catch from Keith Parsons and Simon Green chipped the ball straight to point when Weston found themselves three down in the 15th over.

John Williams and Morgan attempted to rebuild until Morgan unfortunately played on. Soon after, Williams was making his way back to the pavilion as a risky run led to a direct hit from Keith Parsons to leave the Seasiders floundering at 62-5 at the halfway point.

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Jackson Davey and Edd Brown seemed to make some headway, with a partnership worth 53 but both were accounted for by Ben Pitkin in quick succession leaving Shabil Ahmed and Sean Stringer to try and take Weston to a defendable total.

With the pressure on, Ahmed played freely and hit a quick fire 20 to push Weston towards 150, but tried for one shot too many and Weston closed their 50 overs with 159 runs on the board.

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In reply, Tom Main and Stringer managed to keep the first six overs tight, but then Jenkins let rip against Stringer taking him for 16 in one over to almost double the total.

Andy Fear made the first much needed breakthrough, trapping Gareth Parsons leg before, however this only brought the patient Jacob Lintott to the crease, who partnered Jenkins well to the sum of 106 to take the game out of Weston’s grasp.

Trego bowled well again for no return, conceding only 24 runs from his 10 overs, but in reality neither Jenkins nor Lintott put a foot wrong.

Jenkins brought up his half century with a barrage of boundaries, once more off the bowling of Stringer. Jenkins was finally undone by Williams, and his replacement Contreras followed to a run out the next ball.

The result was never in question as Lintott brought up his half century, and in the following over Keith Parsons hit the winning runs, recording a seven wicket win for Taunton and ultimately leaving Weston to drop into the relegation zone.

The Intouch CRM man of the match went to Edd Brown.

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