Seasiders hit by rain

Chris Davidson.

Chris Davidson. - Credit: Archant

Weston lost their second consecutive game to the rain, with the match evenly poised.

RAIN abandoned Weston’s second consecutive game as Gloucester City Winget made the journey to Devonshire Road.

At the time of the first rain interval, Weston were flying at 60-1 from 10 overs, Sam Trego (17) the man to fall. When play began again, the wicket became harder to bat on and spin rolled through the Weston line up.

John Williams (36) and Chris Davidson (15) began rebuilding, but when the latter fell the collapse was triggered. John Davidson was lbw before Gloucestershire’s Ed Young (6-16) ripped through the remaining batsman.

The Weston innings ended all out for 146. With the wicket deteriorating, Weston felt this was a competitive total, but more downpours prevented any further play.

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Weston remain top heading to Minehead on Saturday, but with the chasing pack not far behind, Weston need to pick up a win. Weston take on third-placed Taunton Deane at home on the 17th, before travelling to second-placed Thornbury on the 31st, the final day of the season.

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W L A Pts

Weston 9 2 3 222

Thornbury 9 5 0 209

Taunton Deane 8 5 1 203

Goatacre 7 6 1 181

Chard 7 7 0 174

Gloucester City 5 6 3 160

Cheltenham 5 7 2 157

Minehead 5 7 2 155

Glastonbury 6 7 1 146

Warminster 2 11 1 89

A SPIRITED bowling performance from Weston 2nds was not enough to prevent a six wicket defeat away at Bridgwater.

Batting first and in an innings twice interrupted by showers, Weston struggled to build on starts from several batsmen. Tom Ford hit Bridgwater opening bowler Singleton for four consecutive boundaries before one lusty blow too many saw him caught for 32.

Matt Kearsey’s 37 and Simon Turner’s 11 not out were the only other real scores of note in the face of the league’s outstanding bowling attack as Weston crept to 126 all out after 35.1 overs.

In reply, Bridgwater started with some intent, doubtless wary of any further showers. An early Matt Blamire breakthrough gave Weston a slight opening, however with Kitch (27) and Clarke (49) finding the middle of the bat with regularity, the runs required quickly fell.

Kitch fell lbw to Blamire (2-47) and with Clarke and Coombes following soon after to Matt Kearsey (2-17), Weston had a small chance. It was not to be however and Bridgwater scored the winning runs in the 21st over.

With three of the bottom four teams in the table to play in the last four games of the season, Weston 2nd XI remain with their destiny in their own hands.

IntouchCRM man of the match was Matt Kearsey.

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