Seconds record third consecutive victory

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Weston 2nd XI recorded their third consecutive success with victory over Winterbourne.

WESTON seconds continued their great start to the season with a third consecutive win away to Winterbourne.

Batting first, Dan Press and Si Turner got off to a steady start, seeing off the economical opener Andrews (9-6-5-1). Both openers then fell in quick succession to bring Tom Ford and Matt Kearsey together in the 20th over.

The pair put on a quick partnership of 130 before both fell for 62 and 69 respectively to Tovey (8.3-0-43-5). Winterbourne’s lax fielding, which included the conceding of 47 extras, helped Weston to 240-8 off their 45 overs.

Winterbourne got off to a confident start, despite losing some early wickets to the superb bowling display from Tom Court (9-1-30-4). Turner behind the stumps rolled back the years with two outstanding.


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At the start of the 28th over, an inspired bowling change from captain Sam Curley resulted in an instant wicket by Ford, just as Frost (33) was starting to look dangerous.

The game started to close up with Lingard racing to 40 off 27 balls in partnership with Shine (17 off eight balls), but the reintroduction of Stu Roberts (8.1-0-44-3), who claimed both batsmen in the same over saw Winterbourne all out for 203.

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There were many candidates for the Forte Financial man of the match, but this week it went to Tom Court.

THE 3rd XI travelled to Peasedown St John searching for their first win of the season, and came away with defeat, albeit after a much-improved performance.

After losing the toss and being asked to bowl, Weston struggled to stifle the runs in the early overs. Some tight bowling spells from Ricky Bissex and Matt Knight were rewarded with a breakthrough for Weston.

Peasedown continued to build strong partnerships throughout and after some big hitting toward the final overs, managed to finish on 230.

Weston’s response started poorly with two early wickets, but James Holt (49) and Jack Press (37) rebuilt well to keep hope alive of an improbable victory.

It soon became apparent that Weston would fall short and despite some big hitting and some unorthodox improvisation from Aaron Hawkins (33), they came up 36 runs short, finishing on 194-7.

Forte Financial man of the match was James Holt.

ALTHOUGH Weston’s 4th XI suffered their first loss of the season, it will be remembered for Weston’s young Under-13 leg spinner Tahmid Ahmed (3-0-13-3) taking a hat-trick against the son, grandson and grand-dad of the Wallis family with the last three balls of Cheddar’s innings.

After a fast Cheddar start, Weston pulled it back with a controlled spell of bowling from Ben Robinson (12-0-41-1) and Terry Horler (8-0-37-2).

Set 220 to win after a strong performance by Cheddar (A Bubakkar 58, D Packham 60), Weston’s reply never kept up with the rate and top scores from Chris Pack (28) and Terry Horler (37) were good efforts, but Weston ended well short on 151.

Forte Financial man of the match was Terry Horler.

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