Seconds relegated following defeat
Weston seconds’ slim hopes of avoiding relegation were extinguished by fellow strugglers Keynsham.
WESTON seconds had their relegation confirmed following a six-wicket home reverse against fellow relegation candidates Keynsham.
After being asked to bat first, Weston had little chance of gaining the points required for victory and this despondency was reflected in a poor batting display, which featured an unprecedented five lbw decisions going against Weston.
Simon Turner (19) and Tom Ford (35) got the innings off to a good start, but with only Sean Stringer (13) and Matt Blamire (10) also making double figures, Weston were bundled out for just 119.
In reply, Tom Main (5-1-13-1) earned an early breakthrough, however, with Bancroft (56) and Knowles (30) batting well, Keynsham were always ahead of the game, despite three late wickets to Sam Goodhew (5.5-0-27-3), all three stumped veteran Turner behind the stumps.
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Intouch CRM man of the match was Simon Turner.
THE 3rd XI ended their season with a comfortable five-wicket victory at Trull.
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Bowling first after losing the toss, Weston made regular inroads into the home side’s line-up as Tom Chambers (12-4-20-3) and Wilf Huxtable (7-1-32-1) combined well. Stu Roberts (10.4-2-44-5) and Matt Knight (6-1-21-1) continued their good work as Trull were bowled out for 119, despite the best efforts of Parsons, who was last out for 68.
In reply, Weston lost Harry Wiseman (3) and Mark Bissex (0) early, yet with Dan Press (25) and Arron Hawkins (23) batting well, Weston were always in the game.
Luke Morgan came and went for a breezy 19, and it was left to Dom Mayo (34 not out) to stamp his authority on the game as Weston sailed home with 10 overs to spare to claim a maximum 35 points.
Intouch CRM man of the match went to Tom Chambers
THE fourth team lost out to a vastly more experienced Sparkford side in their final game of the season.
An excellent bowling and fielding display saw Sparkford dismissed for just 102 as Georgia Tulip (7-3-19-4), Alex Leeks (5-0-18-1), Rhys Crocker (3-0-18-1) and Matt Munday (6-0-36-3) got among the wickets.
The young Weston team had no answer in reply to the bowling of Ogbourne (10.3-5-15-4) and Dike (9-3-16-5), who ran through the Weston line up with ease, only 12-year-old Jack Press, completing his maiden season of senior cricket reached double figures, as Weston were dismissed for just 37.
Intouch CRM player of the match was Georgia Tulip.