Two from three for the seconds

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Weston 2nd XI made it two wins from three with victory over Ashcott & Shapwick.

WESTON 2nd XI made it two wins from three with a comfortable win at home against Ashcott & Shapwick.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Weston made an excellent start as Stu Roberts (9-1-27-2), Dan Lomax (6-1-14-1) and Wilf Huxtable (8-1-22-1) reduced the visitors to 58-4.

A counter attack led by Sam Spencer (71), supported by Josh Luckins (23) and a number of extras saw Ashcott recover to 191-6 from their 45 overs, a further wicket falling to Jason Neave (1-0-10-1) and a Huxtable run out.

Neave and opening partner Will Whitell both made excellent starts, batting positively in pursuit of the target on an excellent Devonshire Road wicket. Both played season’s best innings and had put on 156 when Whitell was caught at cover for 74 in just his second game since returning from university.


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Neave (88 not out) continued untroubled at the other end and with Mitch Smit (18 not out) intent in getting the game over and done with joining him, Weston sailed past their target with 12.4 overs remaining.

IntouchCRM man of the match was Jason Neave.

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MISSING a number of regulars due to the Glastonbury festival, the 3rd XI went down to an eight wicket defeat against East Coker.

Weston batted first and with contributions all down the order from Pete Hooper (27), Mike Lee (55), Simon Biddle (20), Sam Walker (28) and Matt Humphrey (27), could be reasonably content with their 214-8 from 45 overs.

During East Coker’s reply, Weston did their best to reign in the scoring without ever getting the breakthrough that may have been deserved as Matt Knight (7-0-26-0) bowled without luck.

Paul Skinner (7-1-33-0) supported Knight well and when Simon Biddle (7-1-22-1) earned a breakthrough, Weston hoped that they might find a way through a side dominated by all-rounders at the top of the order.

A run out earned a further bowling point, however with Tinsley (43 not out) remaining at the crease, victory always looked beyond the young Weston side, and so it was to prove with East Coker passing their target with just five overs remaining.

IntouchCRM man of the match went to Mike Lee.

THE 4th XI rounded off Saturday by making the short trip to play Wedmore 3rds at the picturesque Allerton cricket club.

The home team were invited to bat first, with established opening bowler Georgia Tulip (2-23) being partnered at the other end by women’s captain Roxy Newman. Newman bowled a devastating seven over spell to claim career best figures of 6-17 with only two Wedmore batsmen reaching double figures.

She was ably assisted by Crocker with two sharp catches and Weston’s spin duo of Josh Hussey and Terry Horler with a wicket each, the home teams innings cut short after only 17 overs with the score on 62.

A quick turnaround saw Wedmore take to the field and the new opening pair of Ren Bosman (32) and Jamie Dance (2) kick off the Weston run chase before both falling lbw with half of the total knocked off.

Dan Press saw Weston over the line in just 19 overs with 16 not out to give Weston maximum points for the second week running.

IntouchCRM player off the match was Roxy Newman.

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