Wesotn seconds remain unbeaten

Weston 2nd XI remain unbeaten after defeating Taunton St Andrews by 36 runs.

WESTON seconds entertained Taunton St Andrews and made it two wins from two this season.

After losing the toss and being asked to bat on a slow wicket, a cautious approach from opening pair Dan Press (12) and Si Turner (24) built an opening partnership of 45.

Matt Blamire (41 not out) and Matt Kearsey (24) put on 52 before Kearsey fell to a smart catch at square leg. A flurry of late wickets stemmed the scoring and Weston finished on 154-6 off 45 overs.

St Andrews made a more rapid start scoring 66 before some economical bowling from Sam Goodhew (9-3-11-1) slowed the run rate, leaving the visitors needing more than six-an-over after drinks.

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The introduction of Tom Dancey and Blamire produced some fantastic figures for Blamire (9-1-28-3) and Dancey (7.1-2-13-4), while there were also wickets for Stu Roberts and Tom Chambers.

An excellent fielding display saw good catches from Brown, Dancey and Roberts leaving St Andrews all out for 118 in the 42nd giving Weston a win by 36 runs.

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Forte Financial man of the match went to Matt Blamire.

THE thirds looked on course for a home victory on the East Ground, before a batting collapse saw them fall 37 runs short in a low-scoring affair.

East Hunspill were asked to bat first on a difficult wicket and posted a challenging 154 all out, who put on 44 for the last wicket.

Pick of the Weston bowlers was James Holt with (3-36), well supported by Ricky Bissex with 2-26 and Matt Knight 2-21.

In reply, Weston lost Dom Mayo early, but 13-year-old opener Jack Press (14) looked to be settling in well, before mistiming a pull shot to midwicket. Holt (27) and Ben Robinson (29) started to rebuild and looked to be on course for victory, before Holt was bowled.

Weston’s lack of batting down the order cost them as they then lost four wickets for eight runs, and despite some late agricultural hitting from Bissex, they fell short of the target for the second week in a row.

Forte Financial man of the match was James Holt.

WESTON 4th XI visited Cranmore 2nds and won the toss, electing to bowl for the second week running.

Cranmore found scoring difficult from opening bowlers Rhys Crocker (12-2-17-3) and Georgia Tulip (10-6-13-0). Change bowlers Alex Leeks (6-1-17-3) and Matt Munday (12-3-28-0) continued the tight line and young leg spinner Tahmid Ahmed (5-2-15-1) gave great variation.

After a run out from Jon Mayo and Ahmed bowling well, Cranmore ending up on 96-8 from their 45 overs.

Weston soon the top three and it was left to Jon Mayo (53 not out) and Terry Horler (11) to start rebuilding the innings. Cranmore briefly saw an opportunity when Horler departed, but Rhys Croker (12 not out) and Mayo saw Weston to victory.

Forte Financial man of the match went to Jon Mayo.

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