Weston back to winning ways with fine display

Weston batsman Gary Morgan.

Weston batsman Gary Morgan. - Credit: Archant

Weston returned to winning ways with a much-needed victory at Ashcott & Shapwick.

WESTON travelled to Ashcott & Shapwick in search of a much-needed win and came away with victory, thanks to an excellent all-round bowling display.

Ashcott won the toss and batted first and were immediately regretting this as Charl Willoughby (4-26) and Tom Main (2-23) picked up early wickets as four of the top five fell for single figures.

Chris Davidson and Ashley Allen both bowled tight spells picking up a wicket apiece, with Sam Trego chipping in with two at the death. Ashcott finishing with 132, though this should have been less as a few catches were dropped, in what otherwise was an excellent display from Weston.

On a quickly deteriorating wicket, Weston got off to the worst possible start with an unplayable delivery accounting for Trego lbw in the first over. John Williams joined Jason Neave and the pair set about seeing off the new ball.


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Neave was eventually bowled bringing John Davidson to the crease. A five over counter attack saw Weston score 35 runs and the target reduced to less than 50.

However, some loose shots saw a middle order wobble and left a tense finish, before it was left to Jon Weber and Allen to score the final few runs.

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IntouchCRM man of the match was shared between Willloughby for a devastating spell of bowling and Williams for his excellent 54.

ASHCOTT & SHAPWICK

W Rudge c Trego b Main 0

B Rudge lbw Willoughby 4

S Coppell c Fletcher b Allen 23

G Harte b Willoughby 1

C Vickery b Willoughby 1

N Karmarka b C Davidson 21

W Spencer lbw Willoughby 6

S Edmunds b Main 14

J Hayman c Willoughby b Trego 32

S Spencer lbw Trego 2

J Haggett not out 1

Extras 27

Total 132

Bowling: C Willoughby 10-4-26-4; T Main 9-2-23-2; A Allen 10-1-25-1; C Davidson 5-1-20-1; S Trego 4.5-0-30-2.

WESTON

S Trego lbw Hayman 0

J Neave b Harte 7

J Williams lbw Haggett 54

J Davidson c W Spencer b S Spencer 19

C Davidson c Haggett b Rudge 3

G Morgan c Vickery b Rudge 5

J Weber not out 11

C Fletcher b Rudge 4

A Allen not out 16

Extras 17

Total (7 wkts) 133

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