Weston crash to defeat at Ashcott & Shapwick

CRICKET : Weston CC v Taunton Deane. Shabil Ahmed batting.

CRICKET : Weston CC v Taunton Deane. Shabil Ahmed batting. - Credit: Archant

Weston’s poor batting again let them time, this time crashing to defeat at Ashcott & Shapwick.

Weston struggled with the bat again as they fell to defeat at Shapwick & Polden.

Asked to field first, Tom Chambers removed Tinnion, well caught by Ashley Allen at point. Sean Stringer bowled Dunning soon after, but Spencer (43) and Kent’s Calum Haggett (47) rebuilt,before Andy Fear trapped Spencer lbw.

The spin trio of Allen (10-3-31-0), Shabel Ahmed (10-1-37-1) and Sam Goodhew pulled the game back in Weston’s favour as they made scoring difficult.

Goodhew was pick of the bowlers as he picked up three quick wickets including an unplayable delivery to bowl Haggett. Ahmed removed Karmarkar before Rob Turner stumped White to help Goodhew finish with an excellent 4-41.

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Chambers picked up his second wicket at the death, but some late hitting helped Shapwick to 208.

In reply, Rob Turner got Weston off to a flying start before Coppell removed Jack Press. Turner (27) and Ahmed (20) pushed the score onto 45 before a flurry of wickets reduced the seasiders to 74-6.

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Goodhew (23) and Paul Stringer (19) dug in and put on 46, but on a deteriorating wicket and the run rate increasing, they both fell in quick succession. The Weston tail fell soon after to see them all out for 132.

The Shapwick spinners bowled excellently on a pitch with variable bounce and made scoring opportunities difficult. However, Weston failed to adapt enough to get through the tough spells.

Forte Financial man of the match was Sam Goodhew.

In the final fixture of the season, Weston host champions-elect Bedminster at Devonshire Road.

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