Lympsham Allsorts see off Churchill and Wedmore in Midweek League outings
- Credit: Josh Thomas
Lympsham Allsorts got the better of Churchill in the Weston Proper Job Midweek League's Stephenson Cup.
Last year's beaten finalists posted 153-5 after being put into bat, as Ben Corfield, Harry Fear and Dominic Bush all scored 34.
But Allsorts saw Jamie Howson hit an unbeaten 59 to steer them to victory with four balls remaining, with support from Rich Coles (34).
Cheddar regretted their decision to bat in a Division One clash with Weston, as Matt Knight and Tahmid Ahmed took early wickets.
And after dismissing their rivals for just 50, Weston eased to victory for the loss of just one wicket.
Wedmore's early batters struggled against Allsorts, until Billy Halford (52 not out) and Josh Burgess (38) helped them reach 145-8.
Rich Coles, Sam Coles and Will Conway claimed two wickets each, before Howson (59 not out) saw Allsorts to a seven-wicket win. Josh Burgess took two wickets for Wedmore.
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Claverham began their Division Two campaign with an 18-run win over Mark, after posting 144-4.
Callum Watts (50 not out) and Matthew Croker (44) put on 85 for their first wicket, with Ollie Puddy (20) and Nick Ollershaw (30) getting Mark off to a good start in reply.
Tim Moxey (33 not out) was the only other Mark batter to make an impact, though, as his side came up short.
East Huntspill openers Curtis Morris and Callum Pope took full advantage of a below-strength Cleeve Ducks bowling attack to plunder centuries in a total of 265-2.
Morris made 112 and Pope an unbeaten 122, with the Ducks never in the hunt after losing early wickets as Paul Gadsden (23 not out) and Leighton Grant (22 not out) finished unbeaten.
Finn Mayo (58) and Jack Fraser (60) put on 133 for the first Winscombe wicket against Churchill, with Liam Cureton (18 not out) and Ed Bourton (20 not out) lifting the total to 176-2.
Several Churchill batters made good starts but none could go on to turn them into substantial contributions as their chase fell 22 runs short.
George Frappell took 3-36 for Winscombe.