Weston threaten in run feast

Weston 2nd XI fell short in a run feast against their Bath counterparts.

WESTON 2nd XI battled hard against their Bath counterparts, but despite a hard-fought innings, ended up short by just 25 runs.

Having lost the toss, Weston took to the field and Bath punished some loose early bowling to reach almost 100-1 wicket by the 10th over with Smyth reaching his half century in the eighth over.

Weston managed to slow the run rate with some good bowling by Stu Roberts and Matt Kearsey, but some excellent batting by Bath’s Grieshaber (53) and Kingwell (51) made it difficult for the Weston bowlers.

Bath’s Reece Crocker then dominated the scoring with a quick fire 69 before he was bowled by Sam Curley, who ended up with three wickets. Bath finished their innings on 322-6 off 45 overs.

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Weston’s openers started well, but the wickets of Tom Ford (26) and Will Whitell (42) fell in the 10th and 14th overs. A good partnership from Jason Neave (26) and Matt Kearsey (68) kept the Weston runs flowing, but not quite quickly enough to keep up with the Bath run rate.

Having lost a further four wickets, the injured Mitch Smit limped to the crease aided by a runner and scored 58 off just 27 balls, taking Weston’s total just 39 runs short with three overs to go, but the heroics weren’t quite enough leaving Weston 298-9.

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WESTON Eaglets made the short trip to East Huntspill and openers Ren Bosman (16) and Jamie Dance (4) played patiently seeing off the early overs.

When both departed, Dan Press (31) and Jon Mayo (66) shared an excellent partnership. Ben Evans (20) and Roxy Newman (20) both batted well and left Weston on 185.

Weston bowlers Newman and Tulip started well taking the first three wickets between them. The decisive innings of the match got under way with Picton (92 not out) carrying his bat through the chase. Supported by Cave (36) and Crenol (23 not out), East Huntspill knocked off the total, with wickets and overs to spare.

Weston’s young spinners Evans, Josh Hussey and Dance all tried their best, but could not find the breakthough they needed.

Intouch CRM man of the match was Jon Mayo.

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