Winning sequence comes to an end against the Saints

Weston 1st XI’s winning run comes to an end against Taunton St Andrews.

WESTON 1st XI’s winning run in the Globe Sports WEPL Premier League came to an end after a challenging game against Taunton St Andrews last Saturday.

Winning a rare toss, stand-in skipper Andrew Fear elected to bat first, feeling that the wicket would deteriorate during the game and help the bowlers more during the second innings.

Instead, Edd Brown’s tricky run of form continued, straight into the hands of Lintott at square leg off the bowling of Alley after only three balls. Rob Turner then entered the fray and he and Simon Green began to develop a solid partnership before Turner was bowled by a delivery that stayed low.

Sam Trego followed shortly afterwards, trapped lbw by Keith Parsons. Green made the same mistake against Brice to become the second of his four victims and Weston were in danger of folding quickly.

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Brice then removed Shabil Ahmed and Jackson Davey. Fear managed to top score for Weston with 29, but at 119-9 it was left to Sean Stringer and Tom Main to try and post a competitive total, and with some lusty blows from Main and 19 valuable extras, Weston were left to defend 149.

The Saints innings started mirroring the Weston innings, with the ball staying low, soon leaving the Saints in the precarious position of 97-5.

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Ahmed and Trego, once again bowled well in partnership to keep run scoring to a minimum, but some expansive batting from Lintott, and a solid partnership between Lloyd Alley and JJ Poole took the Saints within sniffing distance of a hard-fought victory.

The only blot on Alley’s innings was being run out backing up, but with only 10 runs needed, the result was by now cut and dried, and the Saints recorded their first victory of the season.

The Intouch CRM man of the match went to Andrew Fear.

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