Winning start for Weston seconds
Weston seconds made a winning start to the season, beating Downend by five wickets.
WESTON 2nd XI made a fine start to life in Premier One following last season’s promotion with an assured five wicket win away at Downend.
Bowling first having won the toss, Weston’s bowlers worked hard to keep scoring in check in the face of the notoriously short Downend boundaries. Ben Main (9-2-31-3) was the pick of the attack, reducing the hosts to 2-2 in the third over.
Patient batting from Oliver Ralph (43) and Luke Coles (66) rebuilt the innings, but with more fine bowling from Adam Davies (9-1-25-1) and Matt Kearsey (7.3-0-25-3), supported with some fine fielding, most notably from Carl Fletcher, Downend were bowled out for 173 in the 43rd over.
In reply, Weston’s innings got off to a stuttery start as Andy Logan (3) was bowled, soon followed by Tom Ford running himself out for two.
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Further wickets fell as Weston were struggling at 42-4. This bought Fletcher to the crease and in conjunction with the experienced Neave, the duo made hay in the early season sun both bringing up their 50s in putting on 111 for the fifth wicket.
Neave was caught at point for an excellent 63, but by this time the game was all but in the bag. Fletcher bought up his 50 with a six, while Adam Davies (16 not out), helped Fletcher (63 not out) administer the last rites with five overs to spare.
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Intouch CRM man of the match went to Carl Fletcher.
A DEPLETED 3rd XI made the short trip to Huntspill & District and put in a brave performance in a five wicket defeat.
Asked to bat, Weston were bowled out for 130. Simon Biddle (37) was the pick of the batsmen and received good support from Harry Wiseman (17), Ben Dancey (15) and Matt Humphrey (18).
Humphrey (4-44) was the pick of the bowlers in the home team’s reply with a further wicket falling to Aaron Stone (1-18). Their efforts were to prove insufficient as Tippet’s 37 saw his side to victory.
Intouch CRM man of the match was Matt Humphrey.
THE fourth team also lost out, this time by four wickets at home to East Huntspill. Dan Press (36) and Rhys Crocker (46) were the mainstays of Weston’s 135, but with only Terry Horler (19) making double figures, the score always looked a hard one to defend.
Despite the best efforts of Georgia Tulip (1-27), Crocker (2-25) and Horler (3-43), East Huntspill came away comfortable victors with four wickets and 10 overs in hand.
Intouch CRM man of the match was Rhys Crocker.
Weston’s inaugural season in the North Somerset Sunday League got off to a winning start with a six wicket win against Whitchurch.
Batting first, Whitchurch were bowled out for 152, as Tom Ford (4-22), Josh Skuse (3-14), Dan Press (1-11), Rich Mansbridge (1-22) and Matt Kearsey (1-12) got the wickets.
Weston cantered to victory as Ashley Allen (25), Luke Morgan (11), Kearsey (51 not out) and Aaron Stone (43) all combined for a comfortable victory.
Intouch CRM man of the match went to Aaron Stone.