Winscombe finish on a high note

WINSCOMBE ended a disappointing season with a win at home to Butleigh.

WINSCOMBE ended a disappointing season with a win at home to Butleigh.

Butleigh, batting first, lost two early wickets before Agutter (69) and Trevis (24) steadied things, taking the score to 112 before Jack Fraser had him caught by father Iain Fraser at extra cover.

Butleigh then started to accelerate with Agutter and Hicks before Agutter was caught at slip. Hicks then followed for 43 before Metcalfe with 46 not out saw Butleigh to 208-6.

Wickets were shared around with Iain Fraser and Liam Cureton claiming two apiece and Chris Clough and Jack Fraser one each. The only downside of the innings was an injury to Andrew Lund who fracturing a collarbone while keeping wicket which reduced Winscombe to 10 men.Thanks go to Butleigh for supplying a substitute fielder for the last few overs.

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In reply, Winscombe made a steady start against accurate bowling reaching 50 without loss before losing three wickets at that score with Hicks accounting for Matt Lunn (26) and Ross Toohey (17) and Worth dismissing Alan Hunt.

Liam Cureton and Dave Bailey then rebuilt things with an excellent partnership of 114 for the fourth wicket with Bailey in belligerent form as he struck four sixes in a row before being stumped off the next ball for 70. Rob Shephard joined Cureton and they took the score up to 193-4 before Shephard was well caught for 19.

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With only 16 needed off five overs, Winscombe should have won comfortably, but Butleigh fought back leaving Winscombe needing three off the last over with only one wicket left but last man Chris Clough smacked his first ball for four leaving Winscombe winners by two wickets. Cureton ended unbeaten with an excellent 61. Hicks bowled well for Butleigh claiming five wickets.

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