Winscombe register their first win of the season
Winscombe registered their first victory of the season at Butleigh.
WINSCOMBE skipper Iain Fraser led his side to their first win of the season at Butleigh.
Winscombe chose to bat first and soon lost Cureton caught behind. Overseas player Wally Wright looked to wrestle back the initiative, playing some excellent shots before he was trapped lbw for 18.
Jack Fraser joined James Durans-Paul at the wicket, but both were dismissed in the same over, soon followed by Rob Bradley. Further contributions from Dan Kennedy (23), Jon Reeves (12), Matt Lunn (27) and Iain Fraser saw the visitors to 175 all out.
Opening bowlers Jordan Peters and Jory Cureton looked to have too much for the Butleigh opening batsmen, constantly drawing false shots and edges. Peters continued to bowl well and finished with excellent figures of 3-33.
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Off-spinners Jack and Iain Fraser were introduced, both claiming wickets. The captain elected to bring Cureton back, and he eventually took his first wicket, while Jack Fraser took two further wickets.
Jack Fraser finished with 3-48 from his 10 overs, before Iain Fraser wrapped up the Butleigh innings to finish with 3-21 in six overs.
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There were many signs of improvement from Winscombe, but they still found ways in which to make it hard for themselves.
They will want to build on this victory when they host Wembdon on Saturday.
J Cureton c Agutter b Berkeley 8
J Durans-Paul c Agutter b Brearey 14
W Wright lbw Growdon 18
J Fraser lbw Brearey 11
R Bradley b Brearey 11
D Kennedy b Bilsborough 23
J Reeves c Brearey b Worth 12
M Lunn b Durston 27
I Fraser not out 20
C Fraser c Brearey b Durston 0
J Peterers b Worth 0
M Brearey c J Fraser b Peters 24
M Collett c Durans-Paul b Peters 13
D Spencer lbw J Fraser 26
M Agutter b Peters 8
J Berkeley c Wright b I Fraser 4
D Durston c Durans-Paul b I Fraser 0
A Drew b Cureton 28
H Hicks c Cureton b J Fraser 13
R Growdon st Durans-Paul b J Fraser 4
S Bilsborough b I Fraser 8
R Worth not out 6
Bowling: J Peters 10-2-33-3; J Cureton 10-3-44-1; J Fraser 10-2-48-3; I Fraser 6-2-21-3; M Lunn 1-0-1-0.
THE seconds entertained Kilmington & Stourton with the hosts having high hopes of getting back to winning ways.
Having won the toss for the first time, skipper Bawden decided to bat. The Winscombe openers gave their team a good platform, putting 50 on the board before the first wicket.
Goodrum was in good form, scoring a solid 70 before being dismissed. Once the openers had departed, this brought Bawden and Bailey to the crease and just as Bailey was starting to get hold of the bowling, he was given out.
However, Hutchinson joined Bawden and the two of them saw Winscombe to a reasonable total with the highlight at the end of the innings of Coe swatting the last ball of the innings for six as Winscombe finished on 229-8.
Winscombe began well in the field removing three of the top five with little resistance, but a partnership between Cuff and Wakeling put the pressure back on to Winscombe.
The pair put together a 100-run partnership at a point when Winscombe needed to take wickets. The frustration began to take its toll on the fielding side as nerves began to fray.
The situation required a touch of magic, which Winscombe managed to find in the form of a stunning one-handed catch from Vowles, two overs from the end ensuring that Kilmington were unable to secure the remaining 13 runs they required, finishing on 223-7.