Winscombe well beaten by Wellington
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Winscombe were well beaten at Wellington after another poor display by the visitors.
WINSCOMBE travelled to Wellington looking to bounce back from a poor performance last week.
Skipper Iain Fraser won the toss and elected to bat under cloudless skies and openers Jack Fraser and James Durans-Paul looked to make a positive start, but Fraser was run out for six.
Wally Wright joined Durans-Paul but their partnership was short lived. Wright was bowled for four and Ben Goodrum followed next ball. Youngster Rob Bradley took control of the Wellington bowling attack, looking dominant, while his partner also looked to be batting fluently.
However, Bradley wasted an excellent start by swatting a long hop to the only fielder in the deep, bringing Jon Reeves to the wicket. However, Durans-Paul felt the need to change a formula that had worked for him from ball one. Charging recklessly down the wicket, he was bowled for 42.
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Dan Kennedy survived a few scares to reach 15, but was then run out, with Cameron Fraser following soon after. Reeves anchored the innings, making a composed 30, but it was not enough as Winscombe succumbed to 182 all out, with Jack Hughes, Sim Lyons and Reeves falling quickly.
Opening bowlers Ben Goodrum and Sim Lyons offered Wellington a dream start as Winscombe went about trying to defend their total. An array of indifferent bowling and extras allowed the home side to reach 90-1 in just seven overs, with Goodrum taking the only wicket, before the introduction of Jack and Iain Fraser.
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The spinners bowled with control and posed a threat to the Wellington batsmen. Jack Fraser struck first, snaring Capaldi, with Murdock following soon after. Skipper Iain Fraser then had Latifi caught in the deep before Jack Fraser took his final wicket.
The two spinners returned figures of 4-70 in 20 overs between them, but the rest of Winscombe’s bowling attack conceded 113 in just 15 overs.
THE 2nd XI entertained Middlezoy where they lost the toss and were asked to bat. Winscombe lost an early wicket, bringing Rob Shephard to join Jamie Hutchinson. The two of them put on a partnership of 270, Shephard scoring 127 and Hutchinson, with his maiden century, scoring 136 not out. Winscombe ended the innings with a score of 285-2.
In reply, Middlezoy struggled against a strong bowling attack, despite Stuart Warren’s misfortune of six dropped catches from his bowling, meaning out of eight catching opportunities, only two were taken from Josh Bawden and Chris Clough.
Mayne took 5-36, while Clough and Cureton took two wickets each as Middlezoy were bowled out for 157.