Wrington edged out by Bath Hospitals

Thirteen-year-old Felix Jenkins took four wickets on his debut for Wrington.

WRINGTON and Bath Hospitals could both challenge for the league title if they could put out their best elevens on a regular basis.

However, with the holiday and wedding season in full flow, both teams struggled to put out a full strength side. This should not detract from a tense battle that on a glorious day saw all 22 players fully involved and playing their part.

No more so than 13-year-old Felix Jenkins who, on his debut, took four wickets to drag Wrington back into the match and nearly saw them secure an improbable win.

Wrington batted first after winning the toss and made a steady start with Mike Clements anchoring the innings. The loss of Smith and Bright pegged them back until a typically hard-hitting 28 from Marshall Clements gave the innings some impetus.

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When both Clements’ were caught trying to force the pace, the innings fell away to end at 142 all out.

This looked competitive when Jack Fairs nipped out dangerman Andy Boyce and Fair in quick succession. He was unlucky not to have Patrick caught at mid wicket which proved to be the turning point of the match.

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Patrick capped an all-round performance by hitting 52 to provide Jenkins with his first wicket. A clatter of wickets gave Wrington a chance as Jenkins and Fairs kept up the pressure and tension began to creep in. However, a few meaty blows from Cope saw a relieved Bath over the line.

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