South Petherton 226-7 Wellington 2nd XI 113

Wellington 2nd XI scored at a fast rate in this Somerset League Division Four game away to South Petherton last weekend, but with some 19 overs going unused the Red and Blacks second string lost by as many as they actually made.

Asking the home side to bat first on winning the toss saw that good work from Trevor Brooks to run out H.Young for 17 gave Wellington their opening wicket, but a decent second wicket stand of 78 between Acreman, who carried his bat for 95no, and Tinsley, who made 45, rather took things away from Wellington in the mid-innings.

They fought back though through skipper Rob Moysey taking 2-20 in nine overs of controlled leg spin and with Macaulay Campbell’s two spells of medium pace bringing him 3-46 in eight overs Wellington had South Petherton at 172-7, but some effective late hitting from Clarke saw that 54 more runs were added without success for Wellington coming in the last few overs of the Petherton innings.

Tom Shannon was Wellington’s other wicket taker.

Wellington scored at a fast rate, but lost wickets at a fair old lick too as Jack Derrick cracked 30 with two sixes and Ryan Adams made a fluent 22, but with Rob Moysey’s 19 and Tom Shannon’s 12 been the only other double figure scores the innings was over with a lot of overs going unused.

For South Petherton their best bowler was Harris with 3-28 in seven overs as the home side took 35 points to Wellington 2nd XI’s dozen.