Wellington 144 Taunton Deane 2nd XI 79
Wellington are riding high in second place in the Somerset League’s Premier Division and will be looking to have won all their games in May by the time they are next reported on as they recorded another derby day win, this time over Taunton Deane 2nd XI, to see that they have exactly 100 points from their opening three games of the 2018 season.
Choosing to bat first this time Arron Campbell won a third toss of the season and with it saw Miles Cave and Neil Hendy put on 15 for the opening wicket.
Hendy top scored with 34 that contained two fours and two sixes and his was the weightiest effort of a Wellington innings that saw several players get a start, but not go on as Arron Campbell (10), Sam Whitefield (15), Luke Desave (19), Jack Beal (13) and Aks Latifi (15) all made inroads with the bat.
Wellington were all out for 144 with 5.3 overs going unused.
For Deane 2nd XI Kingdom with 3-11 in 4.3 overs late on returned their best figures with other wickets been shared out equally.
Wellington were into their stride with the ball early as Will Derrick removed former Wellington player Dave Jones with the score on six and after some six overs of seam Arron Campbell was into the attack and ripped through the Deane batting line up to take a magnificent 6-17 in nine overs that saw the County Town team’s innings wither on the vine.
Good catching from Neil Hendy and Luke Desave saw Campbell take six consecutive wickets to fall, two through to seven, as he returned 6-17 in nine overs and the game was up for Deane 2nd XI.
Neil Hendy, who had a fine all round game, took 2-28 in nine overs and it was Jack Beal and Sam Whitefield who were bowling in tandem when the last Deane wicket was taken by Whitefield to see that Wellington had a 65 run win to their credit and 32 points in the bag too as only Whitear with 19 and Squire with 10 made it to double figures for Deane who collected 13 points from the game.