Trull 179-9 Wellington 95

It was an all action affair at Wellington last Wednesday evening when the Red and Blacks took on Somerset League Division Three leaders Trull in the quarter finals of the Somerset Cricket Board’s Intermediate Knockout Cup and with run rates of nearly nine an over and seven an over on show in the two innings the bat was certainly in the ascendancy.

Trull were on the back foot somewhat at 14-2 as openers Sapey and Parker were dismissed to give Arron Campbell and Jack Beal early reward.

A knock of 52 from Gibbs got Trull going and gave them impetus to push on to a big score with Barrett’s blistering 32 adding to this as well as Gould’s 15…

Wellington caught well on the whole, but there were chances to remove both Gibbs and Gould and these, whilst not costing an overt amount of runs, would certainly have improved their position in the game.

Luke Desave with 3-34 and Macaulay Campbell with 3-21 bowled well late on as did Jack Beal as his four overs cost just 23 runs.

Wellington had to attack from the off, but found themselves at 12-3 as mid-on and mid-off were areas where Trull were active in the field.

A fifth wicket stand of 43 between Sam Whitefield and Aks Latifi gave hope to Wellington and with just over one hundred needed at the half way stage anything was possible, but Whitefield, having made a fine 43 and Latifi, with a solid 21, were both out within a run of each other and from then on Stone’s left arm spinners, which had gone for ten in his first over, took 4-4 in 13 balls to see that Wellington were all out for 95 in 14.1 overs.