Wellington U15 98-7 Taunton Sapphires U15 100-5

Wellington Under 15s lost their 100 % record in a tight game at Taunton on Sunday morning.

Batting first, the visitors took their score to 12 before ‘skipper Alex Derbidge was bowled, which brought Callum Hendy to join Jacob Hurry at the crease.

These 2 batted sensibly in adding the largest stand of the innings before Hurry fell for 13 and Ben Wardell then made 12 to take the score into the 50s.

Ollie Hunt joined Hendy who tried to accelerate the run rate, but once Hunt went for 4 and Hendy finally fell for 28 with the score on 80 the innings impetus faded and a total of 98 was posted as Max Brodie was 10 not out. at the death.

The total looked far beyond the hosts as Hendy and Hunt took the new ball,and Brodie again bowled with good pace as the Vale were reeling at 5-3 before Hole and Mason rebuilt the innings in fine style.

Wellington rotated their bowlers, but it wasn’t until the score had reached 63 that Wardell had Hole caught at the wicket for 24, then Hendy returned to the attack to get a further wicket and at 70-5, the visitors had hope.

Mason, for the hosts, knitted the rest of the innings together, and carried his bat for 38 to see the total passed with over 5 overs remaining.