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This was a stunning Baker Cup First Round win for Wellington at WEPL Premier Two side Chard on Monday evening and the reward for this endeavour is to host Taunton Deane A on Monday 3rd June in the quarter finals.
Wellington batted first against last season’s runners up and were 15-2 in four overs as C.Scott with 3-25 in 5 overs of good left arm spin did well for Chard first up, but Leo Goodman-Jones with 14 and skipper Paul Short with 61no fashioned a better position for Wellington as Short angled and swept often on his way to a fine half century.
Rob Moysey, Luke Desave and Scott Davey all got in on the act to see that Wellington got to 120-5 in their 20 overs.
Chard were kept in check by Luke Desave and Jack Beal and the wickets came as Hurley and Glentworth were both bowled by Desave and Hayes with 24 offered a soft chance to Alex Sparks at mid wicket.
Wells-Burr with 25 was getting motoring when he was run out in a farcical manner and this saw the door opening for Wellington and although C.Scott took 14 from the 19th over Paul Short held his nerve to bowl a fine last over and secure a passage to the last eight for his side.
Taunton Deane A – another Premier Two side – will be a tough task, but if the team play as they did here anything is possible
Wellington are in second place in Division A of the Taunton Sunday League following this mighty 178 run win at Bagborough last weekend when runs and wickets flowed all round.
Aks Latifi and Robin Davies added 83 good runs first up and the stand was only broken when Latifi was run out going for a second leg bye - he made 65.
Davies with 39 played the anchor role and is enjoying a fine early season run with the bat.
Ollie Wilkins and Alex Sparks added good middle order runs with knocks of 42 and 17 and the icing on the cake was applied by Luke Desave with 39no and Scott Davey with another fine knock of 53no.
272-4 was the final Wellington total and this was an imposing total, but when Eve slammed the first ball of the Bagborough innings for six the home side showed they were not going to go down without a fight – they scored at over seven an over, but lost wickets all the time as Eve with 21 and their 1st XI captain Bishop with the same top scored.
George Hooper served up a fine yorker to see the back of Evans and Jack Beal with 6-34 in six overs was the star of the show with the ball for Wellington.
Arron Campbell with 3-27 took a part too as the home innings spanned just 13 of the 40 overs on offer.
Wellington 2nd XI got their first win of the season in Division Three of the Somerset League when they beat struggling Wedmore at home last weekend in a game that saw Mark Sater make 99no.
Batting first Wellington lost a wicket early before excellent efforts from acting skipper Kevin Crout (41) and Mark Saunders (39) as well as Salter’s near hundred saw Wellington reach and exceed 200 and thus collect full batting points.
Des Campbell and Ollie Wilkins assisted Salter to get to his ton, but he was denied by the smallest margin in the end.
Boley with 3-48 in 12 overs was Wedmore’s outstanding performer with the ball.
Wedmore’s reply was a slow and turgid affair as they never looked like getting to the total required, but did not lose wickets either.
Lee Nichol with 1-23 in 11 overs and Jack Beal with 2-15 in 8 let nothing go at all first up; they gave way to Macaulay Campbell and Jake Nichol who let just 31 runs go in 14 overs combined.
P.Patch with 38no was solid with the bat for Wedmore.
Arron Campbell with 3-49 in 12 overs bowled well and in the end Wellington settled for 33 points and they are away to North Perrott 2nd XI next weekend.
Wellington made it two West of England Premier League Somerset Division wins out of two with this stunning success at Winscombe last weekend when they put the home side’s attack to the sword and took them for nearly 300 all told before successfully defending the total with a lot to spare.
Paul Short elected to bat first on winning the toss and after losing a wicket at eleven the skipper and Alex Sparks set about adding 74 for the second wicket; Short made 31 with a great mix of shots and angled glides, Sparks made it to 56 and played very well to leg – both were out caught and at 120-5 Wellington were at a crossroads in their innings, but the power play of Indika Weerawarna with 83 (seven sixes) brought the game back to Wellington as he played a blistering knock with great support coming from Rob Moysey’s 17.
Scott Davey with a league best of 41 was run out on the last ball of the Wellington innings as the Red and Blacks posted 292 in 50 long overs for the home side whose best offering with the ball was Cureton with 4-53 in 10 overs, but the Winscombe bowlers collectively lacked direction and accuracy as they sent down 37 wides all told.
Wellington’s bowling was much more considered and accurate, but still struggled to make the breakthrough as Cureton with 51 and Durrance-Paul with 36 locked down a 78 run opening stand that was finally broken when Neil Hendy (3-31) induced Cureton to play on.
From then Winscombe folded somewhat as their score dipped from 111-1 to 127-7 as Rob Moysey with 3-29 got involved and an early finish was on the cards, but Lunn with 42 and I.Fraser with 26 added some gloss to the home side’s effort and although Luke Desave claimed two wickets in his last over Winscombe still had enough in them to get to the fourth batting point off of the last ball of the game.
Wellington take 19 points to Winscombe’s 9 and host Westlands this coming weekend.