Archive for the ‘1st Team’ Category
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
West of England Premier League Somerset Division
3 – Staplegrove (a)
10 – Bishops Lydeard (h)
17 – Butleigh (a)
24 – Frome (h)
31 – North Petherton (h)
7 – Street (a)
14 – Winscombe (h)
21 – Uphill Castle (a)
28 – Westlands (h)
5 – Staplegrove (h)
12 – Bishops Lydeard (a)
19 – Butleigh (h)
26 – Frome (a)
2 – North Petherton (a)
9 – Street (h)
16 – Winscombe (a)
23 – Uphill Castle (h)
30 – Westlands (a)
All matches commence at 1.00pm expect for each of the last four which each commence at 12.30pm
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Although the season has just ended there will be regular winter fitness sessions in the form of football starting on Monday 16th September at Wellington School’s Astroturf facility.
The sessions run for one hour between 6.00pm and 7.00pm and cost £4.00 per head per session.
Rob Moysey is in charge of these sessions; contact Rob on 01823 665090 or on 0787 246 9161 for details.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
WEPL Administrator Chris Pannell has confirmed the divisional set up that the 1st XI will operate in next season.
Street are relegated from the Bristol/Somerset Division and North Petherton are promoted from the Somerset League.
Street are replaced by Wembdon who won the division in 2013 and Petherton will be replaced by Ilton who finished bottom of the division in 2013.
Therefore the set up for 2014 reads Bishops Lydeard, Butleigh, Frome, North Petherton, Staplegrove, Street, Uphill Castle, Wellington, Westlands, Winscombe.
The 2014 season will begin on Saturday 3rd May and end on Saturday 30th August.
Details for the Somerset League (our 2nd XI and 3rd XI) will be posted soon as will the Sunday League set up too.
Sunday, September 1st, 2013
There could not have been a more fitting way for Wellington skipper Paul Short to bring the curtain down on his six seasons as 1st XI Captain than with this fine run chase at Uphill Castle last weekend as the Red and Blacks secured an excellent third placed finish in the Somerset Division of the West of England Premier League where he played a guiding hand of 76no as a twelfth win in seventeen completed games was secured.
On a glorious day the minibus with team and supporters set sail from Wellington and they arrived at Uphill to find a well tailored wicket and fast outfield on offer and it was the Weston Super Mare based side who opted to bat first on winning the toss and they batted well throughout their 50 overs without anyone really going on to a big score as A.Winn with 54 top scored for Uphill.
Wellington found spin to be their most potent weapon as Paul Short delivered three good spells of off spin to take 2-45 and Rob Moysey was in the wickets too with 1-40 in 10 overs on a day when seam was not in vogue.
Max Capaldi with 2-53 in 10 overs was the third spinner to be used by Wellington and although pace was not the potent force Luke Desave came back to take 4-49 in 1o overs as Uphill lost their last four wickets for just one run with four balls left, but 270 was still a fine effort.
Wellington lost Charlie Davies in the first over, but rallied through Sam Murdock and Alex Sparks – who had made 170no in the game at Wellington – as they added 35 second wicket runs before Murdock was caught behind.
Sparks was timing the ball well, but when he was LBW for 29 Wellington were 41-3 and going nowhere really.
The game was turned on its head by Max Capaldi and Paul Short who added 79 for the fourth wicket with Capaldi playing a capital knock of 44, but when he was out and a fifth wicket fell too at 127-5 Wellington were at the half way point in their innings and needed a lot of runs, but through a fine attacking knock of 78 from Indika Weerwarna and skipper Short anchoring matters Wellington’s confidence grew and Uphill’s seeped away; they added 102 for the sixth wicket and this was the boost Wellington needed.
Short and Scott Davey – who has had a fine season – saw Wellington over the line with eight balls to spare with the captain on 76no and Davey on 15no to see Wellington to third place – their best ever league finish.
Thursday, August 29th, 2013
The minibus to Uphill Castle CC for the 1st XI’s last game of the season departs from the Football Club Car Park at 10.00am on Saturday.
We are to depart from Weston Super Mare at 7.30pm approx for the journey back to Wellington and to the WCC Clubhouse where an end of season barbecue will be on offer.
Details ref the Weston Super Mare part of the day can be obtained from Paul Short.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Paul Short (Capt), Alex Sparks, Sam Murdock, Scott Davey, Rob Moysey, Aks Latifi (Wkt), Luke Desave, Charlie Davies, George Hooper, Indika Weerawarna, Max Capaldi
Minibus departs at 10.00am sharp.
Details from Paul Short.
Monday, August 26th, 2013
Wellington ended their home season in style with this three wicket win over relegation threatened Butleigh last weekend as they chalked up their eleventh win of the campaign despite a late wobble from the middle order.
Heavy thundery rain the previous evening had seen the toss winners lead towards bowling first and Paul Short had the choice and he asked Butleigh to bat.
Collett and Seal opened well for Butleigh and added 59 for the opening wicket as they played with Seal hitting 47 with ten fours, but when Rob Moysey bowled Collett and Max Capaldi trapped Seal LBW the visitors to Courtland Road were despatched for 104 all told.
Moysey with 4-46 in 9.3 overs and Capaldi with 3-32 in 7 overs led the attack well and took wickets at regular intervals.
This was supported by Luke Desave, George Hooper and Paul Short who all took wickets too.
Hicks with 26 and Drew with 23 got a start for Butleigh, but they fell away to be all out with 9.3 overs left.
Charlie Davies with 29 and Alex Sparks with 31 played with style and other solid knocks from Paul Short (28), Max Capaldi (21) and Aks Latifi (26) aided Wellington’s effort and although 153-4 became 159-7 the game was won and Wellington took 18 points.
The team end the season at Uphill Castle next weekend.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Paul Short (Capt), Alex Sparks, Aks Latifi (Wkt), Charlie Davies, Leo Goodman-Jones, Scott Davey, George Hooper, Sam Murdock, Luke Desave, Rob Moysey, Max Capaldi
Meet at Pavilion at 11.00am for a 12.30pm start.
Details from Paul Short.
Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Wellington notched up a tenth WEPL Somerset Division victory of the season to move to within three points of second place as they won their local derby with Staplegrove last weekend in a game that was reduced to a 53 over affair due to weather and that did not end until nearly 8.00pm.
Rain delayed the start until 2.45pm and Wellington were asked to bat first and had 35 overs max to face and this was reduced twice more and then ended up being 28 overs.
Charlie Davies and Leo Goodman-Jones added 167 glorious runs first up for Wellington as they ran well between the wickets and played a fine range of shots too; Davies was within touching distance of a second ton at this level this season, but was run out for 95.
Goodman-Jones made a classy 66no as he and skipper Paul Short got Wellington towards 200 and it was Sam Murdock who was at the crease when an early tea was taken – 197-2 was Wellington’s score in 28 overs and with the way WEPL cricket works 25 overs need to be faced by both sides to give a recognised result.
Play had to start by 6.00pm and see all 25 overs delivered to get a result and Wellington got early wickets as Luke Desave and George Hooper reduced the home side to 35-3, but some fine play from home skipper Sizer and Reed saw 109 runs added for the fourth wicket and this took Staplegrove close to their revised total of 177.
Reed hit 75 and played very well and Sizer’s 46 was a top knock too.
Their removal by Neil Hendy was important for Wellington and saw that the Red and Blacks had won by 11 runs in real terms.
They entertain Butleigh on Saturday from 12.30pm
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Paul Short (Capt), Rob Moysey, Leo Goodman-Jones, Max Capaldi, Scott Davey, George Hooper, Alec Short (Wkt), Neil Hendy, Charlie Davies, Sam Murdock, Luke Desave
Depart from Courtland Road Car Park at 11.00am for a 12.30pm start.
Details from Paul Short.