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Wellington 2nd XI expertly despatched bottom side South Petherton in Division Three of the Somerset League last weekend and are now occupying a mid table position as a result of back to back wins.
With Richard Henwood back as skipper after injury the toss was won by Wellington and they had the chance to bowl Petherton out for less than a ton had all chances given been accepted, but the job was done in the end as Ollie Wilkins held a hat trick of chances.
Ian Hewson with 2-30 in 12 controlled overs of medium pace let nothing go as did his new ball partner Adrian Lee who clocked up 1-11 in 8 overs.
The plaudits went to Lee Nichol with 5-57 in 11 overs as he took his first five wicket haul for the Club.
Harris with 32 and some entertaining hitting from the home side’s lower order got them to 141 all out with over five overs left at the time that Tom Baycock removed the home skipper Williams for 18.
Wellington never looked back when batting and lost only one wicket when doing so; Robin Davies made a good 11 before Trevor Brooks with 43no and the in-form Mark Salter with 70no accumulated the runs in under 30 overs as Petherton made no impact and even at this stage of the season look doomed.
Wellington will entertain Wembdon 2nd XI this coming weekend and travel to Horrington to complete their first half of the season.
Wellington 2nd XI pulled out all the stops to beat Somerset League Division Three leaders Burnham-on-Sea at home last weekend and now face the two bottom sides in the next three weeks and have a real chance to pull clear of any issues with staying up.
Burnham asked Wellington to bat first and saw Trevor Brooks and Marc Holloway both make a start by getting to 15, but both were back in the hutch by the time the score had reached 30.
Mark Salter with a fine 81 and Mark Saunders with 50 added 117 for the third wicket as the home side took charge – both used all their experience and nous to put the Red and Blacks second string into the driving seat.
Good late impetus came from Indika Weerawarna with 48 as Burnham’s attack wilted – M.Green with 4-69 and Driver with 3-60 took wickets, but went at five runs an over and more.
Driver got his own back somewhat as he was part of a 105 run opening stand with Dalrymple – 52 – as it took 23 overs for Wellington to take a wicket despite Adrian Lee opening up with three maidens in his six over opening burst.
The star of the show with the ball for Wellington was George Hooper who took 6-62 in 12 fast overs; he bowled with pace and energy and stamina and this was a fine show from Hooper who bowled at his best.
Burnham made a sterling effort to overhaul the Wellington total, but they fell just short and Wellington must play with the same level at bottom side South Petherton next weekend.
Wellington 2nd XI are in seventh place in Division Three of the Somerset League with one result to come in following this agonising one wicket defeat to Kilve at home last weekend.
Wellington’s good looking batting line up did not fire as it wished to as it was bowled out with nearly seven overs to spare having decided to bat first.
Trevor Brooks with 15 and Robin Davies with 17 made a start, but at 37-4 and 81-7 the innings was unstable; Neil Hendy’s 45 was the bedrock of the innings and Indika Weerawarna’s 28 with six fours saw some belligerence late on.
For Kilve Penwell with 4-30 in 12 overs bowled well.
Kilve had made it to 71-1 in 17 overs and seemed to be on the way to a comfortable win, but Arron Campbell’s 4-45 in 12 overs and Marc Holloway’s 3-29 in 12 overs saw a collapse ensue, but Stone and Penwell got their side over the line as the last pair and the 36 extras conceded by Wellington had a hand in this narrow defeat.
Kevin Crout (Capt/Wkt), Trevor Brooks, Marc Holloway, Robin Davies, Neil Hendy, Chris Rudd, George Coate, Arron Campbell, Adrian Lee, Lee Nichol, Indika Weerawarna
Meet at Wellington Playing Field at 1.00pm for a 2.00pm start.
Details from Kevin Crout.
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Wellington 2nd XI went up against one of the sides that were promoted with them into Division Three of the Somerset League last weekend and came away with a 63 runs defeat that garnered 14 points.
Perrott batted first and a solid opening stand of 86 was served up by Johnson (39) and J.Ireland (54) as no breakthrough was forthcoming in the first 26 overs; Wellington’s attack was tight and controlled as Adrian Lee let just ten runs go in five overs in his first spell and Jake Nichol followed suit with 14 in six.
Both claimed two wickets in their second spells.
Chris Rudd was the star turn for Wellington with the ball as he took 1-43 in 12 fine overs and his brother Simon followed this with 2-37 as Perrott upped the rate late on to end on 206-7 in their 45 overs.
Wellington’s innings was a patchy affair as starts were made, but not gone on with – Mark Salter with 26no battled through with a leg injury and James Bath marked his first league game of the season with 16, there was a top score on the day of 30 for Chris Rudd who continued his excellent day and George Coate’s 19 was a robust knock, but the side were all out for 143 in 40.1 overs and need to target back to back home games with Kilve and Burnham-on-Sea to get up the table.