Wellington 2nd XI suffered an 89 run loss at Wembdon in Division Three of the Somerset League last weekend when their bowling did not click as a unit and let the home side score more than they should have done and as a result the team slip one place to fifth with one game to play.
Wembdon were asked to bat first and Adrian Lee’s excellent caught and bowled effort started things well for Wellington, but after that a 114 run second wicket stand between Lott and Jenkins set Wembdon on their way to a big total.
Lott made a fine 108 and Jenkins with 32 and Bennett with 26no made the Red and Blacks second string have a long time in the field.
Richard Henwood with 5-41 in 10 overs was excellent and deserved his success.
Nearly thirty extras were leaked by Wellington and this did not help their fielding effort.
Wellington’s innings was a solid one with several players getting a start, but something of the order of what Lott had produced was needed to win this game and that was not forthcoming.
Marc Holloway (12) and Tom Hawkings (19) got Wellington away to a good 37 run opening stand and Ollie Wilkins with 13 did well in the middle order.
This was complimented by an excellent 40 from Trevor Brooks and 24 from Arron Campbell, but Wellington ended well short of their target and took 14 points from the game.
Horrington are the visitors to Courtland Road for the last game of the season for the team.