Archive for the ‘Friendly Matches’ Category
Trull recorded their first friendly win over Wellington in eight attempts when they won by two wickets with two balls to spare at Courtland Road on Bank Holiday Monday.
A good number of spectators took their places on a glorious late summer’s day and saw Wellington put into bat on losing the toss and Trull reduced the Red and Blacks to 25-5 as Clarke – on his way to a five wicket bag – did the damage early on.
It was the Davies brothers – Robin and Charlie – who got Wellington going in the right direction as they added 81 for the sixth wicket; Robin made a fine 54 and his elder brother 44.
Rob Moysey with 34no guided the tail well and at tea Wellington had a much improved 186 all out on the board.
Trull added nearly fifty for their opening wicket, but some excellent work from Josh Hawkings in the gully saw Spurway was run out and two more wickets were lost by the side from Division Five of the Somerset League for the addition of only two more runs as Ben Evett continued his good work with the ball from earlier in the long weekend as he took 2-14.
Jack Beal let only six runs go in his four overs and Wellington were on top.
Good middle order knocks from O.Barrett with 43 and J.Smith with 26 raised Trull’s stock once more, but a great run out by Charlie Davies to the keeper’s end and a brute of a quicker ball from Rob Moysey saw the end of their time at the crease.
At 157-8 Trull needed thirty to win and had six overs to get them in and although Des Campbell produced a peach of a delivery to see the back of P.Morrish for 13 some lusty hitting from D.Morrish with 23no got Trull to within two of victory with an over to go and they got over the line with two balls to spare.
A good game all round.
Wellington CC’s busy midweek schedule continued this week with a 20/20 visit to Nynehead on Tuesday evening and a visit from London side Southwark and Lambeth Imperials on Wednesday afternoon.
The 20/20 game was won by 30 runs after Wellington made 157-7 with George Hooper, Sam Murdock and Scott Davey all making it to the retirement level of 25; Ben Evett and Ollie Wilkins batted well too for 16 and 19 respectively.
Good accurate bowling for Wellington secured the win as wickets were shared around as each outfield player bowled two overs.
The London tourists just edged a good game the next day as they totalled 240-8 in their 40 overs with T.Burton (60), T.Daniel (67) and W.Packer (60no) were the main contributors with the bat.
There were three wickets each for Ben Evett and Robin Davies and one each for Jack Beal and Scott Davey; Charlie Davies took a remarkable five stumpings.
Davies smashed 38 as he opened for Wellington, but the Red and Blacks were in trouble at 87-5 and needed some consolidation and it and more besides came from Scott Davey who made a career best 82no as others helped him get Wellington mighty close to the Southwark total – Paul Short with 24, Robin Davies with 17 and Richard Short with 25 all played well as the Red and Blacks were all out for 230 on the last ball of the game.
Wellington Sunday XI tied this non league match with WEPL Premier One side Taunton St Andrews last weekend, but they should have won it having needed 32 to win with seven wickets in hand at the 28 over stage.
TSA won the toss and batted first and saw George Hooper take a wicket with the third ball of the game, but through Wyatt with 41 and Regan with 59 they scored at a fast rate, but lost wickets throughout.
Macaulay Campbell produced a fine delivery to get rid of overseas player Avendano and the dual spin attack of Rob Moysey and Paul Short reaped rewards for Wellington mid innings.
With Alex Sparks and Charlie Davies also been successful with the ball Wellington needed 253 to win after tea; L.Poole with 53 and T.Poole with 37 made good late runs for TSA.
Wellington started like a freight train as Luke Desave made a powerful 42 in no time and Ollie Wilkins crafted a great knock of 56 and when Alex Sparks with 68 and Charlie Davies with 37 added to it Wellington were in the ascendancy, but the loss of seven wickets for 25 runs saw the game end in a tie as former Wellington player Martin Jenkins did a fine job for TSA as he took 4-10 in six overs.
We have a busy week of Midweek XI action next week with three games scheduled
Tuesday 13th August 20/20 v Nynehead (a) Organiser – Alex Sparks (6.00pm start)
Wednesday 14th August Afternoon game v Southwark and Lambeth Imperials (h) Organiser – Paul Short (2.00pm start)
Friday 16th August Afternoon game v Spar Ramblers (h) Organiser – Simon Rudd (2.00pm start)
Named match organisers will be asking players to play, but if you wish to play in any of these games then please contact those named above from now.
This was a fine game played in warm, sunny conditions last Wednesday and saw Wellington take on Somerset Stragglers at home and come out of a 45 overs per side game as 21 run winners.
Stragglers opted to bowl first and saw the Red and Blacks at 30-2, but a repair job was done by Robin Davies and Charlie Davies as the siblings combined to add 67 for the third Wellington wicket – Davies junior was his usual watchful self as he made 22 and saw his elder brother power his way to 101 with a mighty nine sixes as Tarr was hit for six of them alone.
Richard Henwood with 27 helped in an 85 run fourth wicket offering before Parkinson with 3-18 battled his side back into the game and at 196-7 Wellington were still in need of a few runs more and they came from Rob Moysey with 44no and Des Campbell with 12no as sixty more were added by tea.
Having feasted on a fine offering from Ali Campbell Wellington struggled to make a breakthrough even though Jack Beal and Lewis Sparks did bowl well – Coles with 22 was first to go when Richard Henwood caught one off of Sparks in the gully.
Bowditch with 58 anchored the Stragglers innings well and was looking good until he was stumped by Aks Latifi off of Arron Campbell who took 2-36 in 9 good overs of off spin.
McKee with 56 was the other prime Stragglers contributor, but no-one else really joined these two in making a telling knock for the nomads.
Rob Moysey and Des Campbell took five wickets between them to end the Stragglers innings with seven balls left.