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Wellington secured at least joint runners up spot in Division A of the Somerset Cricket Board’s Indoor League with this nail biting ten run win over North Petherton last weekend when Neil Hendy was in fine all round form for the Red and Blacks.
Wellington batted first and found the going tough as Knight was on a hat-trick at 18-2, but Paul Short – opening the batting for the first time this season – made a battling 24 and with Hendy got Wellington to 70-3 at the time he was out.
Hendy made a brilliant 35 with three sixes and with Arron Campbell and Ian Hewson added 23 vital late runs to take Wellington to 93 all out in 12 overs.
For North Petherton – winners of the Somerset League this year – there were several solid contributions, but not the haste needed to score at eight an over at all times and that they lost only four wickets to Wellington’s six will be of some disappointment to them.
O.Irish with 23, Gibbs with 19 and Williams with 21no all got going, but the control of Luke Desave with 1-11 in his three overs and Neil Hendy’s 2-22 in three overs too saw Wellington take the game and with it a third win in four games.
Bridgwater will secure the title for the second winter season if they beat Minehead on Sunday 8th December and Wellington will be at least runners up in their own right if they beat Wembdon on the same date in a game that starts at 6.20pm.
Wellington gave Bridgwater more of a game in the Somerset Cricket Board’s Indoor League Division A last Sunday evening than had been the case so far this winter season, but the undisputed indoor kings of Somerset had enough in them to get over the line with eight balls to spare as their excellence with the ball once more saw that a below par score was set; that said Wellington’s 72 was almost as many as Bridgwater had chased in their previous two games combined after bowling Chard out for 28 and North Petherton for a score in the fifties.
Higgins and Bishop bowled excellently in tandem with a hard new ball that swung lots and saw Neil Hendy and Alex Sparks have to suppress their usual tip and run style of batting in these games; after Hendy was run out Paul Short joined Sparks and they made knocks of 12 and 15 respectively, but it was still mighty tough to get going as Wellington wished to.
Singleton and Skidmore provided no let up in the bowling stakes for Bridgwater as Luke Desave, Arron Campbell and Ian Hewson did all they could to get Wellington to some sort to of score to bowl at with Desave’s 25no being a fine effort all told.
It was Desave and Hewson who took up the attack for Wellington and they did not let much go either as Vickery and Halleran did not get away to a quick start either; Desave bowled Vickery with a great swinging ball and although Paul Short was mighty close to getting Bishop caught behind and then next ball had a decent LBW shout turned down Bridgwater got to where they needed to be in 10.4 overs and made it three wins from three.
Wellington are next in action on Sunday 24th November against North Petherton at 5.15pm
Wellington made it two wins out of two in Division A of the Somerset Cricket Board’s Indoor League when they beat Chard by 24 runs last Sunday evening to set themselves up for their big game with Bridgwater on Sunday 10th November well.
Wellington batted first and made a fine total of 137-3 that was based on solid twenty something knocks from each of Alex Sparks, Paul Short, Luke Desave and Aks Latifi and some wayward bowling from WEPL Premier Two side Chard as only Walmsley, who let 18 runs go in three overs, avoided punishment with the ball.
Although openers J.Scott and Retter batted well for Chard as they made 31 and 54 respectively their middle order did not deliver the runs that Wellington’s had and they fell some 24 runs short.
Luke Desave was accurate and Ian Hewson followed suit as he ended the game with two wickets in two balls; Neil Hendy and Paul Short did good work in the middle overs as four Chard players were run out before catches from Desave and Alex Sparks ended things with two balls left.
Wellington play indoor kings Bridgwater next up and will hope to spring a surprise.