Opening league defeat for Wembdon Cricket Club

Bridgwater Mercury: Opening league defeat for Wembdon Cricket Club Opening league defeat for Wembdon Cricket Club

Bishops Lydeard 241-8 beat Wembdon 240-6 by 2 wkts WEMBDON got their season underway against Bishops Lydeard but fell to a narrow two-wicket defeat.

A patient start from Wembdon openers R Gower and H Lee kept the scoreboard ticking before Lee was caught for eight in the seventh over.

The in-form Sam Puddy upped the rate with the pair adding 46 before Puddy fell for 30.

Kiwi R Faust hit a boundary first ball on his way to 67 with Gower (47) and in the final 10 overs Wembdon hit 100 thanks to Brendan Pope's unbeaten 58 with the team accumulating a strong 240-6.

Lydeard's run chase started shakily at 35-3 as Dan Bingham and Pope tore into the top order.

But a fourth wicket partnership of 86 coincided with some complacency from Wembdon with the game hanging in the balance as Lydeard required 32 from the final four overs.

Wembdon claimed another wicket but Lydeard crept past the winning line.

Cockspur T20 Wembdon 124-3 beat Uphill Castle 122-9 WEMBDON bowled first and restricted Uphill to 122 for 9 from 20 overs with Dan Bingham bowling four overs for 10 runs, Harry Lee picking up 4-25 and J Lambert striking 38 off 28 balls for Uphill.

In reply, Richard Gower blasted 63 not out off 50 balls and Tom Lott struck 38 and with an opening partnership of 73 in 10 overs Wembdon looked home and dry. They lost Sam Puddy but Rich Weber and Gower got Wembdon across the line with two overs to spare.

Final: Wembdon 106 lost to Old Bristolians Westbury 156 In the final, Wembdon lost to Old Bristolians Westbury as the visitors posted a challenging 156 despite Tom Lott's four overs of leg spin yielding just 19 runs.

Wembdon started well in the first five overs and Lott continued his great form striking 33 but the incoming batters struggled and four LBW decisions didn't help their cause.

With a run rate increasing Wembdon had to go for broke although Kieran Cosens blasted a six over the pavilion but the Wembdon innings fell 50 runs shy of the target.

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