Bridgwater take seconds' crown

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Bridgwater 2nds were crowned Premier One champions on Saturday despite going down by one wicket to Keynsham.

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Rich picking for Ben in Spaxton win

Bridgwater Mercury: Ben Rich evades a short ball. PHOTO: Jeff Searle

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ben Rich was the star of the show for Spaxton as they beat Bridgwater Sports by 96 runs in Division 8S of the Somerset Cricket League.

Tinnion ton can't save Ashcott from defeat

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A brilliant century from Steve Tinnion wasn’t enough to prevent Ashcott & Shapwick from a dramatic final over defeat to Taunton St Andrews.

Ian Blackwell stars as Wembdon take survival fight to final weekend

Bridgwater Mercury: THREE FIGURES: Ian Blackwell

2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Ian Blackwell put in a match-winning display to help Wembdon to a 30-run win over Bedminster to take their fight for survival into the last week of the season.

Williams on top form as Bridgwater thump Downend

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:09pm Monday 25th August 2014

Cameron Williams starred with bat and ball to fire Bridgwater to an 81-run victory away at high-flying Downend on Saturday.

Ashcott drop now certain after nine wicket drubbing

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Ashcott were rolled for just 86 batting first with only three players making it into double figures, as Rhys Williams (4-37) and William Rudge (2-9) doing the damage.

Watts and Cosens fire Wembdon Seconds to win

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

KEIRON Cosens held his nerve to give Wembdon 2nds victory over Ilminster 2nds.

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Second ton in a row from Kitch can’t block Ashbrittle

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Liam Kitch’s second successive league century wasn’t enough to prevent Bridgwater A from a suffering a three-wicket defeat to Ashbrittle in Division One of the Somerset Cricket League.

Last over defeat means Wembdon fight to the end

Bridgwater Mercury:

4:16pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Wembdon's fight for survival in the division looks set to go down to the wire after they suffered a dramatic final over defeat at the hands of tabletopping Midsomer Norton on Saturday.

Defeat to table-toppers takes Wembdon's fight for survival down to the wire

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rich Gower’s half century carried Wembdon to 220-8 from their 50 overs, but 92 from Martin Cox, the division’s leading run scorer, fired the leaders to victory.

Vickery blitz brings title within reach

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Bridgwater Seconds took a massive step towards the title with a crushing win at the Parks after bowling the visitors out for just 34.

Bridgwater fall short against Seasiders

Bridgwater Mercury: Mitch Windsor batting.

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Bridgwater fell nine runs short of victory against Weston-super-Mare on Saturday.

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Kitch fires A team

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Liam Kitch scored 88 for Bridgwater A as they overcame Kilmington & Stourton by ten runs in Division 1 of the Best Western Somerset Cricket League on Saturday.

Watts fires Wembdon Seconds

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A fine bowling performance from Mike Watts propelled Wembdon II to a seven-wicket victory over Frenchay on Saturday.

Title in reach as Bridgwater Seconds defeat Saints

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Bridgwater 2nd XI marched on in their quest for the Premier One title with a four-wicket victory over Taunton St Andrew’s on Saturday.

Puddy and Bingham in the runs as Wembdon keep survival hopes alive

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Sam Puddy and Dan Bingham struck half-centuries to fire Wembdon to full batting points for only the third time this season – before Brendan Pope (4-34) and Ian Blackwell (3-14) worked their way through the Frenchay top order to secure a vital win.

Heavy defeat for Ashcott

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Ashcott & Shapwick’s relegation from Premier One is all but sealed following a 100-run drubbing at title-chasing Frocester.

Final ball drama as Bridgwater pip Saints

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Steve Davis (41no) and Cam Williams (19no) scored 26 runs off the last two overs to see their team home to yet another remarkable win in what has been a roller coaster season.

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Bowlers fire Pethy to derby victory

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

North Petherton II were seven-run victors over Bridgwater Sports in Division Eight South of the Somerset Cricket League thanks to a strong bowling effort.

Wembdon seconds win rain reduced contest

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

12:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Wembdon II secured an eighth league victory of the season with a 20-run triumph over Taunton in a rain-reduced clash on Saturday.

Bridgwater seconds edge closer to title with Bristol win

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Bridgwater Seconds moved a step closer to regaining the Premier One title with a hard-fought 56 run victory over Bristol on Saturday.

Ashcott & Shapwick hammered by league leaders

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Only four players reached double figures for Ashcott as they were skittled for just 105 in 37 overs – and the hosts wasted little time in chasing down a small target, cruising to victory in 17.2 overs.

Bingham rues missed opportunities as Wembdon slip to ninth defeat

Bridgwater Mercury: Skipper Dan Bingham catches one off his own bowling. PHOTO: Andy Slocombe

8:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Captain Dan Bingham said “things should have been very different” after his side slipped to a penultimate over defeat at Taunton on Saturday.

Bridgwater slip to cruel defeat at Bristol

Bridgwater Mercury: Andy Hallaran whips the ball to the leg side. PHOTO: Jeff Searle

8:00am Monday 4th August 2014

Visitors fall one run short in rain-reduced game

Regional title for Haygrove boys

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Haygrove School’s under-15 boys’ cricket team took the ‘Chance to Compete’ regional title at Bristol Grammar School last week.

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Pigden ton leads Bridgwater A

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Steve Pigden’s knock fired Wembdon to 300-2 batting first with half-centuries from Andy Holliday (59), A. Rees (55) and B. Stone (52).

Skidmore and Pople combine to keep Bridgwater seconds top of the pile

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A match-winning partnership of 118 between Andrew Skidmore and Tom Pople helped Bridgwater recover from 83-6 to post 207-8 from their 45 overs

Bingham disappointed as Wembdon slump at Chew Magna

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Only three players made it into double figures as Wembdon were shot out for just 90 inside 29 overs batting first.

Ashcott plunge deeper into trouble after nine-wicket thrashing

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Seventh defeat in a row for struggling Ashcott

Dashing Davis seals Bridgwater win

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:45pm Monday 28th July 2014

Steve Davis smashed 22 runs off the 47th over to fire Bridgwater to a three-wicket victory over Frocester on Saturday.

Robbie Montgomery makes Gloucestershire bow in T20 Blast

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Bridgwater all-rounder made first team debut against Glamorgan last Friday

Ashcott crush Cheltenham

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Seconds came away with a comfortable home win against Cheltenham 2nds by 108 runs.

Seconds dump visitors in early Bath

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

11:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Bridgwater seconds strengthened their position at the top of Premier One with a storming 152-run win against second-placed Bath.

Tense finale ahead for Wembdon after Bishopston defeat

Bridgwater Mercury: SAM Puddy hit a match-winning century for Wembdon

10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Wembdon face fight against survival after “demoralising” defeat in Bristol

Petherton win Kwik Cricket finals

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

North Petherton were the winners of the Year 6 Kwik Cricket Finals that took place at a sunny County Ground in Taunton last week.

Toby in top form for Pethy

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Toby Williams-Thomas bludgeoned eight sixes in his quickfire half-century against Huish & Langport under-13s

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Hill hundred fires Bridgwater A to victory

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

John Hill scored a masterful century for Bridgwater A as they beat Ilton by six wickets in Division One of the Somerset Cricket League.

Final wicket stand keeps Bridgwater seconds top of the tree

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A fantastic final wicket stand between Tom Pople (33no) and Matt Habberfield (12no) saw Bridgwater II to an unlikely victory

Lower-order fightback not enough for Wembdon seconds

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Eighth wicket partnership takes Wembdon close, but they fall short at Minehead

Ashcott off the pace with three-wicket defeat to Weston

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Ashcott go down to fellow strugglers Weston to leave themselves rock bottom of Premier One

Blackwell's lone effort in vain as Wembdon slump at Knowle

Bridgwater Mercury: Skipper Dan Bingham catches one off his own bowling. PHOTO: Andy Slocombe

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Ian Blackwell scored 86 and Dan Bingham took 5-37, but Wembdon still slipped to an 86-run defeat in Bristol

Bridgwater do the double on Deane with rain-affected victory

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater stretch their lead at the top after 10-wicket win

9:04am Monday 14th July 2014

Home side chase down rain reduced target to seal three wicket win

Bridgwater duo earn extended Gloucestershire trial

Bridgwater Mercury: Chris Skidmore celebrates after taking Bridgwater's first wicket of the day. PHOTO: Andy Slocombe

1:30pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Chris Skidmore and Robbie Montgomery earn extended trial at Gloucestershire following impressive form in second XI and league cricket

Collapse costs Wembdon seconds at OBWs

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

Wembdon II collapsed to 107 all out to crash to a heavy 15-run defeat at Old Bristolians Westbury on Saturday.

Sealey and Kitch see off reigning champions

Bridgwater Mercury: Scott Sealey. PHOTO: Jeff Searle

2:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Half centuries from Scott Sealey and Liam Kitch propelled Bridgwater II to a commanding seven-wicket victory over reigning champions Corsham at The Parks on Saturday.

BIG MATCH: Five-wicket defeat for Mark

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Captain Stuart Blake rues 'lack of batting momentum as Mark are bowled out for 160

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Troman inspires Middlezoy win

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Marc Troman scored 95 as Middlezoy thrashed North Curry by 89 runs

Vickery in vain as Ashcott slip to fifth successive defeat

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Charlie Vickery was left unbeaten on 73 as Ashcott lost to Downend by 54 runs

Bridgwater captain Steffan Jones urges batsman to up their game

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater captain Steffan Jones targetting treble

8:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Former Somerset seamer says lack of top-order runs to blame for indifferent first half of the season.

Final over heartbreak for Wembdon

Bridgwater Mercury: MCC CALL-UP: Ian Blackwell

2:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

Wembdon concede 20 from final two overs to lose by two wickets to Old Bristolians.






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