Somerset Shrubbery cricket league round-up

Somerset Shrubbery cricket league round-up

Somerset Shrubbery cricket league round-up

First published in Local Cricket

MIDDLEZOY’S Division One match against Belvedere in the Somerset Shrubbery League was abandoned midway through the Middlezoy innings after heavy rain.

Nathan Barnard’s men were 96-4 from 34 overs when the deluge interrupted play.

In Division Two, North Newton’s total of 158-4 was not enough as they lost by one wicket. Jack Sellick top scored with 36 along with Marc Barham’s 34 and C Street took 6-17 with the ball but Barrington clawed their way over the winning line.

Bridgwater A fell to a five-wicket defeat to Bagborough. Ali Hewson hit 30 in Bridgwater’s total of 138-9 and Tim Hill took 4-35 in reply with the ball but it was to no avail as Bagborough chased the runs down.

In Division Four, Kilve beat Fitzhead by four wickets. D Manchip (4-30) and C Clemenson (3-54) helped bowl the home side out for 154 but 47 from A Martin saw Kilve chase the runs in the 40th over.

Bridgwater Sports were routed for 76 chasing Taunton St Andrews A’s total of 155-9.

B Winter, J Winter and P Winter all took two wickets but only D Russell (31) provided any resistance with the bat as they fell to a 79 run defeat.

In Division 8S, Middlezoy hit an incredible 361-2 thanks to G Purchase’s 182 and scores from D Webb (76 not out) and S Ranson. They then bowled South Petherton out for 170 with N Peppard taking 5-46. Wembdon Wyverns beat Burnham. After hitting 160 thanks to 49 from M Watts, they were indebted to Kieran Cosens (4-29) to skittle Burnham for 76.

Chilton Polden posted 148 against Watchet thanks to 49 from N Dobbs but it was to no avail as the visitors won by one wicket despite four wickets from S Pinder (4-24).

North Petherton lost to Taunton Deane Crusaders. Crusaders posted 157-4 but Petherton were routed for 64 in reply with A Jones (22) and B Williams) the only players to score double figures.

In Division 9NW, Wembdon Academy bowled Wedmore A out for 79 with help from Dan Buller (3-11) and D Watts (4-11) and then knocked the runs off four wickets down thanks to L Pigden (25) and B Puddy (29).

Chilton Polden 2nds beat Taunton St Andrews B after 75 from L Birch helped them chase down Taunton’s 152 five wickets down. Three wickets for J Davis (3-25) and N Darlington (3-55) did the damage with the ball.

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