JON Brockwell set a new Wembdon Cricket Club bowling record when he took nine for 22 from his nine overs stint to enable his side record a five-wicket victory over Minehead in the WEPL Somerset Division on Saturday afternoon, writes Richard Walsh.

The 30 year old opening bowler’s figures are the best recorded by a Wembdon player beating the previous best of eight for 34 set by Darren Cross last century, when bowlers were allowed to bowl 23 overs.

Brockwell first joined Webdon as a nine year old and apart from a couple of seasons with Shapwick a few years ago he has always played his cricket for the club.

On Saturday after being put into bat Minehead had no answer to Brockwell swing bowling and were dismissed for 69 in 19.2 overs.

Bridgwater Mercury: IN ACTION: During the game, against Minehead
IN ACTION: During the game, against Minehead

Two of Brockwell’s wickets were caught, three were bowled and four were leg before. Twice during his spell he was on a hat-trick and after claiming the first nine wickets he had two balls of his allocated nine overs to claim the tenth which was claimed by Brendon Pope.

Brockwell’s final figures were nine overs, two maidens, nine wickets for 22 runs.

When Wembdon replied they also found runs hard to come by before a sixth wicket partnership between Brockwell who made an unbeaten 28 and Pope who ended 14 not out saw the hosts home in the 15th over.

For Minehead, Eben Harding claimed four for 48.