TAUNTON St Andrews First XI bounced back to winning ways in WEPL Premier One on Saturday when they beat Bridgwater by 135 runs at the Wyvern Club.

Fielding a full strength side for the first time this season after being asked to bat first Saints amassed 351 for eight from their 50 overs, which included a run a ball 136 from the in-form James Regan, including 13 fours and six 6s, who shared an opening partnership of 69 with Steve Tinnion who hit 20.

The opener then added 109 with Josh Thomas for the fourth wicket before he was fourth wicket to fall with the score on 254 in the 4st over.

Josh Thomas batting at five made 73 off 64 deliveries with eight fours and three sixes and Jay Terry scored 27 off 18 balls to help Saints set a formidable total.

For the visitors Dan Williams and Tom Bellinger both claimed two wickets apiece.

When Bridgwater replied they lost opener Andrew Hallaran to the bowling of Craig Dorado with four on the board.

Matt Liberman then dismissed both Bellinger for 23 and Kieran Devitt who made 15 which made Bridgwater 48 for three in the 10th over.

Alex Eckland went cheaply LBW to Ollie Heard before Michael Coles came to the wicket with the total on 89 for five.

Together with Andrew Skidmore the experienced Coles added 89 for the sixth wicket when Skidmore was out leg before wicket to Craig Dorado for 29 with the score on 178.

Coles stayed to see his tally to 69 that came off 73 balls with seven fours and two sixes which made the visitors 193 for seven, after which there was little further resistance and Bridgwater were all out for 216 in 38.2 overs.

Dourado was the man doing the damage ending with five for 51 off 9.2 overs, one of which was a

maiden, while there were two each for Liberman and Heard.