Yeovil CC 192-9 def. Wembdon CC 129- all out

AFTER three matches in a row were affected by rain, Wembdon were hopeful to get back to winning ways as they played host to Yeovil, writes Max Seymour.

With the wicket looking green and conditions overcast, Brockwell elected to field first having won the toss for Wembdon.

Despite the loss of an early wicket taken by Pope, Yeovil’s run rate was good, and they closed out the opening 10 overs at just a tick above 4 runs an over.

It wasn’t long before spinners Singappuli and Baker joined the bowling attack, and the change of tactic worked. Yeovil’s run rate soon came down, with Singappuli picking up a couple of wickets in the process, including a clinical stumping from Pigden.

It would soon become an innings of missed opportunities for Wembdon though, with catches going down on multiple occasions and serious chances going begging.

At drinks Yeovil were 81-3, and despite the run rate grinding to a halt, they could have been in a much worse position if chances had been taken.

Regardless of this, Everett joined the bowling attack and was doing an excellent job at putting in an economical bowling display.

Yeovil ended their innings with a total of 192-9, and Ford being their leading run scorer.

Bingham proved deadliest with the ball for Wembdon, as he boasted figures of 3-19.

Singappuli claimed an impressive 4 maidens from his 10 overs, with Everett conceding just 27 runs from his 10.

After the break, Wembdon openers Everett and Pigden came out to bat, and they knew a tough challenge was on their hands.

For the first 10 overs, Wembdon matched Yeovil’s run rate almost exactly, in spite of Pigden losing his wicket early on.

Everett lost his wicket shortly after the 10th though, with Fuller falling both of Wembdon’s openers.

As Wembdon’s innings went on, Yeovil’s total seemed more and more insurmountable.

By the end of the 21st, Wembdon found themselves on a total of 57/6, and were struggling to gain any momentum with the bat.

Unfortunately for Wembdon, it wouldn’t be enough to bring home the win.

Gliddon lost his wicket in the 44th over to a peach from Dicker, meaning Wembdon ended the match with a total of 129 runs.

Baker ended his innings on an incredible 43*, the highest score of Wembdon’s innings, his final wicket partnership with Gliddon solidifying an impressive performance.

Despite the loss, an exciting week is ahead for Wembdon, as they have two huge games lined up.

First, they travel to Clevedon on Wednesday night for the Quarter Final of the T20 Major Knockout Cup, which is followed by a 2nd vs 3rd clash in the league on Saturday away to Chard.