Wembdon 1st XI began their season triumphantly with back-to-back wins following a challenging away game against Minehead.

The match took place on a hot day and saw Minehead, recovering from a recent loss, opt to field first.

The Wembdon pair, Anning and Everett, started steadily, achieving 13 runs until Everett became trapped LBW in the 5th over.

These were followed by a further 11 runs and the introduction of Harry Love for his summer debut.

After Anning was caught, Sri Lankan DeZoysa joined Love to bring the tally up 20 runs.

However, the comfort was short-lived, as DeZoysa was also trapped LBW.

In response, the skipper, Brockwell, stepped in, contributing 10 runs with Love, raising the score to 68 before Brockwell's dismissal in the 18th over.

Through the teamwork of incoming player Bingham, and Love, who hit his maiden half century, Wembdon surpassed 100 runs by the 28th over.

Even the later dismissal of Love, after he scored a vital 71 runs, couldn’t dampen the team's spirits, despite Taylor claiming a hat trick.

Baker and Lowe quickly added valuable runs for Wembdon, bringing them to a comfortable 172 before Lowe was out.

With Baker and Pope’s additional 20, Wembdon was dismissed at a respectable 193 in the 48th over.

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After a shaky start to Minehead’s reply, Pope and Brockwell found their rhythm and the team backed their bowlers.

Brockwell dismissed Minehead's Sherring and Howard, leading to Minehead's downfall from 28 to 54 for 6.

De Zoysa took to the field, claiming two wickets and supporting three maidens.

Baker stepped up as the preferred choice for Wembdon, taking three wickets in quick succession despite having conceded 22 runs in his first 8 overs.

Finally, Minehead was dismissed for 108 in the 39th over.

Next, Wembdon will host Taunton at The Green from midday on the following Saturday.

On Sunday, Wembdon travelled to Stapleton for the national village cup.

Everett’s 67 runs supported by Brockwell and Ammar's 21 each took the team to a commanding 252 for 7.

In response, Pope took four early wickets, pegging back Stapleton who fell short of the target, making 132 in the 32nd over.

Wembdon will now host the area semi-final with Uphill Castle on May 26.