WEPL Premier 2 Bristol/Somerset
Shapwick & Polden 302-9 beat Claverham 216 by 86 runs

A FINE century from opening batsman Steve Tinnion set Shapwick & Polden on their way to a convincing victory over Claverham on Saturday.

Tinnion struck 110 from just 92 balls, a knock which included 13 fours and five 6s, and was ably supported by the rest of the home side’s batting line-up, nine of whom made it into double figures in a strong team outing.

Of those, Wayne Spencer’s 48 was an impressive knock which included six boundaries, while Sean Stringer’s late cameo saw him blast 26 from 16 balls to help Shapwick past 300.

The hosts finished their 50 overs on 302-9, and immediately had their visitors in trouble as Steve Coppell (2-33) helped reduce Claverham to 35-4 early in their reply.

A 119-run partnership between Dominic Hooper (76) and Duval Pierre (43) got the away side back on track, but Callum Haggett made the vital breakthrough when he picked up the first of two wickets by trapping Pierre lbw.

The victory was all but sealed when opening bowler Sean Stringer (2-29) returned to see the back of Hooper and leave Claverham comfortably adrift on 171-7.

Last man Keith Miles had some fun, smacking three 6s in a 20-ball 30, but he was run out from the penultimate ball of the 45th over as Shapwick wrapped up the 86-run win.

SHAPWICK followed their Saturday success with two victories in the national club T20 on Sunday.

Tinnion continued his fine form with 72 in a 40-run win over Chard, before captain Sam Edmunds hit an unbeaten 55 to lead a successful pursuit of 139 against Wellington.