Wellington 157: Frome 114 Wellington cricketers made it four WEPL Somerset Division wins out of four to make it to fourth-place in the division.
C.Dredge with 1-20 in 10 overs and M.Sanger with 1-23 in 10 overs applied the brakes well after Paul Short and Leo Goodman-Jones had started well; this 23 run offering was ended by a run out as both sides suffered calamities on the day in this respect.
Skipper Short with 24 was the top order’s best offering, but the pitch was slow and the ball just did not come on to the bat and so run scoring was hard to say the least.
That is why Rob Moysey’s patient 46 was worth so many more than this; he featured in stands with Scott Davey (13) and Simon Rudd (25) that got Wellington to 157 all out in the last over.
For Frome Hamblin with 5-22 in 7.4 overs plugged away and bowled well. Frome’s innings was an interesting one as they never seemed to be able to decide to attack or defend and see off the varied Wellington attack and this indecisiveness was their undoing in the end.
Luke Desave bowled quickly and accurately in two spells and 2-17 in 10 overs is a great set of figures and Simon Rudd’s accurate medium pace backed this up so well. Stonnell with 28 and Wheeler with 17 added 35 for Frome’s fifth wicket, but this took so long to compile that the home side were out of the game by the time the stand was broken.
Rob Moysey was in miserly form with his ten overs costing just 8 runs. Jack Beal – on first team league debut – took 1-19 in 5 good overs and he can be proud of his efforts.
Spin was again a potent force for Wellington as Paul Short with 4-22 spun out the lower Frome order and with two run-out disasters besetting them too the game was over with 5.1 overs left. Wellington took 19 points from the game to Frome’s 5 and now have two local derbies upcoming against Bishops Lydeard and Staplegrove.
Wellington 2nd XI 126 Kilve 129-9
Wellington 2nd XI are in seventh place in Division Three of the Somerset League with one result to come in following this agonising one wicket defeat to Kilve at home last weekend.
Wellington’s good looking batting line up did not fire as it wished to as it was bowled out with nearly seven overs to spare having decided to bat first.
Trevor Brooks with 15 and Robin Davies with 17 made a start, but at 37-4 and 81-7 the innings was unstable; Neil Hendy’s 45 was the bedrock of the innings and Indika Weerawarna’s 28 with six fours saw some belligerence late on.
Kilve had made it to 71-1 in 17 overs and seemed to be on the way to a comfortable win, but Arron Campbell’s 4-45 in 12 overs and Marc Holloway’s 3-29 in 12 overs saw a collapse ensue, but Stone and Penwell got their side over the line as the last pair and the 36 extras conceded by Wellington had a hand in this narrow defeat.
East Huntspill 2nd XI 145 Wellington 3rd XI 148-3
This was a convincing win in Division 9NW of the Somerset League for Wellington 3rd XI as they moved to the top of the league with this full points, seven wicket win at Wellington School last weekend.
East Huntspill batted first and batted well in patches and equally lost wickets in patches too; West with 49 and Melhuish with 36 were their main contributors with the bat, but with 76-1 becoming 79-4 and 116-5 becoming 145 all out they would have hoped to make more than they did.
Alex Troake with 6-24 in 10.1 overs and Richard Short with 3-42 in 1o overs were on top bowling form for Wellington with Ollie Wilkins taking the other wicket.
Wellington’s progress to their target was cemented by Tom Hawkings who hit a fine 52 and Chris Shapland with 31; this fine start was continued by Ollie Wilkins with 18 and skipper Des Campbell with 25no who saw his side over the line with overs and wickets to spare.
Wellington Sunday XI 206-9 Bagborough Sunday XI 138
Wellington completed the Sunday League double over SCL Division Two side Bagborough as the Red and Blacks consolidated second place in Division A of the Taunton and District League with this 68 run home win last weekend.
On a tricky pitch Wellington slipped to 25-4 as although Luke Desave and Scott Davey played some nice shots G.Scutt was busy himself taking three wickets.
Charlie Davies and Ollie Wilkins with 20 and 23 respectively steadied things for Wellington, but both were out before the score had reached 100 and there was work to do.
Rob Moysey with 59 and Alex Sparks with 60 reacted to this need with a 102 run stand for the seventh wicket as both played superbly.
Wellington had made a fine 206-9 at tea on a hard batting surface.
When Bagborough slipped to 15-4 they were replicating Wellington’s issues, but Wood with 42 and Bailey with 39 rescued their innings and their skipper White with 31no added late good runs.
All of Wellington’s attack bowled well from Jack Beal and Macaulay Campbell who took the first four wickets to fall to Ben Evett whose legs spinners were delivered well, Alex Sparks with 3-9 delivered good value on a rare outing with the ball and Robin Davies took the final wicket to fall and special mention goes to Scott Davey who hold three excellent catches.
Wellington are at Stogumber next Sunday for a friendly and then entertain Chard the week after in their next Sunday League game.
Match reports compiled by David Derrick