Wellington Sunday XI are the Division A champions of the Somerset County Sports Sunday League for 2014 following this 46 run win at Bagborough last weekend that sees the Red and Blacks take the overall title for the first time in the five seasons that the competition has been running; the home side, who play in Division One of the Somerset League, finished a very credible third.
Rob Moysey decided to bat first on winning the toss and it was Bagborough who got the first blood as Robin Davies was out caught in the first over and had they caught better as the Wellington innings went on then Bagborough may well have been in with a chance of upsetting the Red and Blacks title aspirations that were spurred on by a good number of travelling supporters and with representatives of the League also watching proceedings Bagborough Park was well populated on what was a warm and sunny day for cricket.
Skipper Moysey and Arron Campbell added 136 for the second Wellington wicket as they played a fine couple of knocks; Campbell made 65 as he played very well to leg for the second time this weekend and hit some fine shots to this side – he was well caught low down by Eve at 139-2.
Alex Sparks with 39 and Joel Brockley with 28 added fine impetus for Wellington as they found the boundary often as Rob Moysey crafted an unbeaten knock of 97 and with Max Capaldi’s 31no adding some real fizz at the end Wellington had a total of 285 to defend.
For Bagborough Eve, Bishop, Ellis and Noble took a wicket each, but Pirie with 0-14 in seven overs was the pick of the home attack.
Max Capaldi and Jack Beal reduced Bagborough to 12-3 and a relatively short innings was a possibility, but the fine play of Pirie who was agonisingly out for 99 and S.Bellinger with 35 saw 119 added for the fourth wicket as the home side rallied well.
Jake Nichol with 2-46 in seven overs bowled better than these figures suggest, but Wellington had a dose of the catching wobbles too and could have taken the game earlier than was the case as Bagborough batted their 40 over allocation through as several chances were spilled.
Arron Campbell completed a fine all round game for Wellington as he took 4-38 in six overs late on as his off spinners were too hot to handle.
The home side’s last wicket pair saw out the final few overs as Campbell and George Hooper supplied the bowling for Wellington and their total of 239-9 was commendable given the poor start.
Wellington won five of their eight games in 2014 and take the title by fourteen points from Bridgwater.
Match Reports: David Derrick