The battle of the two promoted sides from last season’s Somerset League Division Five saw Trull maintain their early season push for a place in next season’s Division Three as they made it five wins from five to stay top and see that Wellington 2nd XI stay eighth in what is a nine team Division Four, reports David Derrick.
Trull batted first and made use of the relatively small playing area to amass two short of 250 in their 45 overs innings; no one made an overtly telling contribution with the bat, but an 88 run opening stand between Sapey (40) and Blundell (34) was a portent of things to come.
Clark with 41 and latterly Goldsworthy with 33no saw that the home side had made a good score after batting first.
Jake Nichol with two wickets and Macaulay Campbell with three were Wellington second string’s successful seamers and Rob Moysey weighed in two as well.
Wellington’s top order all got going, but their innings slid from 140-4 to 153 all out despite Trevor Brooks making 20, Mark Salter 27, Kevin Crout 29 and the in-form Ben Evett 38. For Trull their skipper Palmer with 3-17 was amongst the wickets.
Wellington 3rd XI 192-6 Long Sutton 2nd XI 166-8
Wellington 3rd XI started their weekend’s double header of Somerset League Division Seven South action with a game at Wellington School against Long Sutton’s second string and a batting effort that recovered from a shaky start and a cohesive and effective bowling effort delivered a third win in four for the side.
Having lost four wickets with the score having reached the forties it needed some consolidation and that came from Thom Trott who made a cultured 58no and this then blossomed when he was joined by Callum Hendy (20) and then Charlie Burrough (21no) and the two fifty-plus run partnerships that these three players enjoyed propelled Wellington to 192-6 at tea.
M.Holland, D.Hodges and Chislett led a decent early Long Sutton effort with the bat as they made 30, 39 and 43 between them, but once they were out the stream ran out of the visitors innings and they ground things out to make a respectable 166-8 when stumps were drawn.
Richard Henwood with two wickets and one for each of Charlie Burrough. Thom Trott and Tyler Fyfe saw the seamers get a reward and Ollie Beale’s leg spin saw him take three wickets late on as the side took 32 points with them to Sutton’s 14.
Wellington 3rd XI 127-9 Barrington 2nd XI 130-6
Wellington 3rd XI lost a low scoring contest at Wellington Playing Field on Sunday afternoon as they played their game in hand in Division Seven South of the Somerset League, but are still in a decent enough third placed spot and will move forward despite a second loss of the season.
Another toss was won and Wellington opted to bat first and to this end four wickets had been lost by the time that the score has reached the forties, but steady innings of 31 from skipper Des Campbell and 11 from Ben Evett saw the Red and Blacks score rise well, despite M.Brain taking 3-19 in eight good overs.
After these two knocks Richard Henwood with 15 and Tom Perry with 11no got Wellington to 127-9 at tea and it would see that Barrington would need just over three an over to win.
A run out that was was effected by Macaulay Campbell saw the back of Welch with the score on seven, but Jones with 41 and D.Brain with 22 made inroads into the required score before leg spin from both ends saw Ben Evett and Ollie Beale get amongst the wickets and reduce Barrington to five down with three figures still to be raised.
Despite this brief spike in the home side’s favour Barrington captain T.Pitman made 35no to carry his side home and to 34 points compared to Wellington’s 12.