Wellington 2nd XI are in a very healthy third position in Division Four of the Somerset League after this overwhelming win over relegation threatened Kilmington and Stourton last weekend when a full game was played despite the torrents that Friday had brought with it.
To this end Wellington’s cover system was crucial in getting play on and Rob Moysey decided to bat first on winning the toss with the weather still likely to be a factor so that his side would have 45 overs to use whatever came to pass.
Early on it was K and S – having made the long journey from the Wiltshire border – who were on top as they had the Red and Blacks second string at 50-2, but then through an imperious third wicket stand of 121 between Mark Bray (87) and Aks Latifi (88) who both played well over the top and dominated proceedings throughout their time together at the crease with Latifi hitting five sixes.
After Bray had been dismissed Mark Saunders arrived at the crease and cracked 46 not out as Wellington surged past 200 and onwards as Jack Beal gave him good support in the latter overs to see that the score for K and S to win would be 259.
K and S launched into their reply with gusto after losing a wicket in the opening over as Wakeling with 68 played some powerful shots and looked quite capable of hitting more and at 103-2 you just never knew, but Jack Beal collected the wickets of Ross and Williams who had given sterling support to Wakeling as Mark Saunders took good catches to see them both off and then Rob Moysey and Tom Perry saw K and S fall from 113-3 to 117 all out as the skipper took 5-3 and Perry 2-6 as they dismantled the visitors with precision and accuracy as their last four players did not score a single run between them to see a full points package be secured by Wellington with nine points going back with K and S.
Wellington Sunday XI 236-9 Bridgetown Sunday XI 237-3
Wellington Sunday XI saw that the runs flowed at West Somerset League club Bridgetown last weekend as the home side chased down the total required as everyone got a go in this friendly match that saw all types of weather served up at some point during the day.
Arron Campbell opted to bat first and saw Tyler Fyfe and Macaulay Campbell put on 54 opening wicket runs for Wellington and to this end this was a good start from a new opening partnership.
The home side – through White with four wickets and McDermott and F.Stevens with two apiece – reduced Wellington to 116-7, but a fine knock from skipper Campbell who made a capital 61no with four sixes and his been involved in partnerships that doubled his side’s score from that seventh wicket going down saw that the Red and Blacks had made 236-9 at tea.
Bridgetown attacked the required total from the off and using the short leg side boundary cleared it on occasions as Wookey made a classy ton.
Will Derrick’s bullet throw from long off saw that Hill was run out for 48, but the home side had three figures on the board when this happened.
Wookey batted until the score was 200 and from then Tyler Fyfe took a wicket, but the game was closed out with six overs unused to see a seven wicket home win was recorded.