Wellington 172: Minehead 173-7. Wellington’s five year stint in the Somerset Division of the West of England Premier League is over following this three wicket home defeat by Minehead last weekend.
Winning the toss on a very hot day saw Wellington opt to bat first and at 22-3 they were in a spot of bother with Kayden Hine’s 20 the best offering with the bat early on.
It was left to Arron Campbell with a fine knock of 64 that saw him be the cornerstone of the Red and Blacks innings as he hit some fine shots in his time at the crease.
Campbell was out with the score at 149-7 having played magnificently as Luke Desave with 14 offered excellent support.
Latterly Lewis Sparks with 14 and Ian Hewson with 16no saw that Wellington had used up all but two balls of their 50 over allocation in making 172 all out.
For Minehead both Sherring and Taylor with three wickets each did well with the ball.
For the second home game in a row Wellington roared into action with the new ball as Luke Desave and Ian Hewson reduced the Seasiders to 16-4 and they were in some bother, but the fifth wicket stand between Muggeridge and Harrison that realised 94 runs went a long way to getting their side back on track.
Muggeridge made a fine 94no and HarrisonA 54 as they were the only double figure scores on offer, but it was enough in the end despite Luke Desave taking 4-34 and Arron Campbell and Sam Whitefield each taking a wicket as Minehead did enough to see that they will stay up.
Wellington will play in the Somerset League for the first time since 2012 as a result.
Wellington 2nd XI 190-8 Ilton 167
Wellington 2nd XI put in a much better batting effort last weekend than they had in the previous two games and came away with 33 points from their trip to Ilton in Division Four of the Somerset League to stay third.
However at 35-5 the alarm bells were ringing once more and it took Mark Salter, on his way to a fine 77, and Ryan Adams to pull matters round with a sixth wicket stand of 38, but with six wickets down the score was still in need of some repair and this came in the form of a stunning stand of 111 to take the score from 73-6 to 184-7 as Salter and skipper Rob Moysey used all their experience to give their side a good total to bowl at after tea.
Moysey made 62 with two sixes as Ilton’s early promise with the ball gave way dramatically.
Price with 3-31 in nine overs was in good form for his side.
As had been the case in the game at Wellington back in June it was evident that Price was the key player for Ilton and he made 55 this time round to be top score in an innings that always kept Wellington’s second string having to work hard for wickets.
Rob Moysey’s leg spin was pivotal in taking 4-24 in nine overs and with wickets for Charlie Burrough and Tyler Fyfe with the new ball and latterly for Ollie Beale and Ryan Adams Ilton were all out for 167 with nine overs going unused.
Wellington 3rd XI 192-4 Broadway and Horton 2nd XI 163-9
Wellington 3rd XI enjoyed a 29 run success over Broadway and Horton 2nd XI at home on Bank Holiday Monday in Division Seven South of the Somerset League to move up to fourth in the table.
On the hottest of the three days of the long weekend there was no hesitation to bat first on winning the toss and Tom Chambers and Simon Burrough gave Wellington a good start with a stand of 54 first up with Chambers making a good 32.
Luke Vernon with 25 aided Burrough to get the Wellington score to 100 before Burrough was out for 36 and Vernon continued until the score was 128-4 due to his run out.
Richard Henwood and Des Campbell were the pair who were responsible to seeing that Wellington got to nearly full batting points as they added 64 unbeaten runs for the fifth Wellington wicket to see that Wellington’s third string had had a very good second half with the bat.
Broadway’s innings was in trouble at 20-3 as Ben Wardell and Tyler Fyfe did well with the new ball, but I.Watkins with 45 and J.Smith with 56 did a fine repair job and to this end Wellington had to really think hard.
When Rob Moysey joined the attack in the 24th over it was the spark the Red and Blacks needed as he took 5-31 in eight testing overs of leg spin and in tandem with Richard Henwood and Macaulay Campbell saw that Broadway’s valiant attempt to chase down the 193 needed would be in vain.