Club Watch #3

There was more success for Somerset players representing their clubs at the weekend, as the First XI registered two home wins in the Vitality Blast, finishing the week on top of the South Group table.

It was a tough outing for Bridgwater CC at North Parade as Bath CC registered another win to stay at the top of the WEPL Premier table. Alfie Ogborne scored a resilient 27 off 51 balls in a tricky situation, guiding Bridgwater closer to the 150-mark. Ogborne also picked up a wicket with the very first ball of the Bath innings, dismissing the former Somerset 2nd XI batter Jack Scrivens. Ben Church (Somerset Academy) saw off Ogborne’s excellent new-ball spell, also scoring 26 runs in the process in a low-scoring thriller.

Over at Pounds Close, Taunton St. Andrews CC overcame Frocester CC by 69 runs in a high-scoring match. James Rew fired through with a 71-ball 70, before Thomas Rew’s power-hitting 43 took the St. Andrews total to over 300. In reply, Frocester were cruising along to chase the steep target, before Archie Vaughan took the ball and dismissed the middle-order by himself, taking four wickets for 28 runs in a nine-over spell.

In the Women’s Premier Division, Bath CC claimed victory over Frenchay CC to remain on the top of the table. Somerset’s Evie Dixon impressed with the ball, with a miserly spell of 4-0-9-1.

Bridgwater CC made the trip to the Victoria Ground and saw Cheltenham CC off by a massive 82-run margin, as Joleigh Roberts top-scored with 56 runs, whilst Tilly Bond’s 15-ball 21 saw Bridgwater past 200. In reply, Cheltenham were dismissed for only 145, thanks to Bond’s match-winning spell of 5-0-13-3.

In the Devon Premier Division, Tom Lammonby impressed with bat and ball for Exeter CC, picking up three wickets for 13 runs, and ending the innings not out on 30 off 53 balls, seeing his team home in a comfortable nine-wicket victory against Plympton CC.

Academy player James Theedom’s Sandford CC also registered a victory in their game against Cornwood CC. Theedom scored 14 runs with the bat, and bowled well to restrict scoring, ending with a spell of 4-0-15-1.