Congresbury prove too strong for Chew Magna

PUBLISHED: 11:15 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:15 16 May 2018

Congresbury Cricket Club.

Congresbury Cricket Club.


Congresbury ran out emphatic winners away at Chew Magna, running out winners by 167 runs.

Congresbury 263

Chew Magna 96

Congresbury got their season up and running with a comfortable victory away at Chew Magna.

Martin Ford and Joe Thompson ripped the heart out of the Chew Magna batting line-up with brilliant display of seam bowling.

Earlier Thompson and Jack Kearns both struck half centuries to leave the visitors in a strong position.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bowl. They soon had Congresbury in trouble with Mike Fisher, Ford and Ritchie Bann dismissed with only 31 runs on the board.

However, that brought Thompson (65) and Kearns (60) to the wicket and both gave themselves plenty of time to get used to conditions.

After reaching drinks at 74-3 both players began to expand with Kearns hitting a number of sumptuous shots off his legs and through the covers.

Thompson was equally effective, smashing a number of violent shot over the rope.

When both Kearns and Thompson were dismissed, a solid platform had been laid and Jos Tomlinson (35), Sam Kearns (10), James Vowles (13) and Sam Evans (12) ensured Congresbury reached a competitive total of 263.

With Ford building up ahead of steam and Thompson’s nagging accuracy, the hosts reply started poorly and they were soon reduced to 15-5.

Jamie Dawson (58) briefly stopped the rot with an entertaining innings which included several big sixes.

However, he could not prevent the inevitable and Sam Kearns, Neal Frost and Evans cleaned up the remaining batsmen.

Congresbury will welcome Bristol to King George V Playing Field this weekend.

The seconds made it two wins from two in a good game against Chilcompton at Congresbury.

Chilcompton elected to bat first and on a pitch with some variable bounce. The Congresbury bowling attack led by young fast bowler Euan Campbell got off to a great start reducing Chilcompton to 47-3.

Congresbury bowled well and took wickets at regular intervals. Nathan Crocker countered with a good 47 not out and supported by the lower order meant Chilcompton set Congresbury a challenging 183 to win.

The evergreen Mike Brooks and teenager Cam Polledri ensured Congresbury had a good start to their reply, putting on 35 before Brooks fell. The batsmen were struggling and Congresbury slipped to 61-3.

A 60-run partnership between Polledri (37) and Castle (44) steadied the ship and then Campbell followed up his fine bowling with a quickfire 55 not out to see Congresbury home by four wickets.

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