Latest defeat puts Claverham in deep relegation trouble

PUBLISHED: 12:12 16 August 2017

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Claverham are all but relegated following this disappointing defeat against Ilminster.

Claverham 78

Illminster 83-0

This disappointing result all but relegates Claverham back to the Bristol & North Somerset League for next season.

Despite being able to bring in reinforcements for the first time this season, Claverham were simply unable to cope with a disciplined home attack and were completely unable to survive at the crease for any meaningful length of time, eventually capitulating in the 27th over for just 78.

Ilminster’s young openers showed the visiting batsmen exactly how to build a partnership, seeing off the new ball and then tucking in to the change bowlers as the target got closer.

At least for the weary Claverham squad the return journey back to Henley Lane was the final venture to Somerset for the season and hopefully the last time they will need to use the M5 for some time to come.

Claverham 2nd XI 225-9

Frenchay 2nd XI 191

Back at Henley Lane, it was a different story as a much stronger 2nd XI defeated table-topping Frenchay by 34 runs.

Richard Horton again top scoring with 52, supported solidly by Steve Caffrey (30) and Mat Croker (42) as Claverham raced to maximum batting points and tucked into tea with their noses in front.

Frenchay keeper Nik Hatch (62) made a real fist of the chase, but as wickets fell the asking rate just became too much for the Bristolians. The visitors were eventually dismissed for 191, with the evergreen Steve Raymond the pick of the bowlers with 3-26.

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