Clevedon CC team manager Paul Unwin said it took a “special performance from everyone” to record their highest score with a wonderful 426-7 as they beat Downend by 256 runs last Saturday.

Bayley Wiggins (93), Nick Carpenter (93), Tyler Leaman (100), and Iraq Thomas (63) all chipped in to help Clevedon close in on history, that had stood for over 20 years, in last weekend’s Premier Two Bristol & North Somerset encounter.

Clevedon’s total eclipsed the 405-5 score they made against Winsley in 2001 to secure a place in the record books.

“It wasn’t something that we were aware of and wanting to achieve but we are really excited to break the record,” Unwin said.

“It was a special performance from everyone in the team.”

Having won the toss, Clevedon elected to bat first at the WG Grace Memorial Ground.

Clevedon lost a few early wickets with Louie Woodland, Wiggins, 93 off 48 balls, and captain Cam Harding, with 26 off 22 balls, to leave the visitors on 148-3.

However, Leaman and Carpenter came together to put on 171 for the fourth wicket.

Carpenter went on to score 93 off 85 balls before he was given out for LBW after Jake Roberts' delivery.

Thomas then came in to score 63 off 27 balls, before Leaman carried on reaching his century off the last ball of the innings on his 105th delivery.

In reply Downend made 170 all out with Mark Bibbing producing impressive figures (5-47) followed by Jack Banks (3-29), Harding (1-30) and Thomas (1-23) as Clevedon returned to winning ways after defeat at Bishopston last time out.

“It was something we spoke about, and I was absolutely rapt with the attitude of the team,” Unwin added.

“They always want to perform well, and this result was a reflection of all their hard work.

“They are aware that each game is different and respect that they are playing against very good opposition each week. Everyone just wants to perform and improve each week.”

This Saturday, Clevedon host Midsomer Norton at Dial Hill.

“They are having a good season as well and have been putting some excellent performances together,” Unwin said.

"They will be tough, and we know that we have to play well to have a positive result. The team is wanting to put a good performance on at home.”