Clevedon CC manager Paul Unwin hailed his side’s reaction from their defeat to Bishopston with a nine wicket win against Downend in their final WEPL Prem 2 Bristol & Somerset home game of the season last Saturday. 

Downend won the toss and batted first and finished on 75 all out with Matt Carpenter (4-17) Mark Bibbing (2-31) both impressing with the ball. 

Clevedon were hindered by the weather, with nearly two hours of the match lost but the game was reduced to 34 overs aside through the Duckworth Lewis Stern method and Clevedon were given a target of 65 to win, which Clevedon did within eight overs. 

Louie Woodland finished on 41 not out off 29 balls, with four fours and a six, and Bayley Wiggins with 18 not out off 17 balls. 

“It was a fantastic response to last week’s poor result,” said Unwin.

“Once again Matt Carpenter and Mark Bibbing led the way. It was a pleasing result for our last home game of the season.

“It was a superb performance with the new ball. Matt bowled brilliantly and didn’t allow their batters to feel comfortable. With that pressure we were able to take regular wickets and ensure it was a small total to chase.”

Clevedon are third in the league and travel to Midsomer Norton for their final league game of the season this Saturday.