Clevedon CC manager Paul Unwin said their seven wicket defeat at Midsomer Norton in their final WEPL Prem 2 Bristol & Somerset season was a “frustrating way” to end the season last Saturday. 

Clevedon were asked to bat first and were 115 all out with Nick Carpenter top scoring with 29 and Max Horton scored 19.

In reply Midsomer Norton won in the 18th over with Karabo Mogotsi’s 49 not out top scoring for the hosts with Matt Carpenter both 2-29 and Jack Banks 1-14 taking the wickets.

Despite the defeat Clevedon finished in third in the league. 

And Unwin said it was a disappointing to end the season with defeat.

“It was a frustrating way to finish the season on,” he said.

“Losing the toss on a damp wicket was always going to make the batsmen find it tough. However, they bowled well and deserved the win.”

Despite missing out on promotion, Unwin, who returned to the club earlier this year for his second spell, said they have a learned a lot from the campaign which will serve them well in 2024.

“The season was one in which the team learned a lot,” he added.

“They now know what it takes to be at the top and are confident they can do that next year. They also know they will need to work hard over the winter to ensure they put themselves in the best possible position next season.

“It has been a very enjoyable season for me. I loved being back at the club and helping the teams.”

Relegated Clevedon second XI finished the season in style by winning by one run against Pak Bristolians. 

Clevedon batted first and scored 211 all out, with Jack Houston top scoring with 97 off 81 balls with six fours and four sixes and Archie Birkbeck scored 50 off 85 balls. Jacob Lillington also scored 14.

In reply Pak Bristolians were 210 all out, it went down to the final ball of the season with Tanveer Ahmed run out. 

Fraser Caddick took 3-32, Charlie Lamprell 2-24 and there was a wicket apiece for Kian Ware, Josh Bray, Jacob Lillington and Jack Davey.