Another disappointing double defeat for Cleeve

Ben Miller in bowling action for Cleeve against Hampset

Ben Miller in bowling action for Cleeve against Hampset - Credit: Cleeve CC

Cleeve suffered two more defeats in the Bristol & District Association at the weekend.

First-team captain Tom Carpenter put Division Two leaders Hampset into bat and saw Andy Barnsley (1-23) and Ben Pinkney had early success to reduce them to 28-2.

Connor Hance (1-18) claimed the third wicket with the total on 50, with off-spinner James Cole (1-24) hitting the stumps to make it 72-4.

Pinkney struck again as Glenn Lewin took a catch and Ben Miller (2-35) hit the stumps twice and also produced a run out, with Mitch Want picking up a scalp as Sam Williams held a catch to hold Hampset to 156-9.

Cleeve lost Ben Jones (6) early in reply, with older brother Dan (6) following soon after, and Lewin was caught for 11.

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Want (6) was next to fall, leaving the hosts 32-4, but Barnsley (16) put on 40 with Williams before he was caught.

Cole failed to trouble the scorers, making it 73-6, and Williams holed out to deep mid-on for 32 before Miller (20) was bowled.

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Pinkney (5) and Carpenter (0) were both caught, leaving Hance not out as Cleeve were all out for 114 in the 35th over ahead of a trip to Portishead.

Second-team skipper George Parsons put Winterbourne fourths into bat in their Division 10 clash and saw young new-ball duo Alex Grubb (2-34) and Max Viney (1-37) reducing the visitors to 46-3.

George Parsons, Charlie Grubb and Alfie Parsons took catches, before Josh Geal (1-48) hit the stumps and leg spinner Terry Horler (1-49) held onto a return catch.

Horler held a catch off the bowling of Alfie Parsons (1-43) and Will Grubb's lively three-over spell saw him nab 3-25 as Winterbourne closed on 217-9.

Cleeve lost captain Parsons (4) and Charlie Grubb (11) cheaply to find themselves 34-2, before Dan Dixon (19) and Birt settled things down.

Tom Birt scored an unbeaten 55 for Cleeve seconds against Winterbourne

Tom Birt scored an unbeaten 55 for Cleeve seconds against Winterbourne - Credit: Cleeve CC

Will Grubb hit five fours in a quickfire 30, but Tom Brown (0), Alex Grubb (15) and Viney (8) were all bowled.

Alife Parsons (25 not out) and Birt (55 not out) batted through to the close, as Cleeve finished well short on 184-7 ahead of a home date with Long Ashton seconds this weekend.

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