Clevedon toppled by Potterne in WEPL summit meeting
- Credit: Jason Crane
Clevedon were replaced at the top of the WEPL Premier One table by Potterne after losing their summit meeting at Dial Hill.
The visitors posted 254 after choosing to bat, led by 77 from Graham Wiseman.
Cameron Harding (2-30), Dan Williams (2-37) and Matt Carpenter (2-47) nabbed braces for the home side, who reached 165-4 in reply.
Captain Greg Willows (36) put on 68 with Harry Ellison, who was fifth man out after hitting three sixes and nine fours in his 83.
Jared Warner (25) was the only other batsman into the 20s, though, as Clevedon fell away to 209 all out and a 45-run defeat that leaves them eight points behind their title rivals with six games to go.
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Dominic Hooper hit two sixes and 12 fours in his 89 as the hosts amassed 205-8 in 45 overs.
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Jack Banks (2-25), James Caddick (2-28) and Jake Brand (2-41) nabbed braces for Clevedon, who looked on course at 188-4.
Oliver Wilson (51) and J Bachelor (49) put on 69 for the fourth wicket, but Clevedon lost five wickets for 11 runs in the closing stages to close on 199-9.
The thirds provided some cheer with a 23-run win over Portishead seconds in a low-scoring Division Nine derby.
George Salmon (17 not out) top scored as Clevedon were skittled for 91 inside 29 overs, with Toby Francis (4-22), James Cooper (3-17) and Ollie O'Connor (2-20) sharing the wickets.
But Portishead were dismissed for 68 in reply, with James Armstrong (19) their only batsman in double figures.
Dave Clarke (3-8), D Carrington (2-13), Jack Davey (2-18) and Patrick Childs (1-29) took wickets for Clevedon.
The fourths went down by 49 runs against Chipping Sodbury fourths in Division 14, after the hosts made 216.
Andrew Wilson (2-27) and Jacob Read (2-39) had most success with the ball for Clevedon, with captain Andy Ford (44) and Matthew Brown (30) their top run scorers in a total of 167.