Seconds cruise to easy victory

PUBLISHED: 10:23 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:23 13 June 2018

Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson.


Clevedon 2nd XI cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Winterbourne thanks to an unbroken 165-run stand between John Bachelor and Will Carpenter.

Winterbourne 2nd XI 186-8

Clevedon 2nd XI 187-3

An unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 165 between John Bachelor (85 not out) and Will Carpenter (69 not out) led Clevedon 2nd XI to a resounding seven-wicket victory over Winterbourne.

Coming together at 22-3 following the early loss of Mark Jenkins (5), Ben Keysell (0) and Ben Hussey (11), the pair both struck unbeaten half-centuries to seal victory with almost nine overs to spare.

Bachelor led the charge with 85 (13 fours and a six) at little over a run-a-ball to continue his impressive recent form, while Carpenter’s 69 came from 104 balls and included 12 fours.

With the ball, Clevedon were equally as impressive, restricting Winterbourne to a below-par total on a good batting wicket, as Dan Van Grudgings (3-28), Andy Payne (1-28), Tabish Khan (1-13) and Will Carpenter (1-29), as well as two run outs, kept the hosts at bay.

Mark Bibbing’s side welcome Bitton to Dial Hill this weekend.

Clevedon 3rd XI 223-9

Winterbourne 3rd XI 224-2

Impressive batting displays from youngsters David Clarke (55) and Ben Wilson (44) weren’t quite enough for Chris Bennett’s 3rd XI, as they slipped to a first defeat of the season at the hands of Winterbourne 3rd XI.

Chris Bennett (47) and Tyler Leaman (31) had gotten the visitors off to a flyer and at 101-1, they were well placed to amass a big total.

But a major collapse soon saw Clevedon reeling at 127-8, before Clarke and Wilson’s rebuilding job steadied the ship.

The pair began to find their feet, peppering the boundary at regular intervals to help Clevedon to 223-9 from their 40 overs.

But after a positive end to the first innings, it was Winterbourne who took full control of the second, to reach their target with seven overs and eight wickets in hand.

Daniel Carrington (1-25) and Tyler Leaman (1-42) took the only wickets of the hosts’ innings, as Clevedon slumped to a first league defeat of the season.

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