Comfortable derby win

PUBLISHED: 14:15 04 May 2011

Nailsea Under-13s beat neighbours Clevedon in the cup.

NEIGHBOURS Clevedon hosted Nailsea Under-13s in the first round of the cup with Nailsea making a slow start against some accurate bowling.

Openers Chris Green (15) and Charlie Bircham-Davies (12) were top scorers, but Sam Iles and Ben Pinkney produced some fine shots and with quick running between the wickets as Nailsea scored 94-5. Jack Houston was the pick of the Clevedon bowlers.

In reply Clevedon struggled against the accurate Nailsea bowling with Iles, Tej Chadeesingh, Matt Edwards and debutant Harry Davies all taking a wicket.

Clevedon were pegged back to 22-8 at one stage with Rahul Magudia taking three wickets and wicketkeeper Sol Wanjau-Smith taking three catches. Hussey top scored for Clevedon but Nailsea ran out winners by 55 runs.

A combination of Nailsea Under-13 and 14 players hosted a strong Gloucestershire District team in a 40 over match at the Grove.

Nailsea decided to bat first, but lost wickets at regular intervals against a varied attack of pace and spin. Zach Rigby (21) top scored and Robbie Riddicks and Glen Lewin produced a valuable partnership to push the score past 100.

In reply, Glen Lewin and Ben Pinkney took early wickets for Nailsea, but Callum Loud (23) and Hamza Hussein (32) both batted well before Chadeesingh and Sam Bayliss took wickets.

Then came the dramatic finale with Gloucestershire needing two to win, Lewin was re-introduced and took a wicket followed in the next over by three further wickets from Harry Tidball (4-21) leaving the sides level.

The last batsman managed to push the ball through the close fielders to win this exciting match.

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