Comfortable victory for Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 11:54 27 June 2018

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

DAVID MARIUZ

Nailsea returned to winning ways with a comfortable three-wicket victory at Coalpit Heath.

Nailsea got back to winning ways with a hard earned three-wicket win away at Coalpit Heath.

With early wickets from Rich Morris (3-29) and Josh Dann (1-13), Coalpit Heath were always struggling to accelerate.

A miserly nine overs from James Taylor with 1-13, followed by 3-39 from Dave Ingram saw the innings grinding to a halt and with Mark Randall-Willsher taking 1-20 and Jack Smith a wicket with his solitary delivery, every Nailsea bowler took a wicket as Coalpit Heath closed on 114 all out.

In reply, Tom Moss (25) and Henry Davies (19) added 43 for the first wicket, with all seeming rosy. With Dave Ingram adding 15, Josh Dann 11, Nailsea were almost home.

A couple of late wickets made the score line appear closer than it probably was, as Nailsea crossed the line with three wickets to spare.

On Saturday, Nailsea host third-placed Timsbury, looking to finish the first half of the season in the promotion spots.

Nailsea Seconds put up a spirited performance against top of the table Bristol Asians at The Grove, eventually falling short chasing a daunting 293.

Nailsea‘s young attack did well to restrict Asians in the first 20 overs, but the second 20 was about damage limitation as the visitors went to town.

Tony Hill bowled with control and Gregg Howett took 1-30 from eight overs, but a true pitch and rapid outfield was always going to prove difficult to defend.

After tea, Nailsea got off to a solid start through Keith Bell (11) and Adrian Proctor (30). Tej Chadeesingh, Tony Hill and Ben Foran (28) all got starts, but it took a well-struck 35 from Harry Tiernan to help Nailsea finish on 189-9 from their 40 overs.

Next week, the Twos visit Hampstead in a must win, bottom of the table clash, while the Thirds take on Hanham at The Grove.

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