Seasiders reach ECB Club Championship regional final
PUBLISHED: 12:06 06 June 2018
Clevedon easily defeated Wadebridge to book their place in the regional final of the ECB Club Championship.
Clevedon booked their place in the regional final of the ECB Club Championship, setting up a home clash against WEPL Premier One champions Bath, with a ruthless nine-wicket victory over Wadebridge in Cornwall.
Spinner Will Thirkell was the pick of the Clevedon attack with 3-16 from eight overs, while Matt Carpenter (2-22) and Jake Lintott (2-0) took two wickets apiece as Wadebridge were rolled out for just 80 in 27.4 overs.
Clevedon wasted little time in reaching their target thanks to Greg Willows unbeaten 54 from just 44 balls, reaching their target in less than 14 overs.
Jake Lintott’s side can now look forward to a mouth-watering clash with Bath at Dial Hill in the regional final of the competition, with the tie set to take place on June 24 (tbc).
The result ensured five victories out of five for Clevedon teams across the weekend.
Clevedon 2nd XI 261-7
Heinrigh Pieterse starred with bat and ball as Clevedon 2nd XI cruised to a 119-run victory over Hambrook.
The 16-year-old made a mercurial 88 in tough batting conditions, with seven fours and three sixes, as Mark Bibbing’s visitors amassed an imposing 261-7 from their 45 overs.
Will Carpenter added 65 in a third-wicket partnership of 162 with Pieterse, while late hitting from Will Thirkell (17), Jack Houston (16) and Dan Van Grudgings (13 not out) ensured a flourishing finish to the innings.
After an early blitz from Hambrook’s Ryan Watts (15), skipper Bibbing (2-18) got to work with two early wickets, before Van Grudgings (3-24) joined the party.
Pieterse was introduced into the attack and after an economical but wicketless first four overs, the off-spinner soon struck with two scalps in three balls to finish with 2-31 from nine overs.
Jack Houston (1-12), Andy Payne (1-26) and Will Carpenter (1-10) grabbed a wicket apiece, before Van Grudgings finished the job with his third, as Clevedon wrapped up a resounding away win.
Clevedon 3rd XI 83-0
Four wickets from Ben Golds and a quick-fire half-century from Ben Keysell, saw Clevedon 3rd XI record yet another emphatic league victory, beating Frys by 10 wickets in a game that lasted less than 38 overs.
Golds (4-32), Joe Childs (3-6) and Pat Childs (2-14) tore through the Frys line-up, as the visitors were skittled for just 81 in 27.1 overs.
And the Clevedon reply was just as ruthless, as Keysell (57 not out) and Scott Ford (24 not out) peppered the boundary, including one towering six from Keysell, which landed in Holly Lane, to secure a fifth successive league win and maintain their unbeaten record.
Clevedon 4th XI 100
Hanham 3rd XI 97
For the second week running, Clevedon 4th XI’s young guns came to the fore to help their side to victory, this time winning a tight and nervy encounter with Hanham 3rd XI by just three runs.
Batting first, Jensen Henley continued his impressive form with 40, top scoring as Clevedon were bowled out for just 100, with Josh Baker (21) also chipping in.
Knowing an exceptional bowling performance was required, Clevedon got to work early on with James Williams (2-18), Daniel Carrington (1-16) and Zak Malpas (3-13) in the wickets.
As it had the previous week, Archie Birbeck’s (3-16) introduction was the catalyst for further damage in the middle-order, as the young off-spinner took three more wickets from eight economical overs.
James Williams’ second set up a thrilling finale, as both sides closed in on victory, but it was Fraser Bishop (1-6) who took the all-important final wicket, removing the dangerous Andy Weeks for 48 to seal a three-run victory for his side.
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