Victory for Flax

PUBLISHED: 14:54 18 May 2011

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NINE-MAN Backwell Flax Bourton Under-15s pulled off an excellent win against Wrington.

NINE-MAN Backwell Flax Bourton Under-15s pulled off an excellent win at the Recreation Ground as they continued their 100 per cent winning start to the season.

Skipper Ben Walter won the toss and asked Wrington to bat first. His decision proved to be correct as a steady procession of wickets fell, with only opener Alex Agar offering any resistance, eventually carrying his bat for a fine 39.

Spinners Sam Flowers and James Overy proved particularly miserly, their combined five overs yielded just nine runs with a return of three wickets. Ben brought himself on to mop up the tail, which he did with an over to spare, Wrington ending on 70.

In reply, Wrington’s Oscar Gue produced an excellent spell of left-arm bowling, dismissing the dangerous Sam Stokes and Flowers in the same over, finishing with 2-17 off his five overs.

An excellent partnership between Ben Walter (28) and Josh Selby (21) saw Flax almost to their target. But when they were both out in consecutive overs, soon followed by the dismissal of TJ Smart, Wrington sensed an unlikely victory with only two batsmen still to come.

But Charlie Smith and James Overy stayed calm and knocked off the required runs to see Flax home.

CLEVEDON Under-11s won this game against Cheddar in convincing fashion.

Clevedon’s bowling was tight and Cheddar found it difficult to score runs. Ben Hussey took 4-1, with Tom Warren, Patrick Childs and Scott Ford all taking one wicket each, as well as Scott Ford running out a Cheddar batsman as they finished on 185-8.

Top scorer for Clevedon was Patrick Childs with 14 not out in their total of 268-3. Special mention to Ollie Wilson, who was superb behind the stumps.

Team: Ben Hussey (captain), Owen Denyer, Rhodery Lewis, Patrick Childs, Kit Miller, Scott Ford, Tom Warren, Jade Frakier, Ollie Jenkins and Ollie Wilson.

The Under-13s defeated Uphill Castle by five wickets in the North Somerset Cup.

IN the North Somerset Under-13 Cup, Nailsea beat Uphill Castle by five wickets

Hosts Uphill decided to bat first in this quarter-final fixture and made a fast start with opener Harry Oultram hitting a number of boundaries. The intoduction of Captain Tej Chadessingh soon accounted for Oultram and Tom Llewellyn.

The Uphill third wicket stand of 74 saw Uphill to 92-2 at the end.

Nailsea got off to a good start with 
Chadeesingh and Matt Edwards in form, but

Uphill took three quick wickets. A partnership of 40 between Sol Wanjau-Smith (19 not out) and Chris Green (11) got the visitors within touching distance and it left Harry Davies to score the single to complete the victory.

Nailsea now meet holders Bristol in the semi-final on May 26.

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