Nailsea CC return to winning ways with big win at Frampton Cotterell seconds

Nailsea CC recovered from their first defeat of the season to beat Frampton Cotterell seconds.

Nailsea CC recovered from their first defeat of the season against Carsons & Mangotsfield seconds to beat Frampton Cotterell seconds. - Credit: Archant

Nailsea got back to winning ways after the frustrations of a rain-affected defeat last weekend with a fine 125-run win at Frampton Cotterell seconds on Saturday.

Asked to bat first, Nailsea lost openers Ryan Orr for just six and Pete Hardcastle for a breezy 16.

After a further couple of quick wickets, in-form Ben Pinkney hit a rapid 44 and Steve Spencer a composed 41 in a decisive partnership.

Excellent contributions from Charlie Bircham-Davies (23), Sam Jervis (21) and James Taylor (19) took Nailsea to a very useful 221 all out at tea.

In reply, Sam Jervis was exceptional and continued his fine form to take 3-17 from his six early overs. He was supported by a three-over stint from Hardcastle (1-1) as Nailsea took the upper hand and never relinquished the pressure.

Vinnie Pinkney (1-15) chipped in with three overs, as Ryan Lester (2-4), James Baber (2-27) and a first senior wicket from the promising Max Davies (1-7) helped dismiss Frampton for 96.

Nailsea took maximum points and remain in second place in their division ahead of entertaining Failand & Portbury seconds at The Grove this Saturday.