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CRICKET: Wellington 3rds beat the showers to go joint top
5:15pm Monday 29th July 2013 in Sport
AFTER Saturday’s general washout, rain was still bothersome to Wellington 3rds yesterday when they played a game in division 9NW of the Somerset league that had been brought forward by a month.
But they still came out on top with a maximum points, beating Bridgwater Sports by seven wickets after dismissing them for just 64.
The result leaves Wellington join Sports at the top of the table with an excellent chance of gaining promotion in their first year with three competitive teams.
Although game started in good, sunny conditions, two breaks caused Wellington some concern.
Sports opted to bat first but were blown away by a fine spell of seam bowling from Macaulay Campbell who removed both Holliday and Russell who have scored so heavily for their side.
A ball that nipped back bowled Holliday and Arron Campbell’s excellent low catch in the covers gave his cousin more reward.
Two more wickets came his way in his opening spell.
Lee Nichol was in a fine form too with 2-9 in six overs with Aks Latifi doing good work behind the sticks and giving Nichol his success.
Jack Beal probed a good off stump line and though he went wicket-less he did bowl well once more.
Lewis Sparks with 3-16 in six overs bowled with real pace and aggression as only Winter with 25 made it to double figures for Sports who were bundled out in 27.2 overs.
Robin Davies and Latifi had to weather the good bowling of Winter who took 2-22 in nine good overs, but Sports’ total was never going to be enough.
Latifi (24) and Ollie Wilkins (15) provided the base then Arron Campbell and Des Campbell saw their side over the line.
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