WEPL 2nd XI Bristol & Somerset
Brislington 2nd XI 139, Wembdon 2nd XI 140-8
A NINTH wicket stand of 46 between Billy Vickery and Pete Gliddon guided Wembdon to a nervy two-wicket win over Brislington on Saturday.
Chasing 140 for victory, Vickery (32no) and Pete Gliddon (12no) combined to carry Wembdon across the line, after Tom Lott (40) had got the chase off to a strong start.
Earlier, Michael Parker (3-24) and Tim Bennett (3-21) had helped restrict Brislington to a below-par total having won the toss and elected to bowl first.
A good tight opening spell from Gliddon and Weber enabled the Gliddon to pick up a wicket. Both Parker and Bennett were next into the fold and continued the tight bowling with both taking three wickets a piece.
They finally succumbed for 139 with Lott picking up a wicket and Weber coming back and finishing the innings off with the final two.
Wembdon got underway and found themselves struggling with wickets falling at regular intervals – with only Lott scoring double figures in the top five. When Lott was finally bowled the score was 69-5 and Wembdon looked in trouble.
This position was to worsen with three quick wickets falling to leave them 94-8 and almost dead and buried.
It looked like Wembdon would need a miracle, but when Vickery and Gliddon came together, time was not an issue and they used all the possible overs to reach their target – hitting the final runs with three balls to spare.
WEMDBON 3rd XI were bowled out for 68 at Winscombe 2nd XI, who won by eight wickets.
The 4ths dismissed Wellington 3rd XI for 95 and won by one wicket in a tense finish.