WEPL Bristol & Somerset

Wembdon 137 beat Bedminster 91 by 46 runs

KARL Trunks smashed 56 off of just 36 balls to fire Wembdon to a 46-run victory over Bedminster in WEPL Bristol & Somerset.

Trunks was ably supported by Rich Eckley (16) as the pair shared a match winning 70-run stand for sixth wicket to help Wembdon post 137 against a bowling attack which included former Australia international, Ian Harvey.

Tom Lott led the way with the ball, taking 3-17 - while Dan Bingham, Mike Watts and Matt Hubbard took two wickets apiece, as Bedminster were skittled for just 91. Wembdon were put into bat and got off to a solid start.

Puddy received a lively delivery that struck him on the end of his thumb and he had to leave the field for an hour.

But Lott, stepping up to the first team, supported Blackwell but the latter was the first to go bowled for a decent looking 29.

The Dangerous Harvey came into the attack and accounted for a few quick Wembdon wickets.

After a good start Wembdon were now 61 for 5.

Lott went for a promising 19 then Trunks and Eckley came together and in a 29 minute seven over period took a huge liking to the bowlers, especially the spinners adding 70 runs off 42 balls.

Disappointingly both went in quick succession and so did the tail, 131-6 became 137 all out from a measly 25.1 overs - Ian Harvey finished with 5-34.

Some lively opening spells from Wembdon’s bowlers reduced Bedminster to 37-5, before leg spinner Lott got another breakthrough just before drinks.

At 83-6, Watts found himself on a hat trickwith two quick LBWs.

Lott then wrapped up the innings with another LBW and then a stunning catch by Parker, as Bedminster were all out for 91, having lost their final five wickets for eight runs.

Wembdon climb to fifth in table and are home to Old Bristolians next Saturday, 1pm start.