WEPL Bristol & Somerset Second XI

Wembdon II 68-5 beat Bedminster II 66 all out by five wickets

WICKET-taking machine Tim Bennett picked up a five-wicket haul as Wembdon crushed Bedminster by five wickets on Saturday.

Bennett returned figures of 5-23 from his eight overs as Bedminster were skittled for just 66 batting first, while Dan Watts and Kieran Cosens (2-12) also chipped in with a couple of wickets each.

In reply, Wembdon suffered a slight hiccup in reaching their target, but Adam Holliday (24) took them close before Liam Pgden (11no) saw them over the line.

A decision to open the bowling with left arm slow bowler Keiran Cosens was inspirational as he took the first two wickets - and at the other end Gliddon, was bowling with great lines and length and was exceptionally unlucky not to pick up a wicket.

Into the attack came Tim Bennett and he claimed his first five-wicket haul for the second team - and Dan Watts grabbed three.

Havign watched the first innings, skipper Jenkins knew that it was time spent at the crease that was important and not scoring the runs quickly - and that was the order for the second innings.

After losing George Lowe early, Jenkins was joined by Adam Holliday, and a partnership of 33 was ideal in the situation they were in before Jenkins fell for 13 top edging a sweep.

A couple of wickets fell quickly including that of Holliday for 24 who had played some lovely shots as well as a few placed chips.

At five down young Pigden (11no) was joined by the not so youthful Duncan Wardle who hit the winning runs.

This victory has left Wembdon in third position three points behind the top two with a big game against the team in second next week.