Burnham's awful season gets worse...skittled for just 44

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Shrubbery Somerset Cricket League Division Two
Burnham 1st XI 44 lost to|Huish & Langport 214-3 by 170 runs

BURNHAM are still without a win in the league this season after another crushing defeat, this time at home at the hands of Huish & Langport.

Chasing 215 for victory on Saturday, Burnham were skittled out for just 44 with only Jim Bloodworth (20no) reaching double figures.

Johnathan Watts (76no) and Dan Jarvis (48no) fired Huish & Langport to an imposing total batting first, while Mike Green (1-54) and James Annison (1-62) were the pick of the Burnham bowlers.
Burnham started well with Green removing Huish opener Pickford with the score on 26.

Crocker followed soon after to the bowling of Smith to reduce the visitors to 54-2.

Crossley added a quickfire 24 before he became Annison’s first victim of the afternoon, but from then on in it was all Huish as Watts and Jarvis took charge.

The pair took the game to Burnham to put on an unbeaten century stand and carry Huish to 214-3 from their 45 overs.

Batting has been something of a problem for Burnham this season with a season’s highest score of 133, and this again proved to be the case as Huish opening bowlers Dominic Shillabeer (6-21) and Mike Crumb (4-22) tore through the line-up.

Smith, Harris, White, Adams and Annison were all dismissed without troubling the scorers, while Harding (8) finished up second top scorer to the unbeaten Bloodworth.

The result leaves Burnham rock bottom of Division Two, having lost all four of their fixtures to survive the weather this season.

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