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BIG MATCH: Run-rich Regan fires Saints
Somerset County Sports Cricket League
Taunton St Andrews 308-8 beat North Curry 103 by 205 runs
SOMERSET wicketkeeper-batsman James Regan smashed a century for Taunton St Andrews as they cruised to victory in a top of the table clash on Sunday.
Batting at number three Regan continued his impressive run of form with 108 in a St Andrews total of 308-8 from their 40 overs.
Lloyd Alley (54), Christopher Wyatt (40), Martin Jenkins (36) and Tom Poole (30) all added quick-fire contributions to fire St Andrews to an imposing total.
Oscar Samuel (2-32) was the pick of the North Curry attack, while Matthew Golding claimed 2-45 on an afternoon to forget for the home side's bowlers.
Needing to score at just under eight an over to claim an unlikely victory, North Curry had the worst possible start losing Chris Golding (7), Henry Graydon (10) and Zac Gratton (1) early on - before danger man Robbie Montgomery fell without scoring to the bowling of Rob Contreras (3-8).
Seb Horler (3-7) accounted for Jack Samuel who made a well constructed 27 - and Matthew Golding departed for a fluent 33 to the bowling of Zimbabwean leg-spinner Deven Bell (2-18).
With North Curry all but beaten, Horler accounted for the final two batsmen to secure an emphatic victory for the visitors.
Taunton St Andrews captain Chris Wyatt said the result was “convincing” and described Regan's hundred as “a great innings.”
He said: “We were pretty heavily beaten when we played them earlier in the season, so we put out the strongest side we could get this time around, probably had five or six first team players in the side.
“We played well and it was a very convincing win and pretty one-sided, they weren't as strong as they were last time, which is Sunday cricket for you.
“James' innings was superb - it was hard hitting and he didn't give it away at all, a great innings.
“He scored a hundred against Essex seconds the other day, so he's in some really good form at the moment, whichever day of the week he bats.”