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Somerset League cricket round-up
7:00am Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in Sport
IT was a bad day at the office for North Petherton as they lost by 71 runs at Belvedere in Division 1 of the Somerset League.
The visitors bowled their opponents out for a seemingly reachable 119, with Louis Knight taking 3-16. But, in response, Petherton were embarrassed and all out for 48 runs, Paul Derbidge top scoring with 12.
Middlezoy are sitting sixth in the same division after a 24-run defeat at the hands of Temple Cloud in South Bristol.
Zoy bowlers dismissed their opponents for 208, but they fell just short of Temple Cloud’s target in reply.
There was also defeat for North Newton at Huish and Langport in Division Two.
They were all out for 71 chasing the home side’s total of 130, losing by 59 runs.
Cameron Street was Newton’s top scorer with 17*.
Bridgwater A were on the right side of a hammering as Dave Hallaran scored 61 to help his side to a 136-run win against Horrington.
After scoring 205, Bridgwater wasted no time in bowling out the visitors for just 69. Ali Hewson was second highest scorer for the hosts with 38.
In Division Four, Wembdon beat Staplegrove by five wickets.
Some inconsistent batting meant Staplegrove posted a score of 108, and Wembdon wasted no time in reaching the target with five wickets in hand, despite losing both opening batsmen for just one run each.
Bridgwater Sports’ Division Six match with Huish and Langport was cancelled.
It was North Petherton versus South Petherton in Division 8S.
The home side scored 164-8 batting first, before dismissing their opponents for a low 62 to win by 102 runs.
Poor middle-order batting from Middlezoy cost them dear as they lost at home to Wembdon Wyverns by nine wickets.
Batsmen numbers four, five and six were all out for nought as they hit 158-8. Wembdon easily chased the score down to post 159-1.
In the same league, Spaxton lost by six wickets to Burnham.
Their score of 110-9 proved to be too little as Burnham raced to 111-4.
Better news came at Chilton Polden as they beat All Saints by 37 runs.
Batting first, they scored 124, but their bowlers made up for it, bowling the visitors out for 87.
But their second team couldn’t produce the goods at Belvedere A in Division 9NW.
Chilton scored 98-9 but were beaten by five wickets when Belvedere racked up 99-5.