A COSTLY batting collapse saw Wedmore slip to a seven wicket defeat against East Coker in Division Three of the Somerset Cricket League.

Phil Patch top scored with 31 for Wedmore and K Wall added 23, but the pair lacked support from the rest of side as they slumped to 92 all out.

East Coker were rarely troubled in their chase, losing just three wickets, all to the bowling of N Emery (3-36), as they eased to victory.

Elsewhere in the division, Huntspill & District also failed to reach triple figures, as they were dismissed for just 98 in pursuit of Uphill Castle II 197-6.

Sam Lillycrop starred for Huntspill, scoring 37 and taking 2-37 - but T Garner was the only other player to reach double figures, as they fell well short of their target.

Earlier, Matt Counsell had taken 2-45 to help restrict Uphill to below 200.

In Division Five, East Huntspill suffered a heavy 136-run defeat to Lydford, despite 3-54 from Andy Chedzey.

K Butt (16) and J Melhuish (14) top scored for East, but they were skittled for just 102 in reply to Lydford's 238-6.

Huntspill & District II also came out on the losing side, going down by 88 runs to Weston-super-Mare IV in Division 9NW.

Chasing 199 to win, Hunstpill finished up a long way short, eventually being bowled out for 110 - C Nayagam (19) and P Garner (19no) made the only noticeable contributions.

Elsewhere in 9NW, Wedmore A were another side to be bowled out for under 100, as they slumped to 79 all out in reply to Sparkford's 197-4 - F Wilkinson (21) and T Ingle (2-37) the only players to impress.