Monmouth Scientific Somerset League Division 2

Long Sutton 237 beat Burnham-on-Sea 175-9 by 62 runs

BURNHAM-ON-SEA slipped to their third defeat of the season as their 10 men were beaten at Long Sutton on Saturday.

The hosts elected to bat first but Burnham made a good start with the ball as Nathan Giblett removed opener Peter Andrews for a duck, caught by Fred Berry.

Jack Lyons (43) and Harry Vigar (54) took the score to 87 but both were clean bowled by Rob Driver (2-31) to sandwich a spell of four quick wickets which reduced Long Sutton to 119-5.

Number eight Aidan Burt proved a thorn in Burnham’s side, however, as his 47 took the hosts past 200 before he fell to Giblett, who finished with 3-41 as Long Sutton were bowled out for 237.

Burnham lost A. Smith (3) early in reply but Jim Bloodworth steadied the ship alongside Rob Driver.

Once Bloodworth fell for 33, however, the game was up as the rest of the batting order failed to reach double figures, leaving Driver stranded on 81 not out as Burnham - boosted by 39 extras - finished on 175-9.

On Saturday, Burnham travel to Bridgwater 3rds and the team is as follows:

Worthington, Bloodworth, House, Coles, Harris, White, Smith, Lefrere, Berry, N Giblett, O Farnham

Monmouth Scientific Somerset League Division 3

Lympsham & Belvedere 242-7 beat Uphill Castle 2nds 109 by 133 runs

LYMPSHAM & Belvedere enjoyed a convincing win over near neighbours Uphill Castle 2s on Saturday.

Having won the toss and batted, Neil Chadwick and Dave Luff opened up and found scoring difficult against the accurate Pete Jobling and Matt Davis.

Having rode his luck initially, Chadwick fell to Jobling for 22.

Jason Parsons joined Dave Luff and they continued to increase the scoring rate as Uphill looked to rotate their bowlers.

Dave Luff made a fine 49 before he was caught, which brought his son Jack to the crease and he immediately swept well, while Parsons drove well down the ground.

Having just gone past his half century, Parsons fell for a hard-hitting 55.

Jack Luff and Tom Gooding looked to rotate the strike and pushed hard for twos as boundaries became harder to get.

Luff made 34 before he was well caught by Jake Llewellyn off Jake Fowler, who followed up by bowling Nathan Hancock (9).

Gooding and Sam McCrea continued to bat sensibly before Neve Kennedy had Sam McCrea bowled for 13.

Ben Laing (10) was bowled off the last ball of the innings as Lympsham finished on 242-7, Gooding finishing on 34 not out.

In reply, Lympsham & Belvedere got the perfect start as Sam McCrea (1-2) removed Paul Kuht without scoring before holding on to a catch at third man to provide Sam Jennings (1-13) with a deserved wicket from an accurate spell.

Jon Youngs, on his return to action, soon found his stride, removing James Robinson (0) well caught at the wicket by Jack Luff.

Jake Lewellyn (17) looked to attack and hit some lusty blows before Jack Neville (1-24) did him with a slower ball, while Youngs (3-18) then had Jack Fowler (20) leg before and bowled Neve Kennedy (0) shortly afterwards.

Ben Laing (2-34) came on and struck immediately, having Brad Patch caught by Sam Jennings at mid-off and Matt Davis (9) well caught by Parsons at long-on.

Dave Wilcox showed his batting skills in making a fine 24 before Neil Chadwick had him superbly caught by the diving Parsons at mid-off.

Chadwick (2-6) then wrapped up the innings on 109.

Lympsham Concrete man of the match: Jason Parsons

Elsewhere, Wedmore kept their promotion push going with a big win at home to Hardington & West Coker in Division 5 on Saturday.

Asked to bat, Wedmore lost two quick wickets as both openers fell with only four on the board.

This allowed Ben Evans to the wicket and he dominated the innings with a fine 93.

He was aided by a strong middle order, with Martyn Boley hitting 52, Phil Patch 38 and Ollie Halmkin 33no to put the Hardington attack to the sword.

After 45 overs, Wedmore were on a challenging 313-7.

Ryan Knibbs was the pick of the visiting bowlers, taking 3-49 off 9.

When Hardington replied, they were immediately in trouble as Bob Burgess, Chris Major and Billy Halford all took wickets.

Only Peter Clements scored double figures in what was a rout.

Ian Harris finished the job, bowling just one over and taking 3-0 as Hardington crumbled to 36 all out.

In Division 7N, Burnham 2nds visited Cranmore and suffered a six-wicket defeat.

Batting first, Burnham were looking good for a decent total as Peter Gaylard led the way with 57 and Brad House added 29.

But that was as good as it got as the middle and late order slipped to 124 all out as Mickey Keene took 3-21.

Cranmore’s reply featured an opening stand between Dave Hall (41no) and Dale Martin (40).

Although Andy Birkett and Craig Lefrere took two wickets apiece, Darren Butt (27no) stopped the rot and guided his side home.

East Huntspill were unable to field a side at home to Lympsham & Belvedere 2nds and forfeited the points.

Huntspill & District 2nds entertained Harptree Villages and won by six wickets.

Harptree batted first and Louis Wright (4-14 off 7) and Dan Tippetts (3-26 off 8) restricted the visitors to 109-9.

When Huntspill replied, both openers fell to Nick Gracie early on but Ali Hay (24) and Thomas Garner (27no) steadied the ship and saw them home with four wickets remaining.

Wedmore 2nds gained the bragging rights over home side Mark, winning a low-scorer by 32 runs.

Batting first, Wedmore were immediately in trouble as L. Tinklin took the top two.

Morgan Roberts top scored with 17 but a vital 12no saw Wedmore to 104.

Alfie Lavender and Dave Maddock dominated, taking three wickets apiece, as Mark were all out for 72.