Burnham-on-Sea CC 1st XI 247 / 7 (45.0) def. Wedmore CC 1st XI 223 / 8 (45)

BURNHAM-on-Sea Cricket Club picked up a 24 run victory over Wedmore CC at the weekend in the Somerset Cricket Leagues Division One.

It was a great advert for local cricket as both sides put in strong performances with the bat and ball but ultimately the home side came out on top.

After winning the toss, Wedmore elected to field first, a decision they may have regretted come close of play.

Burnham openers Bradley House and Fred Berry got off to a solid start, scoring 12 and 20 runs respectively. 

House was the first to lose his wicket, caught by Sam Tucker off a Sam Blackburn delivery.

But this allowed Rob Driver to come to the crease, and the in-form batsman made short work of bedding in.

He went on to top score for Burnham, hitting 68 runs off 77 balls featuring 8 fours and 1 six. He made the bowlers pay for shorter deliveries as he continued his form.

Batting at number 5, Josh Langer added a solid half century of 56 runs off 43 balls, smashing 6 fours and 2 sixes in the process.

Peter Harris added 36 not out towards the end of the overs to help Burnham to a total of 247 for 7 after 45 overs.

Pick of the Wedmore bowlers was Samuel Blackburn with 3 wickets for 37 runs in his spell of 9 overs, featuring two maidens.

In reply, Wedmore opener Josh Burgess made a poor start, dismissed first ball lbw off Matt Dibble.

His fellow opener Toby Seward, steadied the ship somewhat with a knock of 47 runs however the rest of the top order was dismissed for rather low scores.

Martyn Bowley and Phillip Patch in the middle order saved the innings for Wedmore with scores of 35 and 30 respectively.

However as the overs began to run out, a win was looking increasingly unlikely for Wedmore.

A late surge from Billy Halford (35 not out) took them closer still but Burnham had done enough.

Josh Langer was the best Burnham bowler with 3 wickets in his set of overs.

Up next for Burnham is an away match on Bank Holiday Monday, May 29 against North Newton CC.