Castle Cary CC 1st XI 90 / 2 (12.1) def. Burnham-on-Sea CC 1st XI 88 / All out (27.1)

BURNHAM-on-Sea Cricket Club suffered an eight wicket defeat at the weekend in Division One of the Somerset Cricket Leagues.

Castle Cary were too strong with the ball in the match as they bowled Burnham all out for 88 before chasing down the target in just over 12 overs.

The result leaves Burnham in sixth place in the league while Castle Cary move to third place.

After winning the toss, Burnham chose to bat first and they really did struggle throughout the innings.

Skipper Brad House was dismissed for four runs after nine balls, and the wickets kept falling at a steady rate.

Runs were hard to come by, but despite that, Josh Langer (13), Peter Harris

(18) and Gerard King (21) added some runs to the total.

And Lee Coles smashed 22 runs further down the order. The problem lied in the case of four batters scoring ducks in the middle and tail order.

Add to that another two batters scoring a single run and Burnham's total was just 88 when they were all out in the 28th over.

Nick Hewlett ended with five wickets for loss of 23 runs in his five over spell to finish with the best bowling numbers for Castle Cary.

In reply, the hosts lost opener Jamie Elsworth for one run after four balls and Burnham would have taken some hope from that.

However, fellow opener Daniel Lake ended on 38 not out and Matt Holland scored 35 runs to help Castle Cary get over the line.

Ollie Farnham and Conor Lefere both took a wicket for Burnham-on-Sea but the target was too easy for the hosts to chase down.

In the end, another disappointing performance from Burnham who will now look to bounce back.

Up next for Burnham is a home match this coming Saturday against West Monkton CC. 

They will be hoping to snap their current four-game losing run in league cricket.

West Monkton are also in a difficult period in their current form so it will be an interesting game.

It is due to start in Burnham at 12.30 on Saturday, July 1.