Burnham-on-Sea CC 1st XI 209 / 7 (39.5) def. West Monkton CC 1st XI 208 / 9 (45)

BURNHAM-on-Sea CC snapped a four game losing run in the league at the weekend with a three-wicket win over West Monkton.

The result in the Somerset Cricket Leagues Division One sees Burnham move up to sixth place in the league table.

Matt Dibble starred with the ball taking three wickets, while Rob Driver scored 61 runs to help Burnham chase the total down.

After winning the toss, Burnham chose to field first and the West Monkton openers enjoyed mixed fortunes.

Jack Turner was dismissed for just two runs, however captain Will Osler scored 42 to help steady the ship.

Batting at three, Richie Bellringer top scored for the visiting side as he amassed 84 runs and scored the bulk of his sides runs.

Wickets started to fall quickly though once Osler was dismissed and despite some late surges from Dave Cole (15) and Joe Roberts (29), West Monkton were in trouble.

They did see out the 45 allocated overs but managed a total of just 208 runs.

Burnham's bowlers were in good nick, with Dibble taking three wickets for 45 runs in his nine overs.

Ollie Farnham took two wickets while Rob Driver, Josh Langer and Adam Lee finished with one wicket each.

In reply, Burnham showed intent from the off with their shot selection but openers Brad House and Fred Berry were both out for eight runs.

Batting at three, Driver smashed 61 runs to get his side back on track quickly.

Despite that, wickets began to fall rather cheaply and at one point it looked as though Burnham could be facing another defeat.

However, runs at the tail order saved the day as Matt Dibble and Wesley Kruger scored 33 and 35 runs respectively to get Burnham over the line in the 40th over.

Looking at it, seven wickets down with over five overs to chase down the remaining runs, Burnham won quite comfortably.

A good bounce back performance from a side that had been struggling for form of late.

They will look to continue that newfound form next week when they take on local rivals Weston-super-Mare Seconds on Saturday at home.