Burnham-on-Sea CC’s 2nd XI took on Huntspill and District at home this weekend and came out decisive winners after bowling their opponents out for 104 runs and hitting the total without losing a single wicket.

Adian Roberts led the way for Burnham’s deadly bowling attack, his eight overs for four wickets and 10 runs gave him an economy of just 1.25 and made it impossible for Huntspill’s batsmen to get settled on the square.

Joe O’Neill also added three wickets for just 17 runs from his 6.3 overs and Robin McCord took 2-13 from 5 overs.

Hunstpill won the toss and elected to bat first and it wasn’t long before Burnham were on the attack.

Opener Kuba Roper was dismissed for a duck by O’Neill and Alasdair Hay followed five runs after another peach from the Burnham bowler, putting Huntspill on 5-2.

The away side then started to make a stand with opener Martyn Roper, who hit a team-high 37 runs, putting on a partnership with Tommy Tregale until he was sent back to the changing rooms for 11 by Robert’s first wicket of the day.

Gerard King then removed James Davies, Roberts turning provider this time with a catch that put the visitors on 52-4.

Roberts was then on hand again, at the dismay of the Huntspill team, as he removed their high-flying opener Roper on 37 runs and reduced the visitors to 76-5, giving them a mountain to climb if they were to post a competitive tally.

It was a mountain that Burnham’s bowlers were not content to see them conquer as they continued to barrage their opponents with brilliant deliveries.

Steve Potts was removed for 15 by Roberts for his fourth, McCord added his two by taking out Jack Maydew and Luke Philpot, and O’Neill completed his hat-trick of Huntspill wickets by removing Jonathan Philpott, closing their innings on 104 runs from 28.3 overs.

Burnham’s batsmen knew their bowler’s had given them the best possible chance and some calm, controlled hitting from openers Phil White and Ben Adams saw them to the winning total of 105 runs.

52 runs from White, including 10 fours, and 42 runs from Adams were enough for Burnham to comfortably reach the tally in the 23rd over and without the loss of a single wicket.

Burnhams 2nds now go on to play Cheddar on June 1st.

The 1st XI are also due to face Ilminster Monday night as the papers go to press.