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Wellington Slip To Bromsgrove Defeat

4 months ago By David Ross

Orleton Park saw a bumper crowd on Saturday, but onlookers could only see Wellington slip to defeat at the hands of a strong Bromsgrove outfit.

Wendell Wagner’s side bowled first on the day, restricting their visitors' strong batting card to 228 for 5 in their 55 overs. Worcestershire’s Alexei Kervezee impressed with 62, while there were two wickets each for Wellington's Dan Lloyd and Martin Delaney. Whilst several batters got starts in the reply, the hosts lost regular wickets, finishing on just 104 all out. Daniel Vaughan (25) was the only players to register over 20 on a disappointing afternoon.

The 2nd team made the trip to Shrewsbury to face Sentinel 2nds and went down by 78 runs. Wellington paid the price for dropped catches as the home side posted 204 for 9. Martin Weill claimed four wickets, whilst youngster Daniel Pitchford impressed with 3 for 11. In reply, Wellington posted 126 all out. Matt Denver hit 40, but a mid-innings collapse saw his side’s chances of victory evaporate.

League leaders Allscott put Wellington 3rds to the sword in their Division Two match. Jason Allen hit 123 as his side put on 308 for the loss of just five wickets. Richard Benting hit 29 as Wellington looked to chase down that huge total in the new win-lose format, but victory never looked a realistic possibility. The 3rds were out for 85 in just the 21st over.

Simon Topper’s 4th team went down to a strong Beacon 2nd XI in Saturday’s remaining fixture. Wellington battled to post 100 for 9 in the first innings, with youngster Will Lewin (31) helping to anchor the innings. After tea the bowlers made a good fist of defending their small total. Andy Parkyn took three wickets as Beacon were reduced to 86 for 7 before getting over the line for a three-wicket win.

Wellington 5ths bowled Worfield 3rds out for 181 on Sunday. Dave Bond took 5 for 22 for Richard Atherden’s side. Jame Brothwood hit 40 in the reply, which came up short as his side finished on 131 for 7.

Updated 12:52 - 13 Jun 2017 by David Ross

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