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Drizzle and Defeats

4 months ago By David Ross

Wellington 1st XI were humbled after being bowled out for just 53 at Moseley.

Wendell Wagner’s side ran into home bowlers Naqaash Tahir (6 for 23) and Fred Eburah (4 for 26) at the peak of their powers - and their opening spells put paid to any hopes of victory. In reply, Moseley slumped to 19 for 5 and it briefly looked as if a close game might be on the cards. Wagner took 2 for 25 and Martin Delaney 3 for 20. However, the home side regrouped went on to claim their five-wicket win.

The 2nd XI's chances of victory against Brewood were washed out by the rain which forced an early abandonment of their Division Two North fixture. Spin demon Owais Abdul claimed 4 for 37 and Cameron Watson chipped in with 3 for 28 as the Staffordshire side were dismissed for 184 before tea. Wellington’s chase ended on 46 for 3 after the evening deluge.

David Ross’s 3rd XI made the short trip up the road to face Church Aston at Bowring Park. His side found themselves in trouble at 37 for 5 after losing the toss. Muhammed Wasif (26) and Duncan Taylor (25) rallied around but could not prevent their team being dismissed for just 103. Avi Mathar (49) blasted his side to an eight-wicket victory in just 13 overs. Ronan Bagry was the only bowler to claim wickets, picking up 2 for 35.

Broseley were the visitors for the 4th team who batted first in their contest at Orleton Park. Opener Patrick Howells hit 40 for Wellington, before Matt Earley (67) and Simon Topper (30) got themselves in the runs down the order. Their efforts helped the side to 187 for 9 in their 40 overs. Broseley’s Kelvin Rogerson (84) made the telling contribution after tea as his side chased the runs down for the loss of five wickets with five overs to spare. William Casey impressed with the ball, taking 2 for 9.

On Sunday the 5th XI welcomed Newport, who they dismissed for just 57. Steve Parry was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4 for 14. Wellington got over the line for the loss of six wickets on a day that the bowlers certainly enjoyed more than the batters. Adam Byram’s 21 not out was the crucial knock as his side picked up maximum points.

Finally, the 6th team travelled to Madeley, where the home side put on 204 in their innings. William Leech took four wickets and Dave Bond helped himself to three. However, the Madeley total was a high one which Wellington never really looked like chasing down after the loss of early wickets. Gareth Gower top-scored with 24, but the team could only lift themselves to 125 all out.

Updated 12:53 - 27 Jun 2017 by David Ross

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