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1st XI - Match centre

Wellington
Shifnal
Neil Edwards 112, Ross Aucott 70*
Batting
Richard Oliver 133*, Simon Gregory 43
Richard Oliver 2/80, Tom Collins 1/72
Bowling
Ross Aucott 2/45, Martin Delaney 2/50
Sat 13 Jul 12:00 - League

Edwards Blitz In Record Run Chase

The Firsts started the second half of their league campaign with a magnificent home win over rivals Shifnal.

In the process, Wellington set up a club batting record since entering the Birmingham League.

The visitors chose to bat first and rattled up a huge 277-7 on a batsman-friendly track in scorching heat.

County captain Richard Oliver led the way with an unbeaten 133 but Wellington fielded superbly during the majority of their 55 overs and also bowled pretty well despite losing key spinner Adam Byram with a groin injury after he had bowled just eight overs.

Martin Delaney and Ross Aucott bagged a couple of late wickets apiece but Wellington were still set a daunting target.

However, pro Neil Edwards had other ideas as he raced to an impressive 112 before holing out at deep mid wicket.

Fellow opener Steve Lamb (32) shared in a useful opening stand and when Edwards fell Wellington were well ahead of the clock but still with plenty to do.

But there were to be no hiccups this time as Ross Aucott (70 not out) and skipper Wendell Wagner (39 not out) saw their side to a memorable win with seven wickets and 10 overs to spare.

The Edwards innings was crucial to gaining the 24 points but Aucott and Wagner also blitzed the Shifnal bowling to secure the win in the club’s highest Birmingham league run chase.

The win takes the club up to third place, albeit still 50 points behind second-placed Dorridge.

Match report by Peter Byram

Scorecard

Shifnal won the toss and decided to bat.

Shifnal batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Richard Oliver
Not Out
133
0
0
0
 
Simon Gregory
lb. A Byram
43
0
0
0
 
George Collins
b. R Aucott
28
0
0
0
 
Tom Friend
ct. G Singh, b. R Aucott
4
0
0
0
 
Tom Home
ct. W Wagner, b. D Lloyd
9
0
0
0
 
Tom Collins
ct. M Tilt, b. M Delaney
7
0
0
0
 
Joe Chadwick
ct. M Tilt, b. M Delaney
0
0
0
0
 
Jack Edwards
Not Out
33
0
0
0
 
Will Cook
 
0
0
0
0
 
Johnathan Mountford
 
0
0
0
0
 
Tom Prince
 
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
8w, 12lb
20
Total
for 6 wickets 55 overs
277

Wellington bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Gagandeep Singh
6
0
25
0
4.2
Wendell Wagner
6
0
19
0
3.2
Adam Byram
8.1
1
24
1
2.9
Neil Edwards
11
0
51
0
4.6
Daniel Lloyd
11.5
1
51
1
4.3
Ross Aucott
5
0
45
2
9.0
Martin Delaney
7
0
50
2
7.1

Wellington batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Steve Lamb
b. T Collins
32
0
0
0
 
Wendell Wagner
Not Out
39
0
0
0
 
Adam Byram
 
0
0
0
0
 
Gagandeep Singh
 
0
0
0
0
 
Matthew Tilt
 
0
0
0
0
 
Neil Edwards
ct. G Collins, b. R Oliver
112
0
0
0
 
Robbie Clarke
 
0
0
0
0
 
Ross Aucott
Not Out
70
0
0
0
 
Daniel Lloyd
 
0
0
0
0
 
Tom Saunders
ct. R Oliver, b. R Oliver
13
0
0
0
 
Martin Delaney
 
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
6w, 4b, 1lb, 2nb
13
Total
for 3 wickets 45.2 overs
279

Shifnal bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Johnathan Mountford
3
0
25
0
8.3
Jack Edwards
9
0
43
0
4.8
Will Cook
3
0
31
0
10.3
Tom Collins
12
0
72
1
6.0
Tom Prince
4
0
23
0
5.8
Richard Oliver
14.2
0
80
2
5.6

Team selection

Wellington
Shifnal
  • 1. Richard Oliver
  • 2. Simon Gregory
  • 3. George Collins
  • 4. Tom Friend
  • 5. Tom Home
  • 6. Tom Collins
  • 7. Joe Chadwick
  • 8. Jack Edwards
  • 9. Will Cook
  • 10. Johnathan Mountford
  • 11. Tom Prince

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