Week 7 Review: Saturday Wash-Out, But Sun Shines On 5ths

Week 7 Review: Saturday Wash-Out, But Sun Shines On 5ths

By David Ross
10th June
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Saturday's schedule was decimated by bad weather, but things improved on Sunday as the 5th team earned a win.


Torrential rain on Friday and Saturday put paid to most of the cricket in the Henshalls Shropshire County Cricket League on Saturday. Amongst the casualties were the 1st XI's home fixture against league leaders Wem, along with Wellington's scheduled 2nd, 3rd and 4th XI matches.

Conditions did improve on Sunday as the 5th XI made the trip to face Ellesmere III. Even still, it required a last minute change of venue and a hastily prepared pitch to get this game on.

When the action started, the match was restricted to 30 overs per side and Wellington bowled first. Wickets fell regularly and were shared about amongst the visiting bowlers. Steve Kendrick, Adam Marshall, Carl Ward and Ed Bushnell all claimed two wickets each as Ellesmere were restricted to 99-9 in the first innings.

Warwick Vaughan, finishing unbeaten on 69, was the mainstay of the Wellington chase, which proved a comfortable one, completed in 14.5 overs with the loss of just one wicket. The other two batsmen required were Ed Bushnell, who made 16, and James Brothwood who was not out on 5.

Victory proved Wellington V's fifth success in what has been a decent start to the season for Steve Oliver's men.

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