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Weekly Round-Up: 2nd July

Weekend Summary

Wellington got the better fo the draw at home to Tamworth to improve their position at the foot of BDPCL Division Two. Meanwhile, the news from elsewhere was not quite so positive. The 2nd XI were on the end of a giant opening partnership of 214 against Cound, which set the home side up for an 83 run win. Table toppers Knockin were given a run for their money by Wellington III but ended up reaching their target of 206 with three wickets to spare. The 4th XI’s batting woes continued as they were dismissed for 112 on the way to defeat against Cound 2nds. On Sunday, the 5th were involved in another thriller, losing by just three runs to St Georges IV; and a young Wellington friendly side travelled to Allscott, making 153, but ultimately lost by four runs.

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PerformanCE of the Weekend

Dan Lloyd was the glue which held the batting together for Wellington on Saturday. He hit an imperious 100 for his team off 155 balls – a masterclass of patience and skill. (Image: John Cutts)

YOUNG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEKEND

Vrishab Eli looked in great touch for the 3rd XI, making 63 for the 3rd XI against Knockin. It was a great display from the youngster who is continuing to develop his game this year.

Honourable Mentions

  • Dhruv Parashar’s 67 and 3-42 would have won him POTW most week’s but for Lloyd’s ton – however he played a crucial role in a much-needed result for the 1st XI.
  • The 2nd XI’s bowlers won’t want to dwell on their weekend, but Matt Stinson did pick up four wickets in his second spell, and added 40 with the bat.
  • Raffay Bhatti (27) was the shining light for the club on a difficult afternoon for the 4th XI.
  • Warwick Vaughan (77), Mark Downes (51), and Dave Good (44) were all in the runs for the 5ths, but their team fell narrowly short at St Georges.
  • Andy Reece made an unbeaten 50 for the friendly XI; whilst Mark O’Connor returned to the club with 27.

WCC FANTASY CRICKET LEAGUE, SPONSORED BY LETS MOVE

Hottest assests in Week Nine:

Daniel Lloyd (£8.4m) 167 points
Dhruv Parashar (£7.8m) 167 points
Matt Stinson (£5.8m) 110 points

Manager Standings:

1. View from the boundary edge – Dave Morris – 4518
2. Umpire Strikes Back – Hugh Morris – 3839
3. That kept low- Lewis Gough – 3836

Manager of the Week:

Leyland CC – Michael Nadal – 690 points

Elsewhere In The Club

  • Wellington U16 Girls won their first match of the season against Sentinel by just two runs last Tuesday! And Wellington Ladies won by the same margin against Shifnal on Thursday. Two great games!
  • The U15 Colts had their game against Forton called off last night – a game that was well poised, with Wellington on 40-1 off 8 overs chasing 123.
  • Avneesh Sakremath hit 33 for our U13 Tigers against Allscott Heath on Friday, and he also claimed three wickets.

Looking Forward

  • Wellington have a big home match against Bridgnorth this Saturday. All support welcome – and of course we will be showing England’s QF vs Switzerland on the big screen from 5PM.
  • There’s another triple matchday for the club’s U13 sides on Wednesday night. Let’s hope the weather is kind and we can get them all played!
  • Sunday is going to be a huge day at the club as we host a big fundraiser – the Wrekin Eatin’ Festival. Details and tickets, here.
    We also need volunteers to help us on the day, so email secretary@wellingtoncc.co.uk if you’d like to get involved.

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