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Weekly Round-Up: 4th June

Weekend Summary

Wellington travelled to Worfield and were edged out by three-wickets despite the best efforts of Matt Simmonds. It was a short and straight-forward afternoon for the 2nd XI who bowled out Lilleshall for just 97. The 3rds and 4ths both remain winless after falling short against Montgomery and St Georges III. However, the 5ths did taste victory at home to Church Aston II by 26 runs in a high scoring affair on Sunday. There was also an enjoyable friendly between a Wellington XI and Church Stretton which our side won by just three runs.

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PerformanCE of the Weekend

Ryan Fernando was the clear winner of the most outstanding performance this week with an inspired spell of 7-30 for the 2nd XI in their demolition of Lilleshall. On top of that fine stint, he also collected a direct hit run-out. Well played Ryan!

YOUNG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEKEND

Matt Marshall hit an unbeaten 52 for the Friendly XI at home on Sunday – a great knock that propelled his side to a narrow victory!

Honourable Mentions

  • Dave Good notched an impressive century for the 5th XI on Sunday, which in most weeks would have made him a cert for POTW.
  • Matt Simmonds contributed 71 off his side’s total of 124 – and was unlucky to only collect one wicket in his spell with the ball.
  • Luke Goring clearly had something better to be doing on Saturday, hitting his first ball for six before making short work of the Lilleshall attack on his way to 58 not out from 43 balls.
  • Ian Murphy picked up four catches behind the stumps for the 2nd XI – a fine afternoon’s work for for the veteran gloveman.
  • Harjot Singh (4-45) was the shining light in the 3rd XI’s defeat to Montgomery.

WCC FANTASY CRICKET LEAGUE, SPONSORED BY LETS MOVE

Hottest assests in Week Five:

Ryan Fernando (£5.6m) 174 points
Dave Good (£5.7m) 146 points
Matt Simmonds (£7.2m) 138 points

Manager Standings:

1. View from the boundary edge – Dave Morris – 2474
2. Umpire Strikes Back – Hugh Morris – 2168
3. That kept low- Lewis Gough – 2137

Manager of the Week:

Norman Ross Academy – Matt Stinson – 705 points

Elsewhere In The Club

  • There were mixed returns for Wellington’s U15 squads on Monday night. The Stags won an absolute thriller at St Georges; whilst the Colts were undone at home to an impressive Bridgnorth side. Matt Morris (38), Sam Good (33) and Seth Harbour (17) put in the best individual displays.
  • Our U13 Panthers picked up a big win on Wednesday in their first match of the season at Bridgnorth. Unfortunately the Lions and Tigers were both rained off after bad weather last week.
  • It was a glorious morning for the U11s. The Foxes won their first Incrediball match at Newport; however the Wolves were beaten at Codsall.

Looking Forward

  • Wellington host Shrewsbury this evening (Tuesday) weather-permitting in the BDPCL T20 Knockout.
  • Our U16 Girls team start their season this Thursday with a home match against Wem. Good luck girls!
  • Elsewhere, there is the usual packed schedule of U11, U13 and U15 cricket over the next week. Hopefully we can get some more settled weather to get all these games on.

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