Weston 3s lost again on Saturday away to Cranmore 1s.
On a baking hot afternoon with a true wicket and lightening quick outfield Weston 4ths and Winscombe 2nds scored over 550 runs between them on Saturday.
Batting first the visitors, Winscombe, made 297 for 8 with half centuries from two batsmen and the extras column. The bowling was wayward at times and only the senior pair of Dave Howes with four wickets and Jon Mayo with two exercised any degree of control. There was also a wicket each for Jamie Dance and Eoin Austen.
In reply Weston had the visitors worried although they eventually fell short on 271 for four. There was an excellent maiden century for Russ Green and a fine 80 from Luke Richards on his debut for the 4ths but with seven fielders on the boundary at times it was hard to keep the run rate in check.
How Weston rued those 40 wides they conceded.
The Forte Player of the Match was Russ Green.
Shorn of its leading run maker the 5th XI Academy side learned a tough lesson in the sunshine away against an experienced Churchill CC team containing only one u16 player. Batting first, only Jack Trego (32) and Ollie Thompson (21) showed the necessary concentration to bat for more than a few overs, facing 46 and 52 balls respectively. The Weston innings closed after just 31 overs on a disappointing 110 on a decent track with a short boundary.
Replying, Churchill made short work of the total getting to the line in just 15 overs (Jack Trego the pick of the bowlers with a wicket).
Jack Trego man of the match, although disappointingly there was little competition for the award this week. The batsman will have to do better next week to avoid a repeat against Peasdown.