Ilminster CC 1st XI 190 / All out (39.4) def. Weston-super-Mare CC 1st XI 68 / All out (19.3)

ILMINSTER Cricket Club earned a very impressive 127-run victory at the weekend over Weston-super-Mare CC.

The match in the WEPL Premier Two division saw Ilminster bowl very well to pick up 20 league points and move to fourth on the table.

After winning the toss, Ilminster won the toss and chose to bat first.

Adeesha Nanayakkara continued his impressive form of late with a 73 run score.

It came off 60 deliveries and he managed to hit 6 fours and 1 six for a strike rate of 121.67.

Batting at three, Jonny Warry also added an important 40 runs to the home sides total.

And there was also a strong contribution from Charlie Vickery who added 33 runs not out off 54 deliveries.

Despite those three batters doing well, the Weston-super-Mare bowlers looked good as they dismissed the rest of the batting lineup for single digit scores.

In fact, there was two ducks and five players who scored just two runs for Ilminster as the Weston bowlers were in good knick.

Harry Gadsden took four wickets for 32 runs in his seven over spell, and he took the key wickets of Nanayakkara and Warry.

But the best figures of the day were from Shabel Ahmed who took four wickets for just 13 runs in 6.4 overs.

In reply, Weston were given a revised target of 196 from 50.0 overs, but they would not go very close to achieving it.

Opening batters Jack Press and Lachie Bailey put in a good start as they scored 18 and 31 respectively.

However when they were both bowled lbw in quick succession by Charlie Vickery, the Weston innings collapsed.

Shabel Ahmed scored four runs batting at three, and besides any extras that was the last runs scored for quite some time.

Davis Trego, Tim Foden, Aadit Potdar, Chris Davidson, Ryan Hearse, Harry Gadsden, and Andrew Fear all were dismissed for ducks.

The away teams innings truly fell apart as every batter from four to ten were out for zero runs.

Tom Court added six runs not out but it was in vein as Ilminster had easily earned the victory.

James Thompson took a very impressive five wickets for five runs in his five over spell. Wow.

Vickery took three wickets and Nanayakkara took one wicket, with one being a run out.

Up next for Ilminster is an away trip to Shapwick & Polden CC on Saturday, August 19.