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CRICKET: Losing run continues for Winsley
9:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in Sport
WINSLEY slipped to their fourth defeat in a row last weekend as they were hammered by eight wickets at the hands of Devizes.
Charlie Holton’s men batted first but got off to a difficult start as their first five wickets fell for just 36 runs.
Winsley’s Brendan Nasser did his best to steady the ship with his knock of 46 while Jim Gough made 28.
But the Devizes bowlers were on form, with Tom Grant, Jon Couch, Tim Saye, Mark Banham and James Langa all taking two wickets apiece as Holton’s side were skittled for 137 early in the 39th over.
Winsley claimed the wicket of visiting skipper Joe Wookey for just 12 runs, but Devizes’ Saye and Grant hit unbeaten totals of 65 and 56 respectively, both coming from 44 deliveries.
Holton’s men were powerless to prevent the visitors easing to 138-2 in just over 18 overs.
Winsley, who currently sit third-from-bottom in the Wiltshire Division table, travel to mid-table Great Bedwyn tomorrow.
Bedwyn’s Charlie Knight and Dan Swatton took three wickets apiece as Winsley were beaten by 38 runs when the two sides met in June.
- IN THE Glos/Wilts Division, Westbury got back to winning ways last weekend with a seven-wicket triumph over Dumbleton.
The visitors won the toss and opted to bat first but they were put under constant pressure by the Westbury bowling attack, with Dumble-ton’s first three wickets falling for just 33 runs.
Matt Nicholson offered up the most resistance with an unbeaten knock of 29, while Jamie Bill made 18 as Westbury’s Andy Carroll ended the afternoon with figures of 4-13.
Simon Rose claimed 2-20 as Dumbleton were restricted to 151-8.
Lydon Gibbons spearheaded the Westbury run chase with an unbeaten 56 while Ben Whiting was also not out on 23.
Dumbleton’s Akash Patel took two wickets but Jared McDonald chipped in with 22 as Richard Oakley’s men cruised to 152-3 early in the 33rd over.
Mid-table Westbury travel to county rivals Potterne tomorrow, looking to avenge their 81-run home defeat in the reverse fixture in June.
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