Another blow for Minehead

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MINEHEAD suffered their second successive defeat on Saturday when they lost by seven wickets at home to Bridgwater II in a rain-affected 40-over game.

Batting first for the third game in a row, the dependable opening partnership of Andrew Stevens and Ian Buchanan began watchfully, with Buchanan in particular punishing anything loose.

He had made 59 by the time he was caught behind off Habberfield with the score on 82.

Stevens continued to occupy the crease as Brad Martin fell for six but was then adjudged LBW for 34 shortly after.

Dan Bowditch and Liam Muggeridge set about building a competitive total but when the latter was caught at square leg for 16 and Bowditch at cover for 18 the innings was stuttering at 160-5 with the boundaries becoming more and more infrequent.

Some good late running from Dan Godfrey (32) and Braden Taylor (10) took the innings to a slightly below par 201-7 from 40 overs.

In reply, Bridgwater opener Stuart Butt wasted little time in whittling away at the total as he took the attack to the Minehead bowlers.

He raced to his half-century and had taken a sizeable chunk out of the run chase before fellow opener Bellinger fell for 17 with the score on 81.

Two wickets in two balls for spinner Muggeridge (2-23) were not enough to halt his progress and he finished unbeaten on 96 as he and Devitt (51no) knocked off the remaining runs with seven wickets and more than six overs left.

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