Watchet’s good form continues

By Aaron Kendall   |   Assistant Editor   |
Friday 18th August 2017 7:53 am
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WATCHET continued their improved form in Division Three with a 32-run win at home to Barrington on Saturday.

They batted first and were in early trouble at 21-3 off ten overs, but Conor Jeromson and Ryan Strong rescued the situation with a 100-run stand for the fourth wicket.

Strong played the anchor role as Jeromson hit the ball to all parts of the boundary in a blistering 61 – his highest score for the 1st XI.

When he was out, Strong continued to bat patiently and hold the innings together, eventually passing 50 for the third time this season.

After he was caught for 62, only Archie Walsh made double figures as wickets tumbled and the innings ended on 184-9.

In reply, Barrington also lost early wickets, with the in-form Ryan Dellow bowling both openers.

But again like Watchet, they enjoyed a high-scoring partnership, with Towill and Gering putting on 90 before the introduction of captain Dominic Bowden and Matt Lovell saw them rip the heart out of the Barrington batting with three wickets apiece.

Watchet took the remaining wickets quickly, with Jeromson completing his man of the match performance with two fine catches as Barrington were all out for 152.

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