Wedmore 127 – 9 v Temple Cloud 126 – 8

Temple 2nds started their season away to Wedmore 1st XI. In a match that swung more ways than a Richard Appleyard yorker, we were unfortunate to lose by one wicket in a low scoring contest.

Skipper Veats lost the toss and the opposition Captain put us into bat.   On a difficult batting track the loss of two early wickets meant consolidation was needed and Comer and Haydon did just that taking the score to 69. Wickets fell steadily with only debutant Paul Lester looking comfortable against the Wedmore bowlers.

At 95-8 Temple looked to be heading for a poor score but the cavalry arrived in the shape of Gale and Campbell who took the score up to 125-8 at the end of the 40 overs.

Wedmore struggled early on against the swing of Appleyard and he picked wickets up regularly and with the score at 50-6 Temple were really in the box seat. The match changing partnership happened when Wedmore skipper Peters joined Harris in the middle.

They chanced their arm and played shots at will. Temple can consider themselves unfortunate as on several occasions the ball landed just short or just over a fielder with young spinner Henry Liddington being especially unlucky after a fine bowling spell.

Three more wickets fell to leave Wedmore needing two to win with their last man which they managed without further mishap.