97 from Luke Brown, and 49 from Liam Male saw Ilton post 198-5 when they hosted Shapwick & Polden. A valliant 56 from Shapwick’s Will Pope wasn’t enough when Brown also did damage with the ball taking 4-15 as Shapwick were 138-8 at the end of their overs.
Glastonbury struggled against the Temple Cloud bowlers as Richard Appleyard and Connagh Wilton took 3 a piece, posted 77 from their innings. Temple’ Cloud’s captain then saw his side home in the 16th over.
Kilve’s Jay Darrell started positively, but with little support until Jim Taylor joined him at the crease Kilve limped to 103, helped by double figure extras. Defending champions Wiveliscombe lost a few cheap wickets but Elliot Adu Darko and George Sinnott steadied the ship and passed the total in the 15th over.
We couldn’t have asked for a closer game when Ashbrittle faced Bagborough. A strong opening stand for Ashbrittle’s Mark White and Rob Williams allowed them to post 178-6. Bagborough fell agonisingly short by one run after three run outs.
Top order runs for Jack Williams, Joe Weare and Alex Raistrich allowed Cranmore to post 188-5 despite 3-37 from Liam Hosford. In reply, 74* from Robert Clothier wasn’t enough and Timsbury closed their innings on 166-8.
Round three was closed out when Bedminster beat Bridgwater. 95 from Tim Netto saw Bridgwater post 154-3 but Chris McCormack and Ahsaan Butt saw home Bedminster with two balls to spare.
Ashbrittle v Wiveliscombe
Yeovil v Ilton
Shaftesbury v Bedminster
Cranmore v Temple Cloud