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Match Report

1st XI v Butleigh (A)

Saturday, 9th July 2005
Somerset Cricket League
Division 1

Chew Magna First Eleven produced another great performance on the road this week, beating third placed side Butleigh by 52 runs and breaking their all time highest score record into the bargain. On a good track with short boundaries at the picturesque Butleigh ground, Chew made hay while the sun shone. Despite losing Paul King for 7 early on, the run feast started early with Captain Iain Locke posting a fifty. This was followed up by the burly Ken Mondair and a typically explosive 66 which included 4 sixes.

Nick Beedell managed just 17, but Brent Roberts back in form showed his class as he smashed a quick fire 67 which included 3 fours and 3 sixes. Late arrival Andy Witcombe came in at 6 and scored 33, and despite low scores from Ando and Garry Filer, Rusty hit the last ball of the innings for 6 to reach a team total of 291 for 8 off the 45 overs. This as far as anyone can remember is a recored for the first team and may even be a club record for games in the Somerset League.

After tea the Butleigh batsmen set about the improbable task of chasing the target, but to maintain nearly 6.5 runs an over is a big ask. Predictably they fell short by some margin and Chew won by 52 runs. Amongst the wicket takers was Mark Anderson who picked up 4 for 68 off his 12 overs. Another good win which keeps the pressure up on Minehead and Ilton at the top of the table.

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