Blagdon CC 111 all out Kilmersdon CC 184-7
Kilmersdon won by 73 runs
Kilmersdon brought their season to a close with a 73-run victory over Blagdon, and in doing so, secured a third placed finish in Division Four of the North Somerset Cricket League.
The hosts elected to field first and were soon rewarded, as Robert Hunt (2-24) removed Alex Gardiner (6) and Mark Batchelar (10) in the first few overs. A partnership of 47 runs, between Steve Jackson and Ashley Davis, helped to steady the ship, before Davis holed out to the deep square leg boundary for 15. Jackson pressed on and passed his 50, before falling to a smart catch by Mark Lyons for 78, and there were some late cameos from Darren Gould (16), Ben Curtis (18*) and Keinan Cooper (12) as Kilmersdon posted a competitive total of 184-7 from their 40 overs.
After tea, the accuracy of opening bowlers, Darren Davis and Charlotte Hazell, kept runs at a premium and after dismissing Freddie Patch for four. Hazell then took the key wicket of the dangerous, Bevan Wade, for eight, aided by a fine catch in the deep by Keiron Gray, to finish with 2-31 from her eight overs. Harry Humphries bowled a remarkable spell, taking a wicket with the first ball of each of his first three overs, to claim 4-15. There were also late wickets for Curtis (1-16), Cooper (1-18) and Gray (2-5) as the home side were bowled out for 111, Tim Patch top scoring with 29.
This was a fine win for Kilmersdon, to end a successful season for the club, with great strides made by many of the club’s group of players and a friendly atmosphere maintained throughout the campaign.
The club would like to thank everyone who has contributed to or supported Kilmersdon over the summer, and will look forward to the 2020 season with the promise of further success next year.