Batting first, Morebath’s innings was punctuated by several heavy showers. They lost two early wickets to the persevering Lee Penny and at 61 for 6 appeared to be heading for a low total. An excellent partnership, however, of 80 between Chris Hill and M Hunt (29) kept the home side in the game. Hill played several delightful shots, particularly though the covers, as he made his way to a fine 56 as the home side were finally bowled out in their final over for 151.
James Rexworthy finished with the excellent figures of 5 for 33 off eight overs, but overall Stogumber’s bowling and fielding was below par, perhaps a reflection of several of their players celebrating a special birthday of a popular member the previous evening.
Stogumber were given a sound start by Stuart Thorne and Brandon Walsh but against some excellent and accurate bowling found themselves in trouble at 60 for 4 and with the overs slipping away. Aarron Webster (21) helped Penny take the score past the 130 mark before Webster departed. Penny was then well caught by Mock for 52, but sensible batting by Ben Howe and two lusty blows by the experienced Brian Penny took Stogumber to victory.
Morebath: 151 (C Hill 56, M Hunt 29, J Rexworthy 5-33, L Penny 2-31).
Stogumber: 152 – 6 (S Penny 52, A Webster 21, H Oliver 3-39).
Morebath 8 points, Stogumber 26 points.