The 1st XI travelled to Street where they asked the home side to bat. Perrott were quickly rewarded as the home side lost 4 quick wickets to Stacy Hawes and Josh Marshall-James. They recovered a little from 40-4 but Perrott continued to take regular wickets and Street finished on 116 all out. S Hawes 4-43, Brett Johnson 3-26,Josh M-J 2-21 and debutant Lorraine Szczepanski 1-17. Perrott had to face 15 overs before tea and found themselves 2 down as Alex Eckland and Jake Symes fell to spin of Mitchell. Things got worse after tea when Brett Johnson was also bowled by Mitchell. A further break ensued as a thunder storm passed through and thanks to some sterling work by the Street captain and Perrott supporters play was able to resume. A revised target of 97 from 41 overs was set which Perrott got in 31st over. Skipper Whorlow on 47 not out and George Johnson 20 not out. Perrott stay 2nd going in to final match next week.
Perrott 2's playing at home to Leigh on Mendip put the visitors in and thanks to good spells from Theo Draper 3-26 and Chris Rowswell 3-36 were able to contain the visitors to 152 - 8 of 44.1 overs at which point the heavens opened and a premature end to the game had to be called.
The Academy XI travelled to Lydford where thanks to excellent 50's from Jonny Hopper (51) and Jack Dicker (58) with some support from Fisher 26 and Ian Dicker 17 Perrott went in to tea with 205-7 on the board. Unfortunately the heavy rain then also arraived at Lydford and no further play was possible.
Perrott Monkeys the clubs U19 T20 side were in action yesterday at the Somerset Finals day of the NatWest T20 competition which were held at Uphill Castle and Weston Super Mare criclet clubs.The matches are 10 overs each batsman retires at 30 and maximum 2 overs per bowler.
Their first round robin matches were against Wembdon whom they beat by 19 runs having scored 99 ( H Desroy 30 retired) and then Uphill Castle where a second victory was secured this time off the last ball of the game with 3 quickly runs byes.
This meant a semi final place againt Taunton St Andrews. The Monkeys took the field first and an all round superb bowling and fielding display restricted St Andrews to 73. In reply Perrott skipper Jake Symes retired at 30, when we got to the last ball 4 were required to take game to a 'super over' however only 1 run was made and the Monkeys lost by 3 runs.
The club is proud of the all those who represented it and gave of their best throughout the day.The Monkeys were Jake Symes,Harry Desroy,Alex Eckland,Frank Spurway,Tom Stewart,Jonny Ireland,Hugo Hammond,Archie Bromfield,Lorraine Szczepanski,Jack Dicker,Luke Jackson & George Stewart.
1st XI cruised to victory against Uphill Castle in a game reduced to 45 overs which enabled the visitors to assemble all their players. Batting first Perrott made 191 for 9 with George Johnson leading the way with 43, Jake Syme 42 and everyone else getting to double figures.
The visitors were soon in trouble at 14-4 with Stacy Hawes and Josh M-J taking 2 wickets each and clearing the top order.Only a free flowing 43 from number 6 Cox enabled the visitors to reach 93 all out. Stacy Hawes ending with 4-30, Alex Eckland 3-13, Josh M-J 2-35 and Brett Johnson 1-12 and Perrott remain 2nd in the league.
The 2nd XI travelled to Cheddar who were asked to bat first. They built their innings around opener Kent 83 who was well supported by all the other batsman as they totalled 214-4. Skipper Rick Hyett was pick of the Perrott bowlers with 2-28 with 7 bowlers being used to try and find the winning formula.
Perrott found batting difficult on a track with variable bounce although 43 from Dom Barnes, 37 Harry Desroy and 21 from Tom Stewart the oves ran out with Perrott on 170 -8.
Academy XI were at home to Westlands 3rds and were indebted to Alistair Hayton with 61 and young Max Dicker 60 not out in their total of 209-6.Westlands made a measured reponse and reached their target in the 37th over also 6 wickets down. There were 2 wickets each for Reece Malcolm and Harry Morrisey as skipper Ian Dicker used 9 bowlers over the course of the innings.
Clarification has been issued from Somerset League as anomaly in rules re start times :-
All league games will start at 1.30 for the whole season
Light Rain Shower
Wind: 5 mph
Saturday 29th August
1st XI v Butleigh 12.30
Academy XI v Long Sutton ( TBA) 1.30
Saturday 29th August
2nd XI v Staplegrove 1.30