CRICKET: Weymouth send reigning champs Parley packing

DELIGHTED: Kieron Womble

DELIGHTED: Kieron Womble

First published in Sport by , Sports Reporter

PARLEY 178 (5pts) lost to WEYMOUTH 179-4 (20pts) by 6 wickets

AN ECSTATIC Kieron Womble was full of praise for his Weymouth side after they toppled league leaders Parley with a convincing six-wicket win at Redlands.

Standout performances from Simon Browne with the ball and Dean Janaway with the bat meant Weymouth grabbed maximum points from the encounter to reclaim their place in the division’s top four.

“It was a great win,” said Weymouth skipper Womble.

“We fielded amazingly, we bowled well and again the standout performer was Simon Browne with his 6-39 off of 10 overs.

“We have been bowling really well all year and we knew that if we stuck at it we would get the result, which is very pleasing.”

Browne carved his way through the Parley middle order to restrict the current league champions to just 178 on a Redlands wicket that was well suited for batting.

With his side in the box seat at tea, Womble also praised the calmness of the top order to chase down the total with relative ease.

He added: “To get them down to 178 was superb, it was definitely a better pitch than that.

“To have the batsmen stand up and make contributions at the top of the order was good too.

“Winning games gives you confidence and in comparison to last year we have been getting over the line much more, it makes such a big difference overall.”

The skipper, who finished unbeaten at the end of the run chase, also reflected on the first time the two teams met earlier this season.

And Womble also admitted it was nice to gain some revenge after suffering a heavy defeat to Parley on the opening day of the campaign.

“The first game was so pivotal. Even though it was a bit of a hammering people didn’t give up and heads didn’t go down,” he added.

“We knew after that there would be a turning point and to get revenge over them was pretty sweet.”

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