Under a blue sky and with scorching temperatures, Nailsea Second team skipper Rich Kingscott took his life in his hands at home to Bedminster, by winning the toss and electing to field!
However, the decision proved to be correct as the Seconds recorded an emphatic 9 wicket victory. Early wickets for Nick Jervis (second ball), Neil Gladstone-Smith and Steve Spencer had Bedminster on the rack at 66-4, but Bedminster batted well in not losing any further wickets, reaching the break on an imposing 215-4.
In reply, Kingscott and Simon Hopkinson made steady progress. With the wicket still playing well, they accelerated rapidly, taking the partnership to 170, before the skipper fell for 58.
Kieron Walker then joined Hopkinson, as the pair saw Nailsea through to 216 without further loss. Hopkinson finished unbeaten on 84, Walker 22*, with extras contributing a significant 52!!
The win leaves the Seconds handily placed as we approach the halfway point in the season.