U13 started the Perrott weekend on a high note beating Huish & Langport by 10 wickets. Perrott restricted the visitors to 63 -4 in 20 overs. In reply the Perrott opening pair knocked off the runs in just 8 overs.
Ist XI hosted Frome and started well putting on 50 in 11 overs before George Retter went for 25. Thereafter the usual fluent Perrott batting lineup struggled against some tight bowling and good fielding from the Frome team. Jack Henderson made a fine 57 and Gordon Whorlow 41 as Perrott ended on 187-8, well below par. The Frome reply was anchored by opener Sanger with 69NO whilst there were odd glimpses of hope for the home side the visitors strolled home in the 36th over 6 wickets down. 2 wickets for George Johnson and 1 a piece for 4 of the other bowlers.
3rd XI travelled to Wincanton. Batting first Will Frost continued his good form with 38 and Simon Gerring 25 helped Perrott to 131 all out.. A tremendous bowling effort from George Preston 5-22 was not enough to save the team as the home side scored the winning runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Tom Johnson and Will Owens taking a wicket each.
The Sunday XI had a walkover in the Mid Wessex league with the opposition unable to raise a side.
1st XI beat Chard in the SCB Major Cup by 8 wickets. Chard scored 96 in their 20 overs, 2 wickets each for Alex Eckland,Gordon Whorlow and George Retter there was a memorable one handed catch from Alex Eckland which would have graced any 1st class ground included.In reply Whorlow made 60 not out from 59 balls with 17 from Alex Eckland and 13 NO from George Johnson seeing Perrott win the 19th over. Perrott travel to Shapwick & Polden in the next round.
The 2nd XI travelled to Crewkerne in the SCB Minor Cup. Batting first Perrott posted 104 with 50 from Max Dicker. Crewkerne found the Perrott bowling to their liking and knocked the runs off for the loss of just 1 wicket.
Perrott recorded another 4 senior victories over the weekend.
On Saturday the 1st XI travelled to Wembdon and restricted the hosts to 168 all out. Perrott gave an under par performance in the field with plenty to work on including cutting out 39 extras the top score for the home side. Gordon Whorlow took 4-32 and Lorraine Szczepanski 3-30 as spin was order of the day. Perrott paced their reply with Whorlow again leading the way with 71 NO, George Retter 36 and skipper Jake Symes 38NO as they passed Wembdon's score for just 2 wickets down.
2nd XI hosted Crewkerne in a local derby. Crewkerne elected to bat first and managed 133-9 in their 45 overs. Rick Hyett lead by example with 5-21 and senior partner Mark Downing took 2-19. Perrott made hard work of passing the score and were indebted to Jason Bradley 42 and Jonny Ireland 29, finally getting there in the 42nd over with 4 wickets in hand.
3rd XI had an exciting game against Castle Cary 2's. Batting first Perrott were struggling until Luke Jackson came in at 9 to score 33 quick runs and take the total to 125 all out. A good spell of bowling from U13's Tegan Furner 3-27 and support from the more experienced players Alistair Hayton, Rob Meech and Luke Jackson 2 wickets each meant Cary kept losing wickets on a regular basis. In the end they were all out for 116 and victory for Perrott in good tight game of cricket.
Sunday saw Perrott return to Wembdon for the National Village Cup game. Batting first Perrott scored 207-5 in 40 overs with George Retter 51,Lewis Hunt 46NO and George Johnson 68NO top scorers. Johnson then lead the way with the ball taking 3-20 and supported by young Max Dicker 3-35 and not quite so young Mark Downing 2-40 as Wembdon were all out for 177. Perrott now travel to Chew Magna on 27th May for the area semi final.
North Perrott's Lorraine Szczepanski and Alex Eckland made excellent contributions for Somerset ladies and Dorset CCC respectively over the weekend.
On Sunday Lorraine played against Warwickshire bowling well to end with figures of 10 over 3 for 43. She was then in at the nail biting end of innings ending with 3 not out as the game was tied on 124 each.
Meanwhile Alex Eckland was playing for Dorset against Wiltshire in 2 x T20 games. Dorset came out on top in both with Alex taking 2 catches and scores of 11 & 3
Both players were involved again on Monday with Lorraine playing against Nottinghamshire with another outstanding set of bowling figures 10 overs 1 for 22. Not Out again with 5 when batting she ran out of partners as Somerset crashed to a 112 run loss.
Alex was playing at Sidmouth against Devon in 2 more T20 games. In the first game scoring 21 as Dorset won by 36 runs and top scoring in the 2nd game with 48 from 41 balls, however it wasn't enough to stop a first loss by 30 runs.
Mon 21st May
U12 v Ilton 6.00
Wed 23rd May
Somerset O50's v Isle of Wight O50's 1.00
Sat 26h May
Minehead v 1st XI 12.30
2nd XI v Huntspill & District 1.30
Ilminster A v 3rd XI 1.30
Sun 27th May
Yeovil Whirlwinds v U10 10.00
Mon 28th May
U12 v Sparkford 6.00