Trego's all-round performance is a match-winner
SAM Trego made the most of a break in the weather to smash an unbeaten 160 and then claim 5-10 as Weston-super-Mare cruised to a 232-run home win over Chippenham in Premier Two of the Globe Sports West of England Premier League.
Trego, pictured, the older brother of Somerset all-rounder Pete, totally dominated the Seasiders' total of 307-6, hitting 17 fours and seven sixes off only 106 deliveries with extras, on 39 (including 32 wides), the next highest scorer.
Chippenham, who won the toss, made a reasonable start in pursuit of such a challenging target but the dismissal of Uzi Qureshi, caught by Tom Main off brother Ben, sparked a collapse from 54-1 to 75 all out.
Trego was the chief destroyer in a spell of 7.3 overs, while Ashley Allen kept the pressure on at the other end with a return of 3-8 from only six overs.
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The result moved Weston, relegated last summer, up to fourth with Chippenham still trapped in ninth place.
There was only one more result in this division, leaders Ashcott & Shapwick overcoming Glastonbury by 74 runs.
Bridgwater, meanwhile, maintained their unique record in this soggy summer of completing all their league fixtures to date, and recording a sixth win to remain top of Premier One.
Downend were their latest victims, falling by 142 runs at The Parks after winning the toss.
Skipper Matt Jackson (1-28 from ten) and brother Phil (2-38) helped restrict the home side to 131-5 before an unbroken stand of 102 between Jon Vickery (49) and former Somerset seamer Steffan Jones (47) boosted the total to 233-5.
Ian Bishop (4-14 from ten) then made early in-roads for Bridgwater with Jones and Mike Coles both claiming 2-13 as Downend folded to 91 all out, Adeel Hussain (30) top scoring.
Just one other match was completed in Premier One, Taunton St Andrews defeating Taunton Deane by 40 runs.
In Glos & Wilts, newly-promoted Chipping Sodbury recorded only their second win of the campaign, triumphing by 54 runs at Swindon.
Richard Howell, making his first appearance of the season, top-scored with 51, while opener Bryan Jater contributed 48.
Swindon were then dismissed for 119 by former skipper Jamie Rendell (4-26), Jamie Wakefield (3-21) and Jon Toghill (2-35).
Newly-promoted Timsbury moved to the top of Bristol & North Somerset with a 71-run triumph at struggling Nailsea.
Andy Carter top-scored for the village side with 70, Nick Jury and Liam Lester both claiming three wickets. And Gary Filer then bagged 3-19 as bottom side Nailsea, chasing a rain-reduced target, finished well shy.
The great majority of the league's remaining games were called off without a ball being bowled.
But several starts were possible, including at Penpole Lane where Shirehampton hosted neighbours Twyford House.
Shire were battling at 55-4 thanks to the efforts of Mark Fowler (2-13) and Tom Armfield (1-29, both from ten) when the weather made its final and decisive intervention.