Welshpool 103 all out lost to Allscott 254 all out by 151 runs

WELSHPOOL’S testing start to the season continued with a 151 run thrashing at Allscott.

Opener Carl Starling starred in a 136 run second wicket partnership alongside Jason Allen before both departed in quick succession.

Starling was caught by Allan Williams off Tom Bowen for 97 before Nick Davies caught Allen for 37 off Williams (1-53).

Bowen completed his 2-39 with Shaun Rigby caught by Matt McWhinnie for 23.

Despite the best efforts of Joe Monk (3-51) and McWhinnie (3-60) the home middle order continued to tot up the runs with Richard Benting (21) and Jason Summers (29) guiding their side to 254 to defend.

Luke Thornton (5-29) and Wayne Phillips (3-24) claimed regular wickets in reply with only Nick Davies (13) and Patrick Davies (19) resisting before captain Russell Cadwallader top scored with 26 with Pool dismissed for 103.