WELLINGTON bounced back to winning form with a 78-run home win over bottom side Taunton Deane and so completed the season's double over their rivals in the Bristol/Somerset Division of the West of England Premier Cricket League.

It was only their fourth win of the season but the victory enabled them to move up to sixth in the table.

Wellington, put into bat first on a blustery day, made their best start of the season with openers Nathan Roberts and George Ruell putting on 126 for the first wicket. Roberts was the first to go, having scored 54 off 73 balls, stumped by Joshua Cobb.

Fellow opener George Ruell (52) was next out, becoming the second victim of Rufus Williams-Pritchard, after a short stand with Jack Beal.

Jacob Hurry joined Beal and the pair put on 64 before Hurry was out for 30, with his partner being caught for 44 with only another three runs added.

Sachindu Colobage (5), skipper Arron Campbell (2) and Luke Desave (4) were out as Wellington slumped to 221 for seven.

Wellington were finally all out for 241 with Ben Evett (21) being the only batter in the lower order to score double figures.

James Salt took 3-30, Williams-Pritchard 4-39 and Ben Squire 2-49.

In response, the Deane had scored only 19 when opener Tenessee Haslow was run out after scoring only four.

Fellow opener Harry Smith was joined by Ali Hamid and the pair took the score to 57 before Smith was out for a run-a-ball 41, the first of four quick wickets for Campbell. The Deane slumped to 67-5, Campbell having taken 4-6 in three devastating overs for the visitors.

The Deane added only two more runs with Colobage bowling Cobb (1), leaving the visitors with a mountain to climb. Colobage had Edward Mellor trapped lbw for one - with the score at 88-7 and the Deane in all sorts of trouble.

Ben Trick scored 32 before being eighth out at 158 and Salt followed four runs later.

The Deane ended their innings as they had started with Squire being run out with their total on 163.

Campbell finished with figures of 4-22, Colobage 2-35 and Toby Stirzaker 2-41. 

Elsewhere, Downend stay top of the division despite losing their crucial clash away to second-placed Midsomer Norton. Batting first Midsomer Norton scored 240 all out with C Harvey hitting 129. In reply Downend were bowled out for 156 with C Loud scoring 71. C Harvey snapped up 3-23.

The result means Midsomer Norton are now only four points behind Downend with both sides having played the same number of games.

Congresbury maintained third spot with a 34-run home win over Ilminster who were bowled out for 250 when chasing 285 to win.