WELLINGTON are out of the 20-overs a side Baker Cup cricket competition after losing by eight runs away to Chard in the third round on Monday.

The South Somerset side, who play one level below Wellington in the West of England Premier League, decided to bat first and overcame a poor start to score 139-5 in their allotted overs.

Although Chard's openers Niall Crouch and Scott Wells-Barr were out for ducks, the home side were rescued by Dan Parsons (39) and Malcolm Cloete (49 not out) who put on 54 runs in good time for the fourth wicket.

Skipper Arron Campbell took 2-26, while there were wickets for Luke Desave, Toby Stirakar and Sachindu Colombage.

Wellington made a promising start with George Ruell (11) and Campbell (34) sharing an opening stand of 30. 

Wellington were still in a good place until they lost the in-form Alex Sparks who was out for only two. 

Wickets began to tumble with Colombage (19) fourth out at 85 and Campbell following at 98 in the 15th over. 

Callum Hendy, with 12, was the only other batter to reach double figures as Wellington fell agonisingly short of their target with nine out.

Jon Dalwood was Chard's most successful bowler with 4-21.