WELLINGTON will be looking to complete the season's double over Taunton and to maintain their tremendous 100 per cent record (Sat).
Wellington clinched the championship by beating North Petherton in a low scoring game last weekend, showing the qualities which have been a feature of their game throughout the summer. They appeared to be heading for defeat at Petherton but then took ten wickets as Pethy scored only 76 runs to gain an absorbing victory.
When Wellington played away to Taunton at the beginning of July, they won another low scoring game by four wickets. Taunton were bowled out for 73 with skipper Aron Campbell taking 3-10 and Sandaken (Dilly) Pathirana 3-12. Even so Wellington lost six wickets before Jack Beal came in to hit 21 off 11 balls.
This will be Dilly's last first team match before he flies back to Sri Lanka next week. Moving up a division next season, Wellington would obviously like to have Dilly in their side next summer. But it is not straight-forward with the cricketing authorities of both nations involved.
Meanwhile Wellington 2nd XI will make it a championship-double for the club if they win away to fourth-in-the-table Lydford Sports in Division Four of the Somerset League. Wellington are currently top, with a nine-point lead over second-placed Spaxton who are away to fifth-placed Purnell.
Wellington 3rd XI, who still have a chance of promotion in Division Seven Red, are away to North Newton who are lying in ninth spot.
In Division Two of the West Somerset League, Ashbrittle's unbeaten record will also be at stake when they play away to Wiveliscombe who are currently second from bottom but have a game in hand on Crowcombe who are just above them.
In Division Four, leaders Sampford Arundel entertain Brompton Ralph while rivals Hemyock and Minehead also have home fixtures - against Roadwater and Over Stowey respectively.