Taunton St Andrews Second XI are through to the next round of the Baker Cup after beating North Newton by 27 runs at the Wyvern Club on Monday evening.

After choosing to bat first the hosts lost two early wickets before being rescued by Steve Jenkins and his older brother Martin who had opened the innings. The pair saw the 50 up in the ninth over and stayed together to see the 100 onto the board in the 14th.

Steve Jenkins saw up his half century but next ball was out making the score 127 for five in the 16th.

Skipper Jordan Clapp then came to the wicket and helped to see the hosts reach 154 for five from their 18 overs. Chris Wadham with three for 25 from five overs was the pick of the bowlers.

When North Newton replied they were given a good start by Dave Worthington and Cameron Street who together saw the score past 50 in the sixth over.

The game changed however when 17 year old spinner Nathan Yarde was brought into the attack and with his first ball accounted for Street for 29. Next over Yarde had Worthington well caught by ‘keeper Thomas Rew for 16.

Yarde kept the wickets tumbling at his end and eventually ended with five for 31 from his five over stint. Ben Walford claimed two for 31, including Miles Skuse for 40, while Harry Clements playing his first game for two years returned with one for 22 as North Newton ended on 127.