A SUPERB century by opening batsman Warrick Fynn set Oswestry 1st XI on the road to victory against Wellington in their Birmingham League clash at The Stonehouse Oval on Saturday.

The compact and well–organised left hander was at his very best, as he systematically drove, pulled and cut the visiting attack to pieces and Fynn leapt into the air and roared his delight, acknowledging the generous applause from around the ground for his ton.

When he finally departed for 111 off just 117 balls, the Oswestry maestro had cracked 17 boundaries, including 15 fours and 2 sixes.

He was well supported by fellow opener, Joe Carrasco (30) and youngsters, Josh Coleridge (19) and Josh Kirk (32) to reach 246-7 from their 50 overs, including six penalty runs due to Wellington’s slow over-rate.

Wellington, in reply, always struggled against an accurate Oswestry attack, as Roman Walker (4-23) made early in-roads into their batting, removing opener Dan Lloyd and South African professional Simon Khomari, in quick succession.

There were three wickets for left arm spinner Charlie Morris and two wickets for Johnny Davies and that man again Fynn, as Wellington were dismissed in the final over for 156.

Fynn, who also took a stunning, reaction catch at mid-wicket, was fittingly named “Man of the Match”.

Dean Suter, standing in for Robbie Clarke, said: "We bounced back following last week's defeat at Halesowen. Our batters got their heads down and posted a good total, enabling us to apply pressure with the ball. We talked about what we wanted to do before the game and executed our plans well."

A young and inexperienced Oswestry second team were no real match for their Wellington counterparts at Orelton Park.

Josh Darley was pick of the bowlers as Wellington reached 285 - 4 off their allotted 45 overs. Darley, who continues to show considerable promise, then carried his bat and was undefeated on 52, as Oswestry closed on 138 for 9.