Lympsham suffer last-ball defeat in exciting derby

PUBLISHED: 09:28 19 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:28 19 June 2015

Hayden Tuttiett.

Hayden Tuttiett.


Lympsham lost to Uphill Castle 2nd XI off the last ball of the match in a gripping local derby.

LYMPSHAM hosted neighbours Uphill Castle seconds and lost by three wicket off the last ball of the game.

The home side got off to the worst possible start losing both Dave Luff and Gary Hutton in the first three overs to leave them on 2-2. However, Jason Parsons and Jack Luff put on 67 before Parsons was caught behind for 43.

Luff passed his 50 off 63 balls, but was caught a few balls later. With the score on 118-4 after 25 overs, Lympsham were set for a positive last 20 overs. Hayden Tuttiett looked in superb form, punishing anything loose, while being supported at the other end by Tom Gooding.

Gooding made 19 before being caught, and this brought Rich Ford to the crease. Together with Tuttiett, the pair accelerated the run rate. Ford finished 39 not out, but it was Lympsham Concrete man of the match Hayden Tuttiett who stole the show in the last 10 overs, finishing on 76 from just 55 balls, including seven fours and five sixes, with Lympsham finishing on 245-7.

In reply, Lympsham applied pressure early on and ensured the first 13 overs went for just 25 runs for the loss of one wicket.

Wickets came at regular intervals, with Matt Mitchell (2-29), Liam Morris (1-47) and Adam Micklewright (2-51) getting the breakthroughs to leave Uphill 57-5 at the halfway stage.

However, as the rain started to fall, the game started to swing the other way. Tommy Llewellyn (81) and Ian Tasker (80) batted very well, and with the Lympsham bowlers and fielders struggling with the wet ball, the game was in the balance.

Both batsmen were eventually removed, but this wasn’t enough to stop them crossing the line off the last ball of the innings.

This was Lympsham’s first defeat of the season, but with other results also working in there favour, they are just four points off the top of the league, and travel to table-toppers Long Sutton on Saturday looking to bounce back.

Lympsham 2nd XI stopped a losing run with a well-earned victory against Belvedere 2nds.

After winning the toss, Lympsham batted first and scored a respectable 197, thanks to a fine 82 from Andy Hall and a solid 50 from Rod Simpson.

In reply, Belvedere lost quick wickets and were eventually dismissed for 165, thanks to some smart catches and 3-36 from Mark Russ. Man of the match, sponsored by the Indian Massala in Bleadon, was Andy Hall.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More from Weston Mercury

21 minutes ago

There are delays on the M5 tonight (Monday) after a crash involving two cars between Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.

Read more

Plans to build a further 67 houses in a tourist village have been given the green light.

Read more

Rubbish collections were delayed by ‘mindless vandals’ after a tyre-slashing rampage took place in Weston-super-Mare at the weekend.

Read more

Villagers are concerned more than 60 trees could be cut down to build six homes in Winscombe.

Read more

Two friends from school have opened up a new business in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more

A fun fundraising week saw students look back over years of show business.

Read more

Weston Lions Club members picked up their bin bags and litter-pickers and took to Kewstoke last week.

Read more

Weston’s coastguard and RNLI crews were called, mid-way through yesterday’s (Sunday’s) remembrance service, to rescue a kite-surfer who was in trouble.

Read more

There has been a significant increase in the number of syphilis cases in recent months.

Read more

Police swooped on suspected drug dealers in Weston-super-Mare town centre.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists