OBs have no answer to Andy's swing

PUBLISHED: 10:53 15 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:16 24 May 2010

LYMPSHAM 1st XI travelled to Yate in South Gloucestershire, to play Old Elizabethans in their opening league match of the season. Skipper Mike Tucker won the toss and invited the opposition to bat, and opening bowler Simon Pilgrim had instant success, dev

LYMPSHAM 1st XI travelled to Yate in South Gloucestershire, to play Old Elizabethans in their opening league match of the season.Skipper Mike Tucker won the toss and invited the opposition to bat, and opening bowler Simon Pilgrim had instant success, devastating the top order with some exceptional bowling. When SB Fencing man of the match Andy Russ was introduced into the attack, the home batsmen had no answer to his swing and guile, and with only Godfrey showing any resistance, the innings petered out on a dismal 116 all out. In reply, the visiting openers started steadily and soon reached 50 without loss. When Rich Ford was dismissed, the hosts had some slight hope, but Dave Luff, making his league debut for the club, and Jason Parsons saw the visitors through to victory with no further losses. This maximum points win gave Lympsham just the start to the season they wanted, and anticipation for a good season is high.LYMPSHAM 2nds entertained Bitton in their first league match of the season, and skipper Steve Wilcox lost the toss and the visitors invited Lympsham to bat. Openers Rich Drew (16) and John Liddington (9) gave the innings a steady start, but after their departure everything went terribly wrong, with only Phil Yelland (18) and Steve Drew (13) getting into double figures as the innings ended on a disappointing 96 all out. In reply, the visiting batsmen fared little better, and an unlikely victory was on the cards, but the tail wagged in the form of Coventry and an exciting finish transpired.With 29 runs still needed and only one wicket left, the ball was hit straight to Simon Hawkings who dropped it. But two balls later he was more successful, to give his side a win that could not have been foreseen at the tea interval. With such a paltry total to defend, the hosts' bowlers had bowled with great control. Simon Cowgill (2-33), Hayden Tuttiett (0-18) and Steve Wilcox (2-2) performed well, but it was TJL Home Services man of the match Denis Neate (5-23) who shone on his debut for the club. Lympsham Sunday XI's match against Cleeve was cancelled.

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