Bowlers star for Lympsham

Lympsham’s bowlers were in fine form in their first game of the season.

LYMPSHAM finally got their season underway with a trip to Bristol Indians.

Lympsham’s opening attack of Brendon Summers and Simon Pilgrim rolled back the years with line and length bowling, putting the batsmen under pressure. This resulted in first change bowlers Simon Bailey (5-33) and Jack Luff (3-25) ripping through the Indians, who were bowled out for 106.

In reply, Rich Ford fell in the first over for a duck. Dave Luff joined Jason Parsons and together they slowly added 49 runs before Parsons holed out for a good 34. With the score on 70, Luff was caught at point for a patient 24.

Tom Gooding (10), Andy Hall (14) and Mike Tucker (10) not out led Lympsham to victory in the 33rd over, earning maximum points.

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After losing Will Astill early on, Craig Scriven (32) and Jack Luff (50 not out) got the home team back on track. Solid knocks from Liam Morris (35) and captain Tom Gooding (51 not out) and a fine contribution of 32 from Jed Kerkin, gave the home team a total of 238-4 off their 40 overs. The young Weston bowlers stuck to their task and wickets were shared evenly.

In reply, Weston got off to the worst possible start losing opener Wiseman to Adam Mickelwright (1-13) in the first over. Fellow opening bowler and making his debut for Lympsham, Jules Froud (2-8), picked up two more wickets to put Weston firmly on the back foot.

Weston opener J Mayo (21) fell to Max Ford (2-12) and wickets falling regularly, Kerkin bagging 3-31. J Turner (28) struck a few hearty blows and M Knight hit 21, but Weston were all out for 97.

Trust Inheritance man of the match was Jed Kerkin.

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