Comfortable victory for Lympsham

Lympsham kept up their unbeaten run with victory over Glastonbury.

LYMPSHAM hosted Glastonbury looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Skipper Jack Luff won the toss and again elected to bowl first. An excellent diving stop from Tom Gooding parried the ball to Max Gregory, who fired the ball into Luff for an early run out in the third over.

However, the visitors rebuilt well and took the score to 49-1 before Adam Micklewright (2-15) picked up both the set batsmen after a quality one-handed catch from Gooding.

From then on it was one-way traffic for the home side. Liam Morris (3-24) picked up three quick wickets, but it was Lympsham Concrete man of the match Jules Froud who stole the show finishing with outstanding figures of 3-3 off four overs as the visitors slumped to 98 all out.

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In reply, Lympsham were in no mood to hang about with Gary Hutton and Rich Ford scoring freely and taking the score 49 after just six overs.

Hutton was the stumped for an impressive 32, meaning Sophie Luff joined Ford at the crease and together the pair knocked the runs off in fine fashion. Lympsham finished on 102-1, with Ford finishing unbeaten on a classy 45 not out.

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Lympsham Sunday XI were asked to bat by the visitors and got off to a great start as Felix Grandfield hit a quick fire 48.

Further fifties from Hayden Tuttiett, captain Tom Gooding, Jack Luff and a quick 25 from Dave Luff saw Lympsham post a formidable 260-4 off their 40 overs.

North Petherton’s reply got off to the worst start possible as Lympsham’s wicket keeper Gary Hutton swapped the gloves for the ball and started with a double wicket maiden.

Lloyd Irish (43) and M Trevathen (14) rebuilt the innings with a 59-run partnership, but when they were dismissed wickets fell regularly and the innings ended short on 113 all out.

Wickets were shared by Hutton (2-21), M Ryan (2-29), C Scriven (3-23), Tom Gooding (2-8) and Tuttiett wrapped things up with 1-1.

Lympsham Livery man of the match was Felix Grandfield.

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