Lympsham & Belvedere cruise to comfortable victory

PUBLISHED: 12:34 01 June 2018

Tom Gooding batting for Lympsham.

Tom Gooding batting for Lympsham.

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Lympsham & Belvedere enjoyed a comfortable seven wicket victory over Broadway & Horton.

Lympsham & Belvedere defeated Broadway & Horton by seven wickets in an excellent team performance.

The home side won an importance toss and asked B&H to bat on a damp wicket. Opening bowlers Sam Mccrea and Andy Taylor bowled excellent nine over spells reducing the visitors to 27-5, Mccrea ending with the remarkable figures of 9-6-5-3 and Taylor 1-23.

A defiant 65-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Pike (20) and Murray (50) held L&B up before Sam Jennings (4.3-0-23-2) and three run outs saw B&H dismissed for 115 in the 35th over.

In response, L&B had to negotiate a tricky half-hour before tea and openers Dave Luff and Mike Hosey encountered few problems before Hosey was dismissed for 16 and Brian Hosey was dismissed without scoring to leave the home side on 29-2 at tea.

B&H bowled an excellent line and length throughout offering few scoring opportunities as Luff and Tom Gooding dug in until Luff (26) was trapped in front with the score on 66-3 off 21.

Gooding continued his sound defence and assisted by Neil Chadwick gradually reduced the target until victory was reached in the 36th over, Gooding finishing unbeaten on 37 and Chadwick 28.

Lympsham Concrete man of the match was shared between Sam Mccrea and Tom Gooding.

Lympsham & Belvedere Sunday League XI made it three wins out of four with a comprehensive 158-run victory over visitors Barrow Gurney.

Batting first L&B soon lost openers Drew and Sam Neate with only 19 on the board, but solid scoring throughout from Sam Mccrea (61 not out), Kevin Crockett (52), Mike Hosey (36), Tom Cates (33) and George Nuttycombe (19) saw the home side amass 253-7 off their 40 overs.

In response, Barrow Gurney slipped to 95 all out destroyed by 13-year-old George Nuttycombe who, in two four over spells returned figures of 5-13, four of his wickets cleaned bowled.

Assisted by Kevin Crockett (2-1) and Sam Neate (2-21), the visitors were bowled out in the 30th over.

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