Comprehensive defeat for Lympsham & Belvedere

PUBLISHED: 15:46 08 June 2018

Wicket keeper Pete Hooper and Neil Chadwick.

Wicket keeper Pete Hooper and Neil Chadwick.

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Lympsham & Belvedere were well beaten by seven wickets away at Ilminster.

Lympsham & Belvedere were comprehensively beaten at Ilminster by seven wickets.

Asked to bat on a drying wicket and faced with an accurate bowling attack and keen fielding, L&B were never able to score freely and despite the best efforts of Neil Chadwick (33), they limped to a disappointing 148-9 off their 45 overs.

In response, two early wickets for the excellent Brendon Summers gave L&B a glimpse of hope. However, they rarely threatened thereafter as Masters (62 not out) and Rice (42) easily saw their side home in the 34th over for the loss of three wickets.

Lympsham Concrete man of the match was Brendon Summers for his spell of 9-4-19-2.

Lympsham & Belvedere 2nd XI 135-7

Winscombe 2nd XI 128

The seconds returned to winning ways with victory over Winscombe at home on a sunny afternoon.

The Winscombe openers struggled in the early overs thanks to some tight bowling from Paul Davis and the returning Dan Berry. With the score on just 25 after 10 overs, Berry was rewarded when Sam Neate took a sharp catch behind the stumps.

The run rate continued at a slow pace until Jon Lodge (1-24) and Nil Chatterjee (3-20) snaffled the middle order.

Kev Crockett (3-18) and Ben Laing (1-16) continued the damage before Berry (2-12) took the final wicket thanks to a running catch by Tom Cates to leave the home side a target of 129 to win.

L&B started well with Crockett and Neate putting on 40 in just 10 overs, before Neate was trapped lbw for 14 and Cates followed soon after with the score on 57-2.

Nathan Hancock entered the fray and showed great discipline when wickets fell around him, including Crockett (43). Hancock (24) was joined by Ben Laing (30 not out) and the pair put on 60 runs to reach the target.

Man of the match sponsored by the Indian Massala in Bleadon was Kevin Crockett.

Lympsham & Belvedere Sunday League XI made it four wins out of five with a comfortable three-wicket victory over visitors Bath Exiles.

Electing to bat the Exiles totalled 170-7, with Allard bludgeoning a rapid 62. For the home side Nil Chatterjee took 4-25, George Nuttycombe 2-41 and Simon Pilgrim 1-12 off eight.

L&B’s response was built around a fine 55 from CJ Neate with contributions from Mike Hosey (21 not out), Brian Hosey (18) and Rich Drew (16), with victory secured with 11 overs remaining.

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