Jamie guides Lympsham to victory

PUBLISHED: 07:34 29 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:21 24 May 2010

LYMPSHAM 1st XI entertained Pucklechurch, determined to keep their good start to the season going, despite facing one of the better teams in the division. Skipper Jason Parsons lost the toss, and the visitors elected to bat on a wicket left damp by the ov

LYMPSHAM 1st XI entertained Pucklechurch, determined to keep their good start to the season going, despite facing one of the better teams in the division.Skipper Jason Parsons lost the toss, and the visitors elected to bat on a wicket left damp by the overnight rain. Opening bowler Brendon Summers had an instant success, dismissing opener Francombe with the aid of an excellent catch by Dave Luff. At this point the visiting batsmen dug in and progressed the score on, with the aid of some lusty hitting by Wiltshire. The introduction of first change bowlers Andy Russ and Jamie Howson, started wickets falling, and then a subsequent spell by Simon Bailey led to the visitors being dismissed for only 147. The hosts got off to the worst possible start, with Rich Ford and Matt Wilcox being dismissed for ducks in the first over. Dave Luff and Rod Simpson steadied the ship and when Simpson departed, skipper Parsons batted sensibly with Luff to put the home side back in with a chance of victory.But when these two departed the responsibility fell on the shoulders of SB Fencing man of the match Jamie Howson, and ably supported by Simon Bailey, he led his side home to victory by five wickets with three overs to spare. Although a struggle, this maximum points win keeps the good start to the season going and morale and expectation are both high.Lympsham 2nd XI's match away to St George in Bristol and the Sunday XI's match at home to Smarts Green, were unfortunately both lost to the weather.

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