Jason blasts Lympsham to unlikely victory

PUBLISHED: 09:43 07 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:43 07 June 2013

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A half-century from Jason Parsons helped Lympsham to an unlikely victory over Lodway.

LYMPSHAM hosted Lodway on a picturesque ground looking to make it three consecutive wins.

Jack Luff won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. The home side started positively with Simon Cowgill picking up the first wicket in the ninth over. However, Lodway dug deep and resistance from Wyatt and Robson kept the visitors in the driving seat before Robson was removed by James Taylor for 58.

Some good late bowling from Liam Morris (2-22) and when Luff came back on to remove Wyatt for 92, it left a good total of 255-7 off their 45 overs.

Lympsham started poorly, with Rich Ford and Dave Luff being removed in the first six overs. This brought Jamie Howson and Jack Luff to the crease who played solidly and started to rebuild at a positive rate.

Both batsmen brought up their 50s at a good strike rate, but Luff fell quickly after reaching his half century being caught and bowled for a classy 52. This left the home side 160-3 off 28 overs.

Wickets started to tumble as Howson followed a couple overs later for a superb 70. This left Jason Parsons to score 78 off the last 12 overs. Along with James Taylor, the pair started to smash the ball to all parts of the ground.

A couple of gigantic sixes from Parsons and the odd boundary at the other end, meant Lympsham won in the 44th over.

Lympsham Concrete man of the match Jason Parsons finished with 58 not out, including six fours and four sixes. This superb win saw Lympsham climb up to fourth in the league.

LYMPSHAM

R Ford b Metcalfe 2

D Luff b Harris 5

J Howson b Harris 70

J Luff ct & b Harris 52

T Gooding ct Norval b Harris 4

J Parsons not out 58

C Scriven b Robson 1

J Taylor b Robson 18

A Russ not out 2

Extras 45

Total (7 wkts) 258

Bowling: S Cowgill 12-3-51-1; J Luff 8-0-37-1; A Russ 11-0-53-1; J Taylor 10-0-78-2; L Morris 4-0-22-0.

THE 2nd XI travelled to Bristol to play YMCA still looking for their first win of the season.

YMCA elected to bat first and Stuart Bruce (2-57) and Adam Micklewright (2-29) with both getting initial success. YMCA then proceeded to rebuild only losing Sara for 61 in the 15th over and reaching 138 in the 26th.

with Tom Ferns (17-1), Max Gregory (30-0) and Josh Mann (24-0) being brought into Wickets then fell at regular intervals with Tom Ferns (1-17), Ben Evans (1-20), Andy Ferns (2-46) bowling well. However, a quick 58 from Parker allowed YMCA to regain the initiative as they closed on 264-9.

Lympsham began their reply with Richard Drew and Rod Simpson opening the batting, the loss of Drew for 21 in the 10th over and then Stuart Bruce combined with tight bowling from Huss and Shabaz limited the scoring rate.

The Jelf Lampier Group man of the match Rod Simpson continued his careful approach, supported by Matt Wilcox (11). Simpson looked untroubled and accelerated with Ben Evans, Max Gregory and Felix Granfield, until he was caught for 121 in the 38th over with the score on 212-7.

The loss of Adam Micklewright and then Josh Mann caused the innings to lose momentum, Andy Ferns (14) was the last wicket to fall with the total at 220 all out in the 43rd over.

CAPTAIN Tom Gooding won the toss and chose to bat against Uphill Castle and were soon in trouble at 15-3.

Only opener Craig Scriven (49) and Nuts and Bolts man of the match Max Gregory (44) reached double figures as Lympsham limped to 128 all out in their 40 overs. Jake Llewelyn was the pick of the Uphill bowlers with 4-25.

In reply, the Uphill batsmen came out blazing and despite Lympsham taking wickets, Uphill reached their target easily. Lympsham’s best bowlers were Tom Ferns (3-18) and Liam Morris (2-15).Total (7 wkts) 258

Bowling: S Cowgill 12-3-51-1; J Luff 8-0-37-1; A Russ 11-0-53-1; J Taylor 10-0-78-2; L Morris 4-0-22-0.

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