Lympsham & Belvedere crash to defeat in dramatic style

PUBLISHED: 10:36 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:36 18 May 2018

Sophie Luff batting for Lympsham.

Sophie Luff batting for Lympsham.

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Lympsham & Belvedere lost at home to North Newton after their last seven wickets fell for just 19 runs.

Lympsham and Belvedere hosted North Newton and having won the toss asked them to bat first.

Gooding opened the bowling alongside McCrea (1-23) and bowled accurately as both tied the batsmen down. Gooding struck first and soon after McCrea picked up a wicket.

Gooding (2-16) continued to bowl with good discipline and was rewarded with another wicket. J Luff (2-32) joined the bowling attack and picked up a couple of wickets.

The home team continued to take wickets with Neville (2-27), Froud (1-30) and Chadwick (1-9) reducing Newton to 165-9.

In reply, Lympsham and Belvedere started positively, but soon lost Chadwick (9). D Luff and J Luff batted sensibly until D Luff (11) was bowled.

Gooding and J Luff started to rebuild the innings and had to work hard for their runs. The introduction of Cross into the bowling attack changed the game in dramatic fashion as he had J Luff stumped for a fine 48 leaving the score at 114-3.

This dismissal led to an incredible batting collapse to leave Lympsham and Belvedere all out for 133.

Lympsham and Belvedere travel to Watchet hoping to bounce back. Lympsham Concrete man of the match went to Gooding.

Weston 4th XI 129

L&B 2nd XI 134-6

The seconds came through a stern test of their resolve by a Weston side who put their visitors under early pressure.

After being put into bat, Vowles and Pack played a defiant first 13 overs before Chatterjee had the breakthrough when Vowles was caught by Bruce. Pack played an inspired innings for his 61, but eventually succumbed to Ben Laing who ended with figures of 5-30.

In reply, Lympsham & Belvedere lost Simpson early on, followed by Cates and Hancock, but Hosey remained steadfast at the other end and was joined by Sam Neate, who picked up the run rate with some sweet boundaries.

When Hosey eventually fell, Neate was joined by skipper Bruce and the pair ticked over towards the total before Neate was caught for 46. Joined by Laing at the crease, Bruce hit the winning runs with seven overs to spare.

Man of the match sponsored by the Indian Massala in Bleadon was Ben Laing.

Lympsham & Belvedere Sunday League XI travelled to Bristol Pakistanis and asked the home side to bat.

The hosts innings of 251-8 was dominated by Abdul Saboor with a fine knock of 138. Nilanjan Chatterjee (3-27) and Natham Hancock (2-39) were the most successful bowlers.

L&B fell short of their target finishing on 186-7, with contributions from Rod Simpson (30), Kevin Crockett (27), Rich Drew (21) and Mike Hosey (19).

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