Lympsham & Belvedere keep up their winning ways

PUBLISHED: 10:25 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:25 31 August 2018

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Lympsham and Belvedere continued their winning ways defeating Huish and Langport by 62 runs at home.

Having lost the toss the hosts were inserted and made a good start before Dave Luff was caught. Sam McCrea and Neil Chadwick continued to bat positively before Chadwick was next to go.

McCrea was joined by Jack Luff and they continued to attack the pair put on 103 runs before Luff was caught having made an impressive 64. McCrea continued his good form making a fluent 77.

This led to a collapse as Hancock (10), S Neate (4) and CJ Neate (1) all fell. Neville joined Laing and they put on 40 before Neville (19) was out an Laing (28) was bowled in the penultimate over leaving Lympsham and Belvedere 236 all out.

The hosts began well in the field backing up their bowlers with excellent ground fielding. S McCrea (0-7) and T Ferns (0-32) bowled well without reward as they tied down the batsman.

The introduction of J Neville (2-13) had immediate rewards with two wickets, while S Jennings (0-18) kept the scoring rate down.

CJ Neate (2-13) came on and ripped out the middle order and Laing (1-38) bowled an impressive spell of nine overs.

Jack Luff came on and picked up two wickets. Despite the best efforts to bowl out the visitors, they finished on 174-7 leaving Lympsham and Belvedere to pick up 32 valuable points.

Lympsham Concrete man of the match went to S McCrea.

The 2nd XI gained a comfortable six-wicket win at Huntspill.

The home side elected to bat and opener Dukin took an early liking to Paul Davis until Jon Lodge bowled him for a quickfire 33 in only the eighth over. An excellent bowling and fielding display from L&B strangled the home side as they were restricted to 163-6 off their 40 overs.

All the bowlers excelled with Paul Davis (0-33) unfortunate to finish wicketless, Jon Lodge (8-1-18-2), Josh Barwell (8-1-19-0), Brendon Summers (4-0-15-1), Chris Cook (4-1-12-0), Kevin Crockett (4-0-23-1) and Sam Harris (4-0-21-2) all chipping in.

There were two good catches for Brian Hosey and two stumpings for Andy Hall.

L&B began positively with Crockett and Tom Cates before Crockett chopped on for 14 with the score on 30. Andy Hall soon departed giving Huntspill some hope at 32-2, however Cates and Sam Harris batted well to counter the home sides hopes in a 95-run partnership until Cates fell for 50.

Harris and Rob Huish (9 not out) saw L&B home with Harris striking the winning boundary and bringing up his 50 in the process with eight overs to spare.

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