Lympsham fall to a heavy defeat
PUBLISHED: 13:25 02 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:14 24 May 2010
LYMPSHAM 1st XI travelled to Patchway for a Bristol and District 2nd Division encounter. After a week of showers, there was no surprise that the wicket was damp. With the sun shining and a drying wicket, the toss was going to be all important. When the co
LYMPSHAM 1st XI travelled to Patchway for a Bristol and District 2nd Division encounter.After a week of showers, there was no surprise that the wicket was damp. With the sun shining and a drying wicket, the toss was going to be all important. When the coin dropped on the wrong side for captain Tucker, Lympsham were asked to bat. After losing opener Andy Hall (4) in the first over and on a difficult unpredictable wicket runs were hard to come by. After 22 overs Matt Wilcox (24) and Mike Tucker (61) had taken the score to 52. When Wilcox fell in the 25th over with the score on 69, Howson (14) came to the wicket and looked to push the score along to try to set a reasonable target. With wickets falling regularly the innings limped along to 142 for 8 from 45 overs. During the interval Lympsham knew early wickets would be the order of the day.Opening bowler Howson (1-28) produced the early breakthrough and Summers (1-43) bowled well, but had three catches dropped in two overs and the game faded away from Lympsham. With the home side strolling to a seven-wicket win inside 29 overs, Lympsham were left to reflect on a bad day at the office. The Loveridges Gas Line man of the match went to Mike Tucker for his dogged 61.