Lympsham let slip a winning position to lose by three runs

PUBLISHED: 10:22 24 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:38 24 May 2010

LYMPSHAM 1st XI travelled to Pucklechurch in South Gloucestershire and skipper Jason Parsons won the toss and invited the opposition to bat. Opening bowlers Simon Pilgrim and Brendon Summers had instant success and reduced the hosts to 15-4 by the 11th ov

LYMPSHAM 1st XI travelled to Pucklechurch in South Gloucestershire and skipper Jason Parsons won the toss and invited the opposition to bat.Opening bowlers Simon Pilgrim and Brendon Summers had instant success and reduced the hosts to 15-4 by the 11th over, but at this stage the visitors' fielding, especially their catching, began to let them down, and the home side made a good recovery. Despite Pilgrim going on to take five wickets, and Simon Bailey chipping in with a couple, the hosts recovered to post a reasonable 182-8 considering the start they made.In reply, Lympsham lost opener Rich Ford early, but Rod Simpson joined SB Fencing man of the match Dave Luff, who was bravely batting despite carrying a fielding injury to his hand, and they set about laying a good foundation. On Simpson's departure the middle order carried on the good work, and when the last over arrived just five runs were required for victory. But three wickets were lost in the over, including the luckless Luff playing on to the last ball of the day, and the visitors found themselves three runs short of their target.This defeat demonstrated the adage catches win matches, and the visitors failure to hold on to their chances led to only their second defeat of the season and a dent in their promotion hopes.

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