Lympsham slump against title chasers

PUBLISHED: 12:20 16 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:17 24 May 2010

LYMPSHAM First XI travelled to promotion-chasing Frampton Cotterell; things started well with captain Tucker winning the toss and putting the home side in on an under prepared wicket. Opening bowler Jamie Howson bowled tight, getting hit for just two run

LYMPSHAM First XI travelled to promotion-chasing Frampton Cotterell; things started well with captain Tucker winning the toss and putting the home side in on an under prepared wicket. Opening bowler Jamie Howson bowled tight, getting hit for just two runs and picking up a wicket from his first six-over spell. Brendon Summers (0-47) toiled away again with no luck, bowling up hill and into the wind. With the scoring rate at a crawl the home side decided to push the score along but a mixture of some good fielding and good bowling by change bowlers Simon Bailey (3-32) and Andy Russ (1-51) kept the runs down. Howson was re-introduced to try and mop up the tail and finished the innings having bowled 12 overs taking four wickets for just 15 runs.The home side finished on 172-9 from their 45 overs. Lympsham left the field knowing only half a job had been done but they had a good chance of recording a win.The Lympsham innings stumbled along from the start, losing both openers Wilcox (5) and Ford (9) and with Tucker bowled without troubling the scorers it was left to Howson (43) and Parsons to try and repair the damage. But Parsons departed for eight and Rob Brenchley (39) joined Howson and they were looking well set, starting to dominate the bowling before Howson was stumped with score on 86. With runs hard to come by and wickets falling regularly, the Lympsham reply finished on 145 all out from 42.5 overs. Loveridges Gas Line man of the match went to Jamie Howson for a fine all-round display.

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