Neil's huge century not enough to save Lympsham & Belvedere

PUBLISHED: 09:35 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:35 19 May 2017

Wicket keeper Pete Hooper.

Wicket keeper Pete Hooper.

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Lympsham and Belvedere were beaten by Trull with just two balls remaining in the match.

Lympsham and Belvedere entertained Trull and having lost the toss were asked to bat first.

Trull bowled with good control and accuracy with Walters picking up Hosey and Dave Luff inside six overs with the score only five. Jack Luff and Neil Chadwick rebuilt the innings until Luff was out for 29.

This brought in skipper McCrea who, alongside Chadwick pushed the scoring rate on. With the score on 145-3, the home side lost three quick wickets, but Chadwick reached his hundred and set up a late order assault as Lympsham and Belvedere passed the 200 mark, with CJ Neate hitting a late six.

Chadwick finished on 142 not out including eight sixes and 13 fours as they set Trull 216 for victory.

Trull’s innings began in positive fashion as Sapey and Blundell cruised to 98-1 before the introduction of M Hosey (2-33) gave the home team hope as he removed both.

The introduction of T Gooding (2-30) nearly changed the game back in the hosts’ favour as the visitors started to stutter and panic. Two run outs kept the pressure on, leaving four needed off the last over and one off the last two balls, before Walters hit a boundary down the ground to seal a Trull victory.

Lympsham and Belvedere will be looking to bounce back on Saturday at Castle Cary. Lympsham Concrete man of the match went to Neil Chadwick.

After a cancellation in the opening week, Lympsham & Belvedere seconds started their season with an away win at Wembdon Academy in Division 8N of the Somerset League.

Batting first, they lost two early wickets, but Kevin Crockett amd Nathan Hancock steadied the ship with a partnership of 75 before Nathan was caught with the score on 83.

Kevin selflessly led the line, supported well by Jon Lodge (28 not out) to secure maximum points with the team finishing on 203-6 and Crockett carrying his bat on 97 not out.

In reply, the hosts also lost an early wicket but remained defiant until a brace from Simon Pilgrim (2-28) and Jon Lodge (2-38) gave Lympsham & Belvedere the momentum to push through the Wembdon order with rain threatening.

Kevin Crockett captured three quick wickets for just 13 runs and the end was in sight. As the clouds closed in, the final two wickets were taken and maximum points secured.

Man of the match sponsored by the Indian Massala in Bleadon was Kevin Crockett.

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