Rich guides Lympsham home in top of the table clash

PUBLISHED: 09:54 12 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:26 24 May 2010

LYMPSHAM travelled to South Gloucestershire to play Alveston, the only team lying above them in the division. Skipper Mike Tucker won the toss and invited the hosts to bat, on a surface that raised some concern. Opening bowler SB Fencing man of the match

LYMPSHAM travelled to South Gloucestershire to play Alveston, the only team lying above them in the division.Skipper Mike Tucker won the toss and invited the hosts to bat, on a surface that raised some concern. Opening bowler SB Fencing man of the match Brendon Summers made the most of the conditions with a scintillating opening spell, which left the home side reeling with three wickets down, all ducks, for just eight runs.The home side then recovered their composure, but the introduction of Andy Russ and Simon Bailey into the attack, caused further wickets to fall and Alveston were dismissed for just 118 with three overs not used.The continuing low bounce in the pitch resulted in the visitors making the worst possible start, when opener Dave Luff was dismissed without scoring, but his fellow opener Rich Ford, and vice-captain Jason Parsons repaired the damage with some sensible and patient batting.After Parsons' departure, two further quick wickets fell, but Rod Simpson joined Ford and by the time he departed the match was all but won, Lympsham eventually running out winners by five wickets with five overs to spare.This maximum points win puts Lympsham top of the table undefeated, but skipper Tucker is only too aware that the season is young, and there is still a lot of hard work to be done if promotion is to be achieved.

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