Lympsham seconds see off Burnham as super Hooper hits out for maiden century!
PUBLISHED: 18:00 16 May 2019
Lympsham & Belvedere 2nd XI followed up their victory over Churchill by recording their second win in a row with a six-wicket victory over Burnham.
Burnham won the toss and decided to bat, as Callum Neate and Paul Davis both opened the bowling for Lympsham.
And it was Davis who secured the first wicket of the game as Peter Gaylard was bowled out on four.
A tired Neate was replaced by Kevin Crockett as Andy Ashford caused problems for the hosts as his batting moved the score up.
Nil Chatterjee came into the attack for Lympsham to help bring balance and he was rewarded with a wicket after he bowled out Smith for 12.
Despite a shoulder injury Stuart Bruce bowled out Darren Aston, before a refreshed Neate bowled out ex-Lympsham player Craig Scriven for 22.
However, Ashford caused constant problems which saw him finish on 97 not out as Burnham ended on 174-4 after 40 overs.
Lypsham started slowly and Sam Neate was the first wicket to fall after he was trapped in front by Scriven for two.
But Pete Hooper took to the crease to join up with Crockett and the former would take control of the game.
Hooper's batting caused the Burnham bowlers plenty of problems and at every opportunity he would hit the ball towards the boundaries.
He would go on to record his half-century in the 12th over after hitting 22 runs of Scriven.
And having watched his teammate take control, Crockett was the second wicket to fall after he was stumped on 22 runs by Ben Adams off a Andy Birkett delievery.
Hooper would go on to reach his maiden century in the 30th over after hitting another boundary off the bowling of Aston, who bowled him the very next ball.
His innings of 103 would see him record an impressive return of 90 runs in boundaries, thanks to 15 fours and five sixes.
But Tom Cates was also bowled out next ball by Ashton before captain Brian Hosey (19) and Callum Neate (4) helped Lympsham over the line to win by six wickets with nine overs left.
Lympsham are back in action this Saturday when they take on Weston Super Mare CC 4th XI at Devonshire Road, with play starting at 12.30pm.
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