Veteran Andy leads Lympsham to last over victory

PUBLISHED: 09:46 03 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:31 24 May 2010

LYMPSHAM 1st XI travelled to the Sun Life Ground in Bristol to take on Woodpeckers. Despite losing their first match of the season the previous week, they still stood top of the league, but knew that a vastly improved performance was needed to defeat a go

LYMPSHAM 1st XI travelled to the Sun Life Ground in Bristol to take on Woodpeckers.Despite losing their first match of the season the previous week, they still stood top of the league, but knew that a vastly improved performance was needed to defeat a good opposition.Skipper Jason Parsons lost the toss and the hosts decided to bat on what looked like a good surface.Despite losing an early wicket to opening bowler Brendon Summers, the home side made an excellent start with the Curtis brothers batting confidently and looking in little difficulty.When this partnership was broken, the good work was carried on by former Gloucestershire player Britton, but the introduction to the attack of Andy Russ to join Simon Pilgrim caused wickets to fall at regular intervals, and Woodpeckers were eventually dismissed for 185 with two overs to spare.In reply, openers Dave Luff and Rich Ford gave the visitors a steady start, despite Ford experiencing a few close shaves, but when three quick wickets fell, alarm bells began to ring.This brought together young Jamie Howson and veteran Andy Hall, and this combination of youth and experience proved to be the right mixture as they played their team to all but victory. It was just left to Rod Simpson to partner SB Fencing man of the match Hall, and another valuable victory was achieved in the last over of the match.

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