Jason blasts Lympsham to victory

Lympsham record an easy six wicket victory over Blagdon.

LYMPSHAM entertained Blagdon and skipper Jamie Howson won the toss and invited the visitors to bat on a damp pitch.

The Blagdon batsmen struggled to come to terms with some good opening bowling by Brendon Summers and Lympsham Concrete man of the match Dan Berry and soon found themselves in trouble.

With the first three batsmen dismissed with just 15 on the scoreboard, middle order batsmen Withers and Bandalli put up some resistance, but when they were dismissed the innings fell apart and the visitors were all out for just 82.

In reply, the hosts got off to a steady start, with Andrew Hall and Jack Luff playing carefully, but when Luff, Jamie Howson and Tom Gooding were dismissed, alarm bells began to ring.


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Barkley, who was bowling particularly impressively, had to be removed from the attack due to age restrictions and this allowed Jason Parsons, who had joined the experience Hall to attack the bowling.

By the time Hall was dismissed, the match was all but over, and Lympsham went on to record an easy victory, taking just 26 overs to reach the required target.

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? Lympsham 2nd XI visited Blagdon for their last game of the season and skipper Simon Pilgrim won the toss and invited the hosts to bat on a damp pitch.

Despite the difficult conditions, the home batsmen made steady progress. Although Rod Simpson (1-10), Adam Mickelwright (2-23) and Mark Roberts (0-11) bowled well, the home side were able to post a competitive 205-5 in their allotted 45 overs.

In response, the Lympsham openers Rich Drew (17) and Window Merchants man of the match Rod Simpson (20) took the score to 50.

When the openers were dismissed, useful contributions were made by Simon Pilgrim (44), Adam Micklewright (11) and John Mears (21), but the visitors were dismissed for 167 in the last over to lose by 38 runs.

This defeat ended a difficult season which has ended with relegation, but with many youngsters, the future looks bright and they will look to bounce back next season.

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