Lympsham clear at the top of the table

Andy Russ bowling for Lympsham.

Andy Russ bowling for Lympsham. - Credit: Archant

Lympsham raced to victory over South Petherton inside nine overs.

LYMPSHAM hosted South Petherton and with rain forecast for late afternoon, captain Jack Luff won the toss and elected the bowl first.

Lympsham got off to a superb start, with Sam Poole getting Acreman caught behind in his first over. Jack Luff and Poole applied heavy pressure, bowling seven maidens between them in the first 10 overs.

This pressure led to an excellent run out from Hayden Tuttiett and the visitors were struggling at 7-2 off 10 overs. Poole continued to bowl impressively, with two catches from Jack Luff and Tuttiett, as well as an lbw, meant Lympsham Concrete man of the match Poole finishing with figures of 4-32 off his 12 overs.

South Petherton were on the back foot at 67-5 at the halfway stage. Debutant Matt Mitchell came into the attack and took his first wicket in his third over and finished with outstanding figures of 4-19 off 5.5 overs, as South Petherton were bowled out for just 84 in 28.5 overs.

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With the rain creeping in, Lympsham decided to open with Tuttiett and Poole in order to increase the scoring rate. The pair took the score to 29 after just three overs. Soon after, Tuttiett was bowled by Powell for 22 off 12 balls.

This brought Jack Luff to join Poole at the crease and the pair took the score to 45 off five overs, when Poole was then bowled for 12.

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Dave Luff joined his son Jack at the crease and smashed three massive sixes in consecutive balls to take the score on to 77-2 off over overs. Lympsham crossed the line in the ninth over with Jack Luff finishing on 40 not out off just 20 balls.

With other results going Lympsham’s way, they now sit clear at the top of Division 4 by 29 points and look to extend the gap on Saturday at home to Curry Rivel.

LYMPSHAM have reached the semi-final of the Somerset Minor Cup competition and will face Bear Flat from Bath at home on Sunday.

As the final is traditionally played at the County Ground, Taunton, it would be great to get as much support as possible. The game starts at 11am and the club will be holding a raffle and putting on a barbecue all day.

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