Lympsham end their season with disappointing defeat

League champions Lympsham ended their season on a disappointing note, losing to Frome by five wickets.

LYMPSHAM ended their successful league campaign at home to Frome and were asked to bat on a soft wicket.

On a tricky batting surface, Lympsham struggled from the off, losing Dave Luff, Gary Hutton and Tom Gooding in the first six overs, leaving Lympsham 10-3 with Jack Luff and Sophie Luff at the crease.

A few lusty blows from Jack pushed the score up to 33, but he was caught going for one shot too many. From then on, Frome were in control, taking wickets at regular intervals.

Sophie Luff showed resistance, but once she was removed for 13, only a last wicket partnership of 23 from Liam Morris (14) and Adam Micklewright (9 not out) pushed the score up to a disappointing 85 all out.

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In reply, Lympsham started well with Morris getting an early breakthrough. Two wickets for Jack Luff gave the home side a chance with Frome on 19-3.

Lympsham Concrete man of the match Liam Morris bowled a superb spell of 1-6 off his seven overs, but a fourth wicket partnership of 56 pushed Frome into a winning position, with only Matt Mitchell (2-17) doing any further damage, as Frome reached their target for the loss of five wickets in the 28th over.

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However, due to the fantastic season the 1st XI have enjoyed, they were far enough clear to claim the Division 4 title by a convincing 48 points and only losing two games all season.

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