Lympsham fall apart in run chase

Lympsham fail in their run chase against Long Ashton.

LYMPSHAM 1st XI visited Long Ashton and skipper Jamie Howson won the toss and invited the hosts to bat.

Opening the bowling himself, he had instant success removing the Long Ashton opener Wright in the first over, with the aid of an excellent catch by Rich Ford.

Dan Berry removed Boss in the eighth over, and the introduction of spinner Stuart Gould to the attack brought two more quick wickets.

At 75-4 Long Ashton seemed to be struggling, but opener Storey recorded a patient half century and middle order batsmen Duffy and Sullivan piled on further runs as the hosts posted a competitive 205-7.


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In reply, the visitors made the worst possible start, losing Andrew Hall in the second over, which brought Lympsham Concrete man of the match Howson to the wicket to join Dave Luff.

This pair set about repairing the damage, but when they were dismissed, and with the run rate below par, the tail fell apart and Lympsham could only record a disappointing 138 all out in reply.

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? The 2nd XI entertained top of the table Bishopston and skipper Simon Pilgrim lost the toss and was invited to bat.

The batsmen struggled from the off against a strong opposition and they limped to an unsatisfactory total of just 77 in only 20 overs.

The visitors were little tested in reply, despite some tight bowling from Windows Merchants man of the match Nigel Holland and Brendon Summers (1-26) and knocked off the required total losing just one wicket in the process.

With just one match left to play, Lympsham look doomed to drop a division at the end of the season.

? Lympsham Sunday Development XI entertained Horrington and skipper Tom Gooding won the toss and elected to bat.

Opening batsmen Craig Scriven (25) and Hayden Tuttiett (52 retired) gave their side an excellent start. With Jack Luff (52 retired) and Tom Gooding (50 retired) also getting amongst the runs, a large total was looming.

Liam Morris (18 not out) and Max Gregory (17 not out) added to the total, and the home side were able to post an excellent 245-2 in their 40 overs.

The visitors made an excellent start to their reply, with openers Whittaker (41) and Russell (75) contributing heavily, but the rest of the Horrington batsmen could not match their team mates performance.

With Nathan James (2-39), Liam Morris (2-9), Trust Inheritance man of the match Max Gregory (4-29) and Craig Scriven (1-1) bowling well, the visitors’ innings was ended at 178 all out, and the Lympsham youngsters recorded a fine win.

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