Lympsham fall short in derby encounter

Sophie Luff batting for Lympsham.

Sophie Luff batting for Lympsham. - Credit: Archant

Lympsham fell short of their target in the local derby against Burnham.

Having won the toss, Lympsham captain Tom Gooding asked Burnham to bat first.

Lympsham made a good start as Tom Ferns (1-35) took an early wicket, but had to wait until the score was on 85 to pick up a second when the returning Max Gregory (1-40) removed the Burnham skipper Driver for 28.

With the score on 146, Lympsham Concrete man of the match Felix Grandfield (2-38) picked up a quick pair of wickets. Sam Poole (3-36) took wickets regularly including the dangerous Worthington for 60 to restrict their hosts to 217-7.

In reply, Lympsham scored 36 off the first six overs before Burnham captain Driver turned to spinner Harris (4-16) who immediately accounted for Gabriel Counsell for 14.

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More wickets fell quickly as opener Dave Luff (47) stood firm at the other end. Luff got some help from Sam Poole (22), Max Gregory (12) and Liam Morris (22), but could not create a meaningful partnership.

Luff was eventually out for a stubborn 47 and despite plenty of swinging from Felix Grandfield (8) and Dan Berry (5 not out), Driver mopped up the tail and Lympsham were dismissed for 168.

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