Lympsham fall short in last match

Lympsham 2nd XI.

Lympsham 2nd XI. - Credit: Archant

Lympsham travelled to Blagdon for their last league match and came away defeated by 68 runs.

LYMPSHAM’S last league game of the season saw them make the short trip to Blagdon, where captain Luff won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Blagdon started positively, and put on 68 for the first wicket. Lympsham started to take a bit of control, with Lympsham Concrete man of the match Simon Cowgill taking 3-41, along with James Taylor picking up 1-38, leaving Blagdon 143-4 off 37 overs.

Andy Russ came on to bowl at the death alongside Jack Luff and together restricted Blagdon to 194-8, with Russ picking up excellent figures of 3-32.

Lympsham were reduced to 8-1. Hayden Tuttiett supplied some quick fire antics, but once he was run out and Rich Ford was caught behind, Lympsham faltered to 51-3.

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This soon became 59-4 when Parsons was caught and bowled, Leaving Luff senior to join his son at the crease.

Jack Luff played freely before he was lbw for 32. Dave Luff and James Taylor showed some late resistance, but Lympsham were eventually bowled out for a disappointing 126 in the 36th over.

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However, Lympsham still managed to finish fourth in the league and have enjoyed another successful season and are now looking forward to playing in the Shrubbery Hotel Somerset Cricket League next season.

THE seconds entertained Stoke Gifford in their last league game in the Bristol and District League.

Andrew Hall (23) and Tom Ferns (37) put on an opening stand of 73, before Max Gregory accelerated the scoring rate with a stylish 68 including five sixes. The lower order all contributed and Lympham ended their innings on 259.

In reply, Stoke Gifford made a positive response and with wickets in hand, were on course for victory. However, this all changed when Rich Drew introduced Rod Simpson, who achieved career best figures of 4-26 and Carbase man of the match Gregory (2-34) to bowl Stoke Gifford out for 239 in the final over.

Hall took the last wicket for Lympsham in the Bristol and District league with a fine leg break.

IN their penultimate game of the season, Lympsham entertained Frenchay Hospital. Batting first, Lympsham scored an impressive 271-8 from their 40 overs with contributions throughout from Tuttiett (23), Mickelwright (25), Gregory (47), Counsell (52 not out), Gooding (28), Evans (32 not out) and Bruce (21).

In reply, Frenchay got off to a solid start adding 53 for the first wicket. Wickets then fell regularly with Tuttiett (3-15) and Gooding (2-29) the main wicket takers as the home side won by 64 runs.

Nuts and Bolts man of the match was Gabriel Counsell.

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