Lympsham fall short in run chase

Lympsham fall short in their run chase against Bristol Indians.

LYMPSHAM entertained Bristol Indians and skipper Jamie Howson won the toss and invited the opposition to bat.

The visitors reached 40 before the loss of the first wicket as Summers removed Amit. The Lympsham opening bowlers began to contain the Indian batsman and despite all of the top order getting starts, Lympsham Concrete man of the match Howson accounted for the middle order in a fine spell of bowling.

Youngster Jack Luff joined the attack and he accounted for the tail, to leave the visitors all out for 151 in 31 overs.

Lympsham lost opener Gould in just the second over. Howson joined Dave Luff and the pair began to rebuild. However, when Luff departed, two further wickets fell leaving the game evenly poised.


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Howson was looking in good form, but when he fell leg before, the Indians began to dominate. Wickets fell at regular intervals and despite cameos from Hayden Tuttiett and Rich Coles, Lympsham were dismissed for 115.

? The seconds made the trip to Saltford to play top of the table Knowle. Lympsham only had 10 men, but started with eight due to travel issues.

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Captain Simon Pilgrim won the toss and invited Knowle to bat first. The home team dominated the bowling from the offset and recorded 349-5 from their 45 overs, with opener Edmonds hitting 164 not out.

Wickets were shared between Mark Roberts (1-34), Courtney Kerkin (1-59), Adam Micklewright (1-34) and Pilgrim (2-62). Windows Merchant man of the match Andy Hall kept wicket well, conceding just three byes and taking a sharp catch.

Lympsham got off to a great start with Hall (21) and Kerkin (27) putting on 60 for the first wicket. However, after both were dismissed in quick succession, only Rich Drew (14) and Jed Kerkin (10) reached double figures and Lympsham were bowled out for 105 to lose by 244 runs.

? Lympsham Sunday Development travelled to Devon to play Kingskerswell. Captain Jack Luff won the toss and decided to bat. Craig Scriven (10) opened with Jason Parsons (50) and got the team off to a good start until Scriven was caught.

Parsons was joined by Max Ford and then Jack Luff but both fell in quick succession. This brought Max Gregory (20) to the crease, shortly before Parsons retired on 50, as the team began to build a competitive score.

Tom Gooding (46) joined Gregory as the pair increased the run rate. Wickets began to fall until Jamie Howson (28) joined Gooding and some late hitting took the score to 210-8.

In reply, Kingskerswell struggled from the start due to some fine bowling and fielding from Lympsham. Only Mitchell (27), Jones (15) and Mitchell (10) put up any resistance.

The pick of the Lympsham bowlers and Trust Inheritance man of the match was Jed Kerkin bowling five overs 2-9. A Mickelwright (1-3), M Ford (1-12), D Luff (2-17), Max Gregory (1-33) and Tom Gooding (1-6) saw Kingskerswell bowled out for 95.

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