Lympsham fall well short against Blagdon

Rod Simpson batting for Lympsham.

Rod Simpson batting for Lympsham. - Credit: Archant

Lympsham lost to Blagdon by 96 runs, despite Jason Parsons hitting an excellent 71.

LYMPSHAM hosted Blagdon on a fine summer’s day and captain Luff won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Opener Simon Cowgill got Lympsham off to a flyer, removing Burroughs in the third over of the game. Cowgill then removed Mundy to leave the visitors on 17-2 in the eighth over.

A third wicket partnership of 71 allowed Blagdon to rebuild, but Andy Russ and Adam Micklewright took apart the middle order, along with an excellent run out from Luff, the visitors slumped to 117-6.

However, Lympsham bowlers could not contain Stewart who went on to smash 74, taking the home side up to a competitive score of 237 before being bowled by Liam Morris at the end of the innings.

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In reply, Lympsham got off to the worst possible start, losing Rich Ford first ball of the innings. From then on, the innings was a struggle, and a few quick wickets left Lympsham 25-3.

Enter Lympsham Concrete man of the match Jason Parsons, who started to smash the ball to all parts of the ground, being well supported by Rod Simpson along the way.

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Parsons continued brute force hitting, before being removed for an excellent 71 off 50 balls, including eight fours and five sixes. However, after he was removed, the home side continued to lose wickets, going from 123-3, to 141 all out with only Simpson showing any resistance with 30.

Lympsham are now halfway through the season and lie a respectable fifth out of 10.

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