Lympsham held up by thunderstorms

Lympsham’s match against top of the table Long Sutton was interruped by thunderstorms.

LYMPSHAM hosted top of the table Long Sutton, where Lympsham opted to bowl first and test the impressive batting of the visitors.

Long Sutton started strongly, but needed a bit of luck as chances went down. Jack Luff made an early breakthrough, leaving the away side 50-1 after the first 10 overs.

Tom Ferns came on to claim another wicket and Liam Morris also took one as the visitors were reduced to 105-3 from 25 overs.

A strong partnership followed along with some big hitting and a 135-run partnership followed. The damage was done and when the partnership was eventually broken, the score was 257. The last ball of the innings was an impressive run out, leaving Long Sutton on 260-5.

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At tea, a heavy spell of rain hit, meaning the game had to be abandoned with Lympsham yet to bat.

Lympsham’s last game of the season is away to Wincanton, knowing that three points is needed to secure second place and cap an excellent season.

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LYMPSHAM 2nd XI’s game with Bridgwater Sports fell foul of Saturdays’ thunderstorms, but not before the team had secured enough points to confirm their place in Division 8N for next season.

Batting first, Lympsham lost two early wickets, but Rod Simpson (54) and Tom Counsell (37) steadied the ship, putting on 80 runs for the third wicket before Counsell was caught trying to push the score further along.

Some big hitting from Stuart Bruce (26) and Dan Berry (23 not out) took Lympsham to 181-8, and an important nine batting points before the storms closed in at the tea interval and the game was declared a draw.

Man of the match sponsored by the Indian Massala in Bleadon, was Rod Simpson.

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