Lympsham keep up their winning run

Gary Hutton.

Gary Hutton. - Credit: Archant

Lympsham kept up their winning ways with victory at Huntspill & District.

LYMPSHAM made the short trip to Huntspill & District with the team in high spirits after three consecutive wins.

Skipper Jack Luff won the toss for the fourth week running and again decided to bowl first.

The home side started well and played positively taking the score to 40 in just the ninth over. Jack Luff and Tom Gooding continued to create chances, and it was Luff who got the first breakthrough with a good slower ball which was held by Sam Poole at cover.

It was the introduction of Poole himself who changed the game, taking the pace off the ball and bowling a tight line. He finished with superb figures of 3-31 off his 12 overs, and was well supported by Adam Micklewright (1-27) and Matt Mitchell (1-23).


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Gooding returned at the death to finish with 2-31 and Huntspill were restricted to 158-9.

In reply, Gary Hutton and Dave Luff looked to punish anything off line or length, and Lympsham Concrete man of the match Hutton reached his 50 off just 34 deliveries and took Lympsham into a strong position at 80 for no loss in the 14th over.

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He was eventually stumped for a brilliant 61, but when Jack Luff (11), Jason Parsons (2) and Sophie Luff (8) were all removed as well, Lympsham still required 30 more for victory at 129-4.

But victory was never in doubt, as Dave Luff continued to show his class finishing 52 not out and ensuring Lympsham crossed the line in the 37th over.

Lympsham will look to make it five in a row at home to Wellington on Saturday.

THE seconds went down to Spaxton, despite an unbeaten century from opener Andy Hall.

The visitors won the toss and set Lympsham a challenging 300 to win after two batsmen made centuries. The stand-out bowler for the home side was Mark Russ with 3-25.

In reply, Hall set off at a pace, alongside Rich Drew, but when Drew departed, the run rate slowed as the field was set deeper, meaning the home side ran out of overs finishing on 255-4 with Hall unbeaten on 115.

Man of the match sponsored by the Indian Massala in Bleadon, was Andy Hall.

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