Lympsham register another victory

Tom Gooding bowling for Lympsham.

Tom Gooding bowling for Lympsham. - Credit: Archant

Lympsham opening bat Mike Tucker scored 84 in his side’s victory over Hampset.

LYMPSHAM travelled to Hampset near Bath, for their second away game of the season.

Luff won the toss and decided to bowl first, with Simon Cowgill picking up an early wicket. The home side recovered to 76-1 before Cowgill picked up another wicket, while Luff removed the dangerous Williams for 73.

Some tight bowling and good fielding kept the pressure on, with some quality bowling from Sam Poole at the end, picking up 3-55, it left Hampset 233-9 off their 45 overs.

Lympsham started slowly, losing two early wickets. This brought Jack Luff to the crease to join Lympsham Concrete man of the match Mike Tucker, who was caressing the ball to all parts of the ground, as well as attacking the short boundary off of the spinners.

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Luff kept the scoreboard ticking, whilst Tucker continued to stroke to ball through the gaps and made a superb 84 before being caught on the boundary.

Some sensible batting from Luff and wonderful hitting from Jason Parsons took the side within touching distance, with Luff hitting the winning runs and also bringing up his half century in the middle of the 39th over.

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R Ford b Williams 8

M Tucker ct Williams b Gratton-Peters 84

T Gooding b Williams 12

J Luff not out 53

J Parsons not out 35

Extras 45

Total 237

Bowling: S Cowgill 12-3-38-2; J Luff 12-3-61-2; A Russ 8-0-46-0; S Poole 11-1-55-3; T Gooding 2-0-26-0.

The 2nd XI entertained Hallen from Bristol, with Lympsham looking for their first win of the season.

Hallen won the toss and elected to bat in ideal conditions with Lympsham fielding a reduced side of eight players. Liam Morris (0-36) and Tom Ferns (0-63) opened the bowling with Max Gregory (1-51) supporting one end.

Thanks to some excellent bowling, the openers Meyer (50) and Calcutt (20) found it difficult to take advantage of the reduced numbers in the field.

The loss of Calcutt brought Duneval to the crease who gave some early chances in the air. Despite some excellent bowling from Julian Froud (0-37), Josh Mann (0-16), Andy Ferns (1-23) and Steve Bruce (0-19), the runs came with Duneval eventually retiring hurt on (134).

Gordon (56) continued the attack supported by Cox (11) with the innings closing on a substantial total of 308-2.

Lympsham began their reply with Richard Drew (11) and Liam Morris (23) opening the batting, the early loss of Drew in the fifth over did not bode well. Steady progress was made with Joss Mann (6) supporting the recovery.

Morris and Mann both fell, bringing Andy Ferns (18) and Stuart Bruce together. After Ferns was out, Max Gregory (24 not out) came to the crease, who surprised Hallen with his stroke making, creating a great partnership with Bruce (53 not out) as Lympsham ended on 194-4.

The Jelf Lampier Group man of the match was Stuart Bruce.

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