Lympsham register first league win.

Dave Luff batting for Lympsham.

Dave Luff batting for Lympsham. - Credit: Archant

Lympsham travelled to Saltford to play West United and came away with their first league victory of the season.

LYMPSHAM’S first away game of the season saw them travel to Saltford to face West United, looking for their first league win of the season.

Luff lost the toss and was surprisingly asked to field and Lympsham cashed in on this decision with some tight bowling from Luff and Cowgill and three quick wickets from Cowgill left the home side 50-3.

Increased pressure from Lympsham continued the West United collapse, with the introduction of Andy Russ picking up another two wickets. After Cowgill’s spell, James Taylor started to cash in at the same end, taking 4-47 off his 12 overs, and this left West United a below par 165-9.

Lympsham got off to a flyer, with openers Dave Luff and Rich Ford putting on 95 before Ford was removed for 36. This brought Tom Gooding to the crease who continued in the same fashion as Ford and started caressing the ball to all parts of the ground.

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With Luff timing the ball superbly, the pair pushed on comfortably and reached the target of 166 with ease in 38 overs leading to a nine wicket victory.

Lympsham Concrete man of the match Dave Luff ended on a stylish 77 not out and Gooding was undefeated on 34.

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R Ford c Asish b Ahmed 36

D Luff not out 77

T Gooding not out 34

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Total (1 wkt) 166

Bowling: S Cowgill 11-5-34-3; J Luff 12-2-51-0; A Russ 10-4-25-2; J Taylor 12-1-47-4.

LYMPSHAM Sunday XI continued their fine start to the season with a 56-run win over Bradley Stoke.

Captain Tom Gooding won the toss and elected to bat. Lympsham were in trouble at 19-3, but 50s from Jack Luff, Tom Gooding and Sam Poole helped Lympsham post a competitive 204-5.

Another disciplined display in the field ensured Bradley Stoke were always chasing the game and despite English hitting 42 and Laver 27, Bradley Stoke finished on 148-4.

All 11 players bowled for Lympsham, with wickets for Morris (2-27), Micklewright (1-27) and Gooding (1-11). There was some tight bowling from youngsters Ferns, Gregory and Granfield.

Nuts and Bolts man of the match went to the whole team for a polished performance.

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