Opening day defeat for Lympsham

Lympsham started the new league season with a defeat at Huish and Langport.

Lympsham opened their campaign in Division 3 with a trip to Huish and Langport.

Having won the toss and asking the home side to bat, Dan Berry and Lympsham Concrete man of the match Simon Bailey made the home team work hard for their runs.

Berry (1-33) made the first breakthrough dismissing the dangerous Dean for 21. Bailey took another soon after and bowled his spell right through returning excellent figures of 1-10 off nine overs. Change bowler Liam Morris (1-57) picked up a third with the score on 77 when Ben Evans took a blinding catch.

Unfortunately, chances were missed and M Skeet (105 not out) and T Hawkins (67 not out) took full advantage taking the home side to 240 off their 45 overs.

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In reply, Dave Luff (33) and Rich Ford(30) got Lympsham off to a solid start putting on 72 for the first wicket before Luff was caught in the deep for 33.

Trying to push the score on, Ford went soon after for 30 and a flurry of wickets extinguished any hopes Lympsham had of chasing down the home score.

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Captain Tom Gooding (25) and Simon Bailey (22) added 35 for the sixth wicket and youngster Ben Evans showed some classy shots for his 13.

Lympsham were eventually dismissed for a creditable 178 in the penultimate over.

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