Wickets tumble at Lympsham

Tom Gooding bowling for Lympsham.

Tom Gooding bowling for Lympsham. - Credit: Archant

Lympsham lost at home to Coalpit Heath by seven wickets on a wet and windy day.

LYMPSHAM hosted newly-relegated Coalpit Heath on a wet and windy day and things got worse when the home side lost the toss and were asked to bat.

Opener Mike Tucker dug deep as wickets started to tumble. Only Jack Luff showed any real resistance in the middle overs, but once they were both removed, it left the home side on a disappointing 47-6.

Stand-out batsmen Dave Luff provided some quality at the bottom of the order with a well deserved 29, but wickets continued to fall and Lympsham ended on a below par 98.

After tea, Lympsham showed a glimmer of hope with captain Luff making an early breakthrough. The introduction of Lympsham Concrete player of the match Sophie Luff picked up two more wickets and finished with fantastic figures of 4-1-7-2, but it was not enough as the visitors reached their target in the 28th over for the loss of just three wickets.

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M Tucker c Lomas b George 18

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J Parsons b Sprackman 6

T Gooding c Neal b Sprackman 5

J Luff c Seaman b Neal 11

R Ford c Rose b Lomas 1

S Luff c Harris b Lomas 8

S Poole c Cooper b Neal 0

D Luff c George b Lomas 27

J Taylor c Rose b Lomas 4

S Cowgill not out 9

A Micklewright c Harris b Neal 0

Extras 9

Total 98

Bowling: S Cowgill 6-1-18-0; J Luff 7-2-18-1; A Micklewright 4-1-17-0; T Gooding 4-0-21-0; S Luff 4-1-7-2; J Taylor 2.2-1-8-0.

LYMPSHAM Sunday Development XI entertained Burnham in their first match since joining the Somerset County Sports Sunday Cricket League and ended winning by an impressive 105 runs.

Captain Tom Gooding won the toss and elected to bat. Opener Craig Scriven (19) got Lympsham off to a brisk start, but when he was caught out and Gooding was out for a duck the home side were reduced to 25-2.

This brought the Nuts and Bolts man of the match Jack Luff (79) to join Sam Poole and the pair added an impressive 116 for the third wicket before Poole was out for a hard hitting 69.

Luff kept the scoreboard ticking over before getting bowled as Lympsham ended on 221-6 off their 40 overs.

In reply, Burnham struggled with some fine bowling from youngsters Adam Micklewright (1-8), Tom Ferns (1-9) and Max Gregory (1-8). Only Wheatley (20) and Harvey (28) shone in the Burnham reply and Jed Kerkin (2-36), Liam Morris (1-16), Tom Gooding (1-16) and Jack Luff (2-7) capped off a fine display in the field as Burnham were all out for 116 in the 40th over.

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