Timsbury are out of this year’s National Village Competition after losing by 43 runs at home to Chew Magna. It was sweet revenge for the visitors who had been beaten by Timsbury for three years running in the competition.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat Chew Magna bossed the match. David Lawrence and Mike Denning put on 74 for the first wicket before Denning was stumped by Matt Brinkworth off the bowling of Sam Hoddinott for 37. Skipper Charlie Thompson then joined Lawrence and continued the good work taking the score to 150 before Lawrence was also stumped for an excellent 73. Thompson was there at the end undefeated on 58 and with Jamie Dawson smashing three sixes in a breezy knock of 27 the visitors finished on 236-5. For Timsbury there were two wickets each for Strand and Arran Stewart.
Timsbury’s reply got off to the worst possible start with the early dismissal of key opener Mark Sage for 12 and with Gary Pearcy also going for 12 the home side were soon up against it. Nathan Hawkins with 44 and Jack Williams with 36 both batted well but Timsbury were always behind the asking rate and despite a late flourish from Neil Hucker who made 36 not out Chew Magna ran out comfortable winners. Thompson completed a fine match with figures of 3-23 from his eight overs while Fraser Thomas took 3-49.