Rain forced the abandonment of Timsbury’s visit to Bristol West Indians Phoenix in the Bristol and District League Senior Division but the 10 points they collected keeps them right in contention in the promotion race with other results going their way.
The home side got off to a flying start with Timsbury showing a lack of intensity in the field. Raj Chudasama (43) and Nick Davis (39) put on 62 for the first wicket but the introduction of Kev Sibley into the attack changed thing dramatically. His opening spell of 3-17 in seven overs saw Bristol West Indians Phoenix decline to 94-5. Sam Baber led a recovery with a well-constructed innings of 39 before being run out and when the rain came after 37 overs the home side had progressed to 188-8. Neil Hucker aided Sibley with figures of 3-44 before the weather had the final say.
It was a similar story for the club’s seconds and thirds. The seconds may have been grateful for the inclement weather after being bowled out for 136 at home to Carsons/Mangotsfield. Only four players got into double figures with Rob Clothier (23), captain Ben Hosford (21) and Sol Thompson (20) the main contributors.
The thirds saw their game away to Midsomer Norton thirds curtailed with the home side on 143-6. Ben Bicknell (51) and Graham Poulton (47) laid the foundation for the home side’s total with Matt Ball bringing Timsbury back into the game with a spell of 4-14 from six overs.
This week (August 18th) Timsbury are at home to Coalpit Heath, the seconds visit Almondsbury seconds and the thirds are at home to Bristol West Indians Phoenix thirds.