Timsbury set up an exciting end to the season with a five-wicket win away to bottom club Portishead in the Bristol and District League Senior Division. Before next Saturday’s final game of the campaign, at home to Nailsea, Timsbury find themselves just one point behind third-placed Old Bristolians Westbury with three teams likely to be promoted.
After being put into bat the home side got off to a great start with Cooper and Chambers putting on 67 for the first wicket. However, once Chambers had been dismissed by Jon Strand for 29 the innings fell apart. The final 10 wickets went down for a mere 41 runs with Cooper eventually run out for 46. Strand confirmed his position in the top ten of bowlers in the Senior Division with figures of 5-20 in his nine overs, skipper Steve Clothier took 2-8 and Kev Sibley 2-17.
In reply Timsbury lost Mark Sage and Nathan Hawkins early on but wicketkeeper Adam Brinkworth and Sibley ensured there would be no slip up. Brinkworth hit nine fours and two sixes in his 56 and Sibley, who has enjoyed an excellent all-round season in his second season at the club, was unbeaten on 21 when the visitors crossed the winning line.
Timsbury seconds suffered a major setback in their hopes of promotion from Division 8 when they lost by eight wickets at home to a strong Saltford Fairway side who are now six points behind second-placed Timsbury. The consistent Sol Thompson scored 25 and skipper Ben Hosford 23 in Timsbury’s total of 133 but it always looked well below par. With Aiden Taynton 43 not out and Alex Parsons unbeaten on 41 the visitors won with plenty to spare. In the final game Timsbury are away to league leaders BAC.
Timsbury thirds have enjoyed their best season for years and are now in third place in Division 14. Their latest conquest saw them chase down Old Bristolians Westbury Fourths’ total of 220 to win by five wickets. Openers Kelvin Hancock (68) and Lee Hulbert (61) set them on their way and inspirational captain Ash Davis saw the team home with an unbeaten 30. Their final game of the season sees them entertain Winterbourne fifths.