A prolonged spell of rain after tea saw Timsbury’s home match with Bristol West Indian Phoenix in the West of England Premier League (Bristol and North Somerset) abandoned. While most games in the area were unaffected the heavy clouds hanging over the village refused to go away.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first the visitors had set Timsbury a challenging total of 265. Ellis Hancock made an early breakthrough to remove the dangerous Jack Baber and then took a superb boundary catch to dismiss the overseas all-rounder Iraq Thomas who had made a quickfire 26.
Thereafter the visitors produced some quality batting with Cole Pierre and Orville Pennant adding 111 before the dreaded Nelson struck and saw the end of Pierre for a fluent 45. Pennant eventually went for 84 again as a result of an excellent boundary catch this time from Mark Sage.
Sam Baber kept up the momentum before falling victim to a top wicketkeeping catch from Adam Brinkworth for 42. On a difficult afternoon for bowlers Graeme Webb took 3-44 and there was a brace each for captain Jon Strand and Steve Clothier.
Timsbury’s third eleven captain Ashley Davis stepped up to the second team for the away game with St George Valley and starred in the side’s 22 run win in the Bristol and District League Division 7. He hit an unbeaten 64 and with the consistent Adam Workman making 46 and Dan Nesbitt a valuable 27 Timsbury totalled 189. John Britton took 4-23 for the home side. Neil Hulford (3-30), Lee Hulbert (2-26) and Oli Davis(2-28) then bowled their side to victory.