A strong performance in the closing stages of their match away to Coalpit Heath in the Bristol and District League Senior Division saw Timsbury come within sight of an unlikely win but in the end they were beaten by one wicket. For most of the contest the visitors were second best and their disappointing total of 163 always looked vulnerable.
After opting to bat first Timsbury made the worst possible start losing openers Mark Sage and Sol Thompson with only a single on the board. Lloyd Davies making a welcome return to the village side came together with Jack Williams to add 47 before Williams was caught behind for 25 and Davies soon followed for 27. Kev Sibley and Graeme Webb had enjoyed lucrative partnerships over the previous two weeks and they continued their good form adding 49 before Sibley was dismissed for 31. Webb made a fluent 36 but after he was caught in the deep the innings fell away. Khalid Ali (4-16) and Jack Williams (3-18) recorded impressive figures for the home side.
In reply Coalpit Heath got off to strong start and at 83-1 and 131-3 it was very much their game to lose. Timsbury upped their intensity and with nerves setting in the home side lost their last four wickets for just 10 runs as the visitors sensed an unlikely win. Wicketkeeper Dafydd Nicholas (41 not out) proved the key figure, however, holding the innings together and with the scores tied he struck the winning boundary. Greg Passingham again bowled well for the visitors with 3-27 from his nine overs.
Timsbury seconds continued their rise up the Bristol and District League Division 6 with a convincing 65 run win at home to BAC. Batting first Timsbury compiled a total of 250 with Paul Cracknell leading the way with a swashbuckling 80 which included six sixes. He received good support from Gary Pearcy (61) and Dan Hill (45). Hill then turned key bowler taking 3-27 as the Bristol side were restricted to 185-9 with Freddie Hosford backing him up with 2-34.
Timsbury thirds’ league game against St Mary Redcliffe was cancelled as the opponents were unable to raise a side but a rapidly arranged friendly away to Wedmore seconds saw Timsbury win by seven wickets. Batting first the home side totalled 132-6 from their 30 overs with Russell King conceding just five runs from his six overs with one wicket and Neil Hulford taking 2-24. George Webb then dominated the Timsbury reply with an excellent innings of 74 with Ashley Davis (23 not out) and Hulford seeing the side home.