Timsbury failed to take advantage of a favourable batting position and were eventually beaten by five wickets at home to Brislington in the West of England Premier League (Bristol and North Somerset). After batting first and reaching 149-2 they proceeded to lose their last eight wickets for 47 runs and the final total of 196 never looked to be enough.
For the second week running openers Mark Sage and Adam Brinkworth got Timsbury off to a good start before Sage was bowled for 34 with the score on 65. A stand of 67 for the third wicket between Brinkworth and Kevin Sibley set up the home side for a total over 200 but their dismissals were followed by a disappointing collapse. Brinkworth again looked good during his innings of 62 and Sibley contributed a valuable 27. Thereafter it was all Brislington with three wickets for Josh Whitemore and a brace each for Milo Ayres and ex-Gloucestershire county cricketer Rob Cunliffe.
The visitors also progressed well early on with Will Ollis (23) and Jack Gunningham (33) putting on 57 for the first wicket. Sibley and captain Jon Strand then took two quick wickets but Ayres with a rapid 35 and Tabish Khan (47) re-established the innings. Cunliffe showed all his experience with an unbeaten 42 to see his side home.
Timsbury seconds had a frustrating Saturday off. Their game away to Bristol Asians was called off by Downend Parish Council as Travellers had set up on both pitches.
Timsbury thirds looked well on their way to a second win of the season when making 258-3 away to Clevedon’s 4th XI but in the end were beaten by two wickets. Three Timsbury players made exactly 54.
Teenager Will Rawlings hit a maiden half-century and was joined by Matt Ball and captain Ashley Davis while opener Lee Hulbert struck 40. The visitors couldn’t follow up their batting exploits in the field and a disappointing bowling and fielding display saw them go down with three balls left.