A Timsbury side lacking nearly half of their regular line-up were beaten by 87 runs at home to Twyford House in the West of England Premier League (Bristol and North Somerset). It was a tough afternoon for the village side against strong opposition led by Surrey fielding coach and ex-Gloucestershire county cricketer Chris Taylor.
After being asked to bat first by acting Timsbury skipper Mark Sage the visitors were given a solid start by teenagers Max Trotman and Henry King. They added 63 for the first wicket before King was caught and bowled by Ed Roberts for 23.
Taylor rode his luck before being caught by Paul Cracknell off the bowling of Gary Pearcy for 14 but Trotman was then joined by father Richard and together they added 91 for the third wicket. Max was eventually dismissed for 79 by Greg Passingham, the first of the bowler’s four victims and Richard made 66 before being bowled by Steve Clothier. Passingham ended a tidy spell with figures of 4-29 as the visitors totalled 245-8 from their 50 overs.
Passingham then featured in Timsbury’s best partnership adding 68 for the fourth wicket with Kev Sibley. Sibley topscored with 37 and Passingham finished with 30 but Timsbury were never seriously in the hunt. Mark Fowler starred for Twyford with 5-30 and Taylor took two late wickets as the home side were dismissed for 158.