Timsbury are through to the second round of the National Village Cup after a convincing 104 run win at home to competition-newcomers North Newton. After a poor start the home side built a substantial total which was never seriously threatened .
After being put into bat Timsbury lost early wickets with Adam Brinkworth and Kev Sibley both bowled by the persevering Chris Wadham. Jack Williams then hit a breezy 21 before being caught by Wadham but at 46-3 the home side still had plenty to do. Opener Mark Sage was still there, however, and after a watchful start he launched a series of telling blows and alongside Graeme Webb grabbed the initiative from North Newton.
They took the score to 146-4 before Sage was dismissed for 78, an innings that included 12 fours and 2 sixes. Webb then got into full stride reaching a well deserved half century with a crucial knock of 58 (five fours and four4 sixes). Jesse Bishop continued the good work with an undefeated 47 (eight fours and one six) and with skipper Jon Strand adding an unbeaten 21 at the end the Timsbury innings closed on 268-6. Wadham was the visitors’ most successful bowler with 3-35.
In reply Dave Worthington and Will Marchant gave the visitors a solid start and put on 81 for the first wicket. In doing so, however, they used up a lot of overs and the home total was soon well out of sight. Worthington was eventually out for 39 and Marchant made 32 with Cameron Street later contributing a well constructed 40. The Timsbury wickets were shared around with Greg Passingham recording the best figures of 3-14 as North Newton finishing on 164-6.
It was the first time the two teams had met each other but it was a game played in a good atmosphere and was a good run out for Timsbury who begin their Bristol and District League campaign at home to Frenchay on Saturday.