For the second time in three days Timsbury had the better of Keynsham 2nd XI with a 31-run home win in the Bristol and District League Senior Division. It followed a win in the Somerset Cup competition.
After a slow start to the present campaign Timsbury have now notched up two successive victories and like the previous Saturday it was largely based on a solid batting performance. Mark Sage(33) and Sol Thompson (32) gave the innings a good base and then later on Graeme Webb joined Kev Sibley to push Timsbury past the 200 mark. Webb was in particularly sparkling form hitting four sixes in his knock of 59 with Sibley contributing an invaluable 33. Ryan Evans (3-40) was Keynsham’s most successful bowler.
Neil Hucker made early inroads when the visitors batted and recorded outstanding figures of 4-11 from his nine overs. Mark Branton was the mainstay of the Keynsham innings with an undefeated 79 but a spell of three wickets in two overs from Jesse Bishop, at the point when Keynsham looked in with a real chance, tied up the game. Evans built a partnership with Branton to deny Timsbury full bowling points but the home side were well satisfied with the 31 run win.
Timsbury second XI had a comprehensive nine-wicket win away to previously unbeaten league leaders Pucklechurch in the Bristol and District League Division 6. The home side were bowled out for 93 in just over 26 overs with the damage done by the club’s promising young brigade. Ollie Hulbert again impressed with figures of 4-35, Joe Kinnear took 2-7, Seb Nix 2-12 and Zak Cox 2-21. Captain Ben Hosford and Adam Workman then came close to knocking the runs off by themselves before Hosford was dismissed for 43. Workman finished unbeaten on 39 with Dave Nowell joining him to finish the job off.
To complete a good day for the club Timsbury 3rd XI were six-wicket winners at home to Frenchay 4th XI in the Bristol and District League Division 14. Frenchay were dismissed for 121 with the chairman’s son Liam Hosford leading the way with 3-20 with Neil Hulford taking 2-18. A fine innings of 54 from Will Rawlings led the successful response with good support from Matt Ball (23), Ben Smith (18 not out) and George Webb (14).