Another solid all round display saw Timsbury notch up a notable 15-run win away to Clevedon 2nd XI in the Bristol and District League Senior Division. After a slow start to the season it sees them move up to fourth place in the table.
Timsbury’s total of 200 again owed much to a crucial mid-order partnership between Graeme Webb and Kev Sibley. When Jack Williams was dismissed for a lively 23 the visitors had slipped to 66-4 but Webb and Sibley added 69 with the in-form Webb going on to make a typically hard hitting 68 with eight fours and six sixes. Useful contributions from Jesse Bishop and Neil Hucker saw Timsbury claim their fourth bonus point before they were dismissed with one ball remaining of their 45 overs. There were three wickets each for Jack Banks and Connor Crane.
When Clevedon replied Sibley made an early breakthrough but the home side then took control and at 93-1 were very much in the driving seat. Hucker broke the partnership bowling Oliver Wilson for 37 and although Crane was to make 78 Hucker and Greg Passingham kept up the pressure as Clevedon lost wickets at regular intervals. Hucker finished with 3-35 and Passingham 3-49 while Webb finished with two late wickets. There was also notable assistance from wicketkeeper Adam Brinkworth who had an excellent day behind the stumps and who claimed the important scalps of Crane and Bachelor.
Timsbury 2nd XI came back to form with a three-wicket win at home to Patchway in the Bristol and District League Division 6 . The visitors set a challenging total of 199-6 with Matthew Williams making 84 and Dnyanesh Karmarkar 55. The home side shared the wickets but there was a notable milestone for former captain Steve Clothier who was making his first appearance of the season and who claimed his 500th victim for the club since Play Cricket records began.
Adam Workman supplied a solid base to the reply with 44 before Paul Cracknell again provided the fireworks with seven fours and three3 sixes in his lively 54. Captain Ben Hosford almost saw his side home with an important 28 but in the end it was left to Joe Kinnear (27), Zak Cox (18 not out ) and Clothier (15 not out) to finish the job off.
Acting captain Neil Hulford led Timsbury 3rd XI to a four-wicket win at home to Hambrook 3rd XI in the Bristol and District League Division 14. Chasing a total of 159 Timsbury had slipped to 58-4 but Hulford’s 55 and an undefeated 31 from Matt Brown secured the victory. Earlier Connor Harris had been the home side’s most successful bowler with 3-23.