The second half of the cricket season began in identical fashion to the first for Timsbury who were heavily beaten by eight wickets away to Frenchay in the Bristol and District League Senior Division. It leaves the team perched perilously close to the relegation zone.
After being put into bat the visitors’ innings began in disastrous fashion and they were soon 7-3. Only Kev Sibley who battled hard for 18 and skipper Jon Strand (10) managed double figures as Timsbury were bundled out for 76 in just over 31 overs. Chare Smith (3-24) and Eddie Williams (3-24) recorded the best figures for the home side. Rain looked to be Timsbury’s best hope but after a stoppage just after Frenchay had reached 50 play eventually resumed and Mike Donaldson who is a constant thorn in the Timsbury side saw his team home with an unbeaten 36. Graeme Webb took the two wickets to fall.
Rain did have a major effect on the Timsbury 2nd XI and 3rd XI matches with both encounters abandoned. Bristol Sri Lankans amassed a total of 256-6 against the 2nd XI in Bristol and District League Division 6 with the impressive Shehan Somaratna leading with the way with 127 that included seven sixes. Zak Cox and Oli Hulbert both took two wickets for the home side. After a rain delay Timsbury were set a revised target of 157 from 24 overs but after reaching 47-1 from 8.5overs the rain had the last word.
There was a similar frustration for Timsbury 3rd XI at home to Bradley Stoke 4th XI in the Bristol and District League Division 14. The visitors totalled 167-4 from their 40 overs with two wickets and a catch for Liam Hosford. Captain Laurie Jones got the reply off to a good start with 31 and Matt Ball and Seb Nix were both going well when the weather forced the abandonment with the home side on 74-2 from 18 overs. The 3rd XI remain in second place in the table.