Timsbury produced a top team performance to defeat Pak Bristolians by seven wickets at home in the Bristol and District League Senior Division. It was a game that the village side dominated from start to finish and saw them amass a healthy 20 points with the visitors claiming just one.
Timsbury’s opening bowlers Kev Sibley and Sam Hoddinott set the bar early on and captain Jon Strand was able to give each of them their full allotment of eight overs without a break. Sibley conceded just 11 runs with one wicket while Hoddinott took 2-22. Teenager Joe Kinnear then took three crucial wickets in his best spell for the senior team to finish with 3-30 while Greg Passingham kept up the pressure at the other end conceding just 19 runs from his eight overs. The Bristol side were never able to gain control and the innings was wrapped up with one wicket for Steve Clothier and a late haul of 3-8 for Strand. Subhan Razaq (39) and Bilal Butt (30) were the only Pak Bristolian batsmen to challenge the home stranglehold.
Chasing the modest total Timsbury suffered an early blow when opener Mark Sage was bowled for four but a crucial partnership between Passingham and Gary Pearcy settled the nerves. When Passingham was dismissed Jack Williams carried on the good work alongside an increasingly confident Pearcy and when he was out for a hard hitting 25 the job was nearly done. It was appropriate that Pearcy hit the winning run and at the same time brought up an excellent half century in arguably his most responsible innings for the club.
Timsbury 2nd XI kept up the pressure at the top of the Bristol and District League Division 6 with a comprehensive nine-wicket win away to Knowle 3rd XI. After being invited to bat first Knowle got off to excellent start through openers Lewis (54) and Marshall (29) but once they had gone the innings subsided with three wickets each for Dave Nowell and Dan Hill and two for Zak Cox. Frustratingly Timsbury were unable to get the final wicket with Knowle ending on 126-9. Timsbury wasted no time in chasing the target with a confident opening stand between skipper Ben Hosford and Dan Hill. When Hill was out for 32 the skipper was joined by the in-form Paul Cracknell who battered the bowling with a swashbuckling undefeated 53 and with Hosford finishing 32 not out the visitors coasted home after just 16 overs.
To complete a good day for the club the 3rd XI won by five wickets in a low scoring game away to Clevedon 4th XI in the Bristol and District League Division 14. The home side were dismissed for 83 with Josh Bond-Kendall leading the way with 4-20 and Liam Hosford capturing 3-15. Timsbury lost three early wickets in reply but captain Laurie Jones and Ben Smith took control and after Jones was out for 26 Smith saw his team home with an excellent knock of 45 not out.