Timsbury 1st XI came back strongly after their disappointing two-wicket defeat at home to Winterbourne second XI to record a convincing six-wicket victory away to second placed Stapleton in the Bristol and District League Senior Division. After electing to bowl first Timsbury made early inroads into the Stapleton batting line-up and the home side never recovered eventually being bowled out for 110 in just over 31 overs. Oli Hulbert led the way with figures of 3-34, Arran Stewart in his first league match of the season took 2-32 and Jon Strand took 2-2. The bowlers were backed up by sharp fielding and crucial catches.
The visitors approached the run chase in positive style and knocked off the runs in just 19 overs. Jack Willams was the star of the show striking a rapid undefeated 48 including 10 fours.
Timsbury’s second eleven were involved in a high-scoring encounter at home to Abbot’s Leigh in the Bristol and District League Division 5 before running out winners by 36 runs. Dan Hill was in typically aggressive form for his 81, Adam Workman struck 51, captain Ben Hosford was out just three runs short of his half-century while George Webb again impressed with an unbeaten 35 as Timsbury rattled up 243-4 in their 40 overs.
Far from being inhibited by the imposing target the visitors gave the chase a real go with James Holdsworthy hitting a rapid 65, Ben Caddick making 47 and James Tucker 45 but Timsbury held their nerve for a much needed win. Zak Cox took 3-28, Neil Hucker 2-38 and Freddie Hosford 2-44 in the visitors’ total of 207-9.
Timsbury 3rd XI again bore the brunt of unavailabilities but once more showed a lot of character before losing by three wickets away to Old Bristolians Westbury 4th XI in the Bristol and District League Division 13. After being asked to bat first Timsbury were dismissed for 109 with the promising Cory Versfeld top scoring with 27. Captain Laurie Jones did his best to keep Timsbury in the match but a knock of 42 from opener Nathan Williams proved crucial.