It turned out to be a weekend to remember for Timsbury Cricket Club with a crucial win for the first team, a record breaking success for the seconds and victory for the 10-men third eleven.
Timsbury 1st XI produced their most composed batting performance of the season to beat near neighbours Keynsham 2nd XI by seven wickets at home in the Bristol and District League Senior Division. Batting first the visitors chalked up 195-6 in their 45 overs, a total which always looked to be a challenging one . Gary Worgan gave the innings early impetus with 38 while Simon Knowles batted well at the other end to finish unbeaten on 35. Steve Clothier showed all his experience to record 2-20 in nine economical overs and there was also a brace for captain Jon Strand (2-35).
Timsbury made light of the target knocking off the runs with more than eight overs to spare. Mark Sage set the pattern early on with a confident innings of 43 and then a fine partnership of 78 between Graeme Webb and Jack Williams saw the home side well on their way. Williams was dismissed for 34 but Gary Pearcy joined Webb to see there were no last minute hiccups. Webb’s crucial innings saw him complete his knock of 67 not out with two huge sixes and Pearcy ended unbeaten on 18.
The most amazing result of the season came with Timsbury 2nd XI’s visit to Pak Bristolians 2nd XI in the Bristol and District League Division 5. Facing a home total of 254-5 highlighted by Israfeel Farooq’s knock of 115 the visitors sank to 125-9 when 14 year old Liam Hosford joined James Rawlings . What emerged then was a stunning club unbeaten record stand of 130 for the tenth wicket with Rawlings unbeaten on 91 and Hosford on 37. Outplayed for the majority of the match the seconds claimed the most unlikely of victories with more than two overs to spare.
To complete a memorable day for the club the third eleven won by 71 runs at home to Barrow Gurney 2nd XI in the Bristol and District League Division 13. The match was dominated by two players. Acting captain Neil Hulford struck a superb 115 including 16 fours and 4 sixes as Timsbury ended their innings on 187. Martin Richards who had been the only other Timsbury batsman to reach double figures then took 5-21 as Barrow Gurney were dismissed for 116 despite Phil Milton’s 56. There were also two wickets for Ben Smith.