A thumping win for the 3rd XI was the highlight of what turned out to be a disappointing weekend for Timsbury Cricket Club with defeats for both of the senior sides.
Timsbury 1st XI were once again unable to make the most of a promising start losing by six wickets away to high fliers Frenchay in the Bristol and District League Senior Division. Batting first the visitors reached 87-2 but a mid-order collapse saw them eventually dismissed for 151 with five lbw decisions not helping the cause.
Mark Sage continued his return to form with a fluent 58 at the top of the order but apart from a defiant 25 not out late in the innings from Greg Passingham, there were no other notable contributions. Captain Alex Stell took 4-30 for the home side.
Frenchay were made to work hard for their victory but an obdurate Mike Donaldson (55) and Eddie Williams (38 not out) saw them home with plenty to spare. Sam Hoddinott with 2-33 was Timsbury’s most successful bowler.
There was no better news for Timsbury 2nd XI who were beaten by seven wickets at home to Frenchay 2nd XI in the Bristol and District League Division 5. Batting first Timsbury finished their 40 overs on 179-7 with Adam Brinkworth anchoring the innings with 54. There were also useful contributions from Joe Kinnear (30) and skipper Ben Hosford (21). Oli Hulbert made an early breakthrough for the home side but opener Joe Moss carried his bat for 84 not out and with good support from Will Stabb (40 not out) and Max Richards (28) led his side to victory.
The one positive feature of the weekend saw the third eleven win by nine wickets away to Thornbury 4th XI in the Bristol and District League Division 13. Acting captain Neil Hulford took 3-20, Martin Richards 2-13 and Chris Rawlings 2-8 as the home side were hustled out for a mere 79. Hulford (29 not out), Cory Versfeld (28) and Dan Nesbitt (19 not out) then took their side home in just over 13 overs.