Another disappointing batting display saw Timsbury 1st XI suffer a four-wicket home defeat against Pak Bristolians in the Bristol and District League Senior Division but there was more good news for the third eleven who won a thriller on the school field.
After being asked to bat first Timsbury were dismissed for a meagre 98 in 30 overs. Mark Sage began promisingly before being caught at long on for 22 and Jesse Bishop batted well in the mid-order for 30 but there were few other meaningful contributions. There were four wickets each for Abdullah Tabraiz (4-9) and Subhan Razaq (4-40).
The total left the Timsbury attack with little to play with but they battled to the end and some late wickets gave them some extra bonus points. The consistent Sam Hoddinott was the pick of the bowlers with 3-13 with captain Jon Strand taking 2-17. Taimour Warraich anchored the successful run chase with a fluent 43. This Saturday sees Timsbury’s final game of the season at Claverham with their stay in the Senior Division still uncertain if three sides go down.
With no game for Timsbury 2nd XI the third eleven took centre stage winning by eight runs at home to Bradley Stoke 4th XI in the Bristol and District League Division 13. After electing to bat first Timsbury were all out for 179. Dan Nesbitt continued his good form with 38, Cory Versfeld made 31, captain Neil Hulford 23 and Freddie Hosford struck a crucial late 20. Shahbaz Hussain took 5-19 in a telling eight over spell.
Martin Richards has enjoyed a profitable first season with the club and he again played a significant role in the victory taking 4-29. With Liam Hosford grabbing a brace the visitors finished on 171-9.