There were more frustrations for Timsbury First Eleven who could only manage two overs in their crucial home match with Coalpit Heath in the Bristol and District League Senior Division before the game was abandoned.

Four of the last five matches have been lost to the weather and despite several attempts to get the game started the heavy rain had the final word.

There was better news, however, for Timsbury’s Second Eleven who managed to get a game finished away to Bath’s fourth eleven and won by seventy runs in the Bristol and District League Fifth Division.

Batting first, Timsbury compiled 237-3 in a game reduced to thirty two overs. Openers Ollie Davis and acting captain Adam Workman gave their side an excellent start. Davis was eventually dismissed for fifty five but Workman ended unbeaten just three runs short of a century with James Rawlings boosting the total at the end with forty five not out.

Alan Alex took 2-33 for the home side. Bath were led by someone well known in the Timsbury camp, Dave Pippett, who was a member of Timsbury’s side that reached the National Village final at Lords in 2006.

Now playing alongside his son Jack, he showed he has lost none of his batting craft with a knock of sixty while Mathan Balasubramaniyan finished unbeaten on sixty three in a total of 167-5. For Timsbury Seb Nix took 2-32.

M Tucker