IT WAS not a great weekend for Timsbury with all three teams defeated in the Bristol and District League followed by an early exit from the National Village Cup.

The first eleven made the short trip to Keynsham 2nd XI  in  the Bristol and District League Division 1 and were defeated by 21 runs. After being asked to bat first the home side made a strong start with the left-handed batter Antony Cains in fine form.

His knock of 76 was the cornerstone of Keynsham’s total of 206-6 with Matt Curzon finishing unbeaten on 30. There were two wickets each for Jon Strand and Martin Richards.

Timsbury were always in the contest and a lively partnership between Mark Sage (55) and Jack Williams (32) raised the visitors’ hopes. Their dismissals in quick succession proved pivotal, however, and despite a spirited innings of 39 from skipper Jesse Bishop Timsbury finished short of their target. Curzon with 3-23 was Keynsham’s most successful bowler.

Timsbury’s second eleven found it tough going at home to a strong Congresbury 2nd XI   in the Bristol and District League Division 5 and were beaten by seven wickets.

After batting first Timsbury could muster just  68 with acting skipper Adam Workman the only batsman to reach double figures. The visitors knocked off the runs for the loss of three wickets with the experienced Mike Edmunds 35 not out. Zak Cox took 2-17 for the home side.

Things were no better for Timsbury’s third string who lost by nine wickets away to Bristol United Banks XI   in the Bristol and District League Division 9 East. The visitors were dismissed for 63 and the Banks knocked off the runs for the loss of just one wicket.

Timsbury’s visit to North Perrott in the National Village Cup was always likely to be a daunting challenge and after amassing 153-9 they were eventually beaten by eight wickets. 

Mark Sage was again the principal contributor to the batting effort with 37 and there were useful knocks from Sol Thompson (27), Gary Pearcy (22) and Kev Sibley (20). George Retter’s innings of 75 then saw North Perrott comfortably through to the next round.