Having “done the double” in fine fashion against Nomads in what proved to be the final match, Lympstone’s cricketers can look back on a successful first season under new captain Ben Ingham.

With 10 wins from 13 played, the improved record is largely down to big hitting from the younger batsmen – Toby Ingham, Jamie Cooke, George Greenaway, Charles Lenygon and brother Miles are all difficult to dislodge or contain. The last three played more than half the matches and each amassed well over 200 runs in the season. As a mark of a great team batting effort, Lympstone’s previous best innings total of 149 has been exceeded seven times this year – it now stands at 202 for 2 (in 20 overs).

With such batting strength the bowlers have had relatively little to do, but have bowled three sides out and restricted others most of the time. Ben Ingham, Ollie Creighton and David Wright were leading wicket takers, with Gary Abrahams and Dominic Hall turning in impressive strike rates. Patrick Hall took most catches – as well as some good performances with both bat and ball.

The AGM is planned for the Autumn rather than next Spring, so if anyone would like to play cricket for Lympstone – or be otherwise involved – please give John Goss Custard a call on 277007.

Tony Day (scorer)