Winning run for cricket team!
Lympstone’s winning ways continue – with the unbeaten run now eight games, despite the occasional absence of best batsmen Charley and Miles Lenygon. It is sometimes close, though – as in a Sunday “test match” at home to Pitt Farm: after gaining a first innings lead of 18, Lympstone was bowled out for 118 in their second, setting a target of 136. Needing 14 to win off the last of the game’s 80 overs, the visitors managed 12 – giving the Villagers victory by one run and their scorer serial palpitations. Best batsman, with 28 in each Lympstone innings, was this season’s most improved player, Ollie Creighton.
Back to back home and away games against Heads and Quickes yielded victory by 7 wickets at home and by 60 runs at Newton St Cyres, where a massive (and record) 222 for 2 was posted by Lympstone in their 20 overs. Next up was Exeter Networking: without the Lenygons, Lympstone had to rely on a quick fire 30 from last man Toby Ingham to post a respectable 125. Good bowling with 3 wickets apiece for Ben Pears, David Wright and Patrick Hall sealed a win by 21 runs.
Next it was the Annual Cricket Match – with Charles and Miles now playing for the opposition! Fifties from George Greenway and Ben Ingham helped the Village to a healthy 171-5, and once “our” Lenygon boys were both bowled in the forties, School never looked like matching the much improved Village team.
Tony Day – Scorer