Nailsea seconds fall short in run chase

PUBLISHED: 11:51 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:51 26 July 2017

A cricket scorebook and pink balls for a T20 fixture

A cricket scorebook and pink balls for a T20 fixture


Nailsea 2nd XI fell well short in their run chase at home to Timsbury.

With Nailsea first team travelling all the way to Timsbury, only for the weather to intervene after just four overs and the thirds opposition being unable to raise a side, it was left to the seconds to fly the flag.

High-flying Timsbury Seconds were the visitors to The Grove and they set off in a rush when they took first knock. With Timsbury’s Dan Hill blasting his way to 118, the visitors found themselves on a daunting 190-1 with plenty of overs to spare.

However, Gregg Howett (3-27) and an excellent spell from Steve Lester (4-47), put the brakes on and with wickets for Terry Robinson, Harry Tidball and Will Turner, Timsbury were bowled out for a respectable 238.

In reply, Nailsea could not generate any real impetus until Rob Lange with a hard-hitting 67 upped the rate. With his dismissal went any realistic hope of a Nailsea win, as the innings petered out at 162-9.

On Saturday, the firsts entertain Congresbury, the seconds travel to Hallen and the thirds host neighbours Portishead.

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