Bath progress in T20

9 May 2021


Bath overcame Lansdown and Bishopston in the First round of the ECB T20 competition. The early rounds see three teams playing each other at the nominated home ground which in this case was Combe Park. The weather played a part as a wet outfield saw the start of play delayed until 1200. This reduced the matches to 15 overs per side.

In the first match a strong performance by Bishopston saw them beat Lansdown by 9 wkts as they chased down 86 for the loss of one wkt.

The second match saw Bath play Bishopton knowing nothing but a win would see them stay in the competition. Bath were given a quick start by Jack Scrivens (18 from 7 balls), this then led to a superb unbeaten partnership of 125 between Paul Muchall (74) and Sam Mount (37) including 27 from the last over seeing the final score boosted to 148 for 2 of the alloted 15 overs.

Not happy with his part in the century partnership skipper Sam Mount then returned figures of 4-8 from his three overs as Bishopston struggled to 58 for 8 before rain curtailed the end of the innings. Debutant Bradley Porteous fresh from his quarentine also picked up his first wickets with 2-8. Bath were victors by 62 runs on D/L.

This set up the final match with all three teams still able to qualify although Bath's superior net run rate made them the favourites.

Lansdown batted first and again due to some good bowling were only able to muster 90 for 8 of their 15 overs. New boy Brad Porteous picking up 3-15 and two apiece for skipper Sam Mount and Kyle Hopper. Bath chased down the runs for the loss of 3 wkts with 7 overs to spare.


Afterwards skipper Sam Mount said,

"It was great to get 2 wins today in tricky conditions and against 2 good sides today. Everyone who got the ball in their hand performed well and I thought our effort in the field was outstanding. Was good to see Brad Porteous make his debut for us with 2 strong spells with the ball. Batting wise, Paul Muchall led the side with 74* v Bishopston and we chased 90 against Lansdown with Jack Scrivens making 35 to back up his ton yesterday."