Jack Scrivens hits 180

30 May 2023

Bath CC 1st XI v Chippenham CC 1st XI

Bath CC 1st XI recorded a convincing seven wicket victory against Chippenham CC 1st XI on Saturday at North Parade. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Chippenham opening batters made a bright start, putting on 75 before George Axtell removed Jack Goodwin for 33. This started a mini collapse as Axtell then trapped Tom Makepiece (3) in front, and bowled Dylan Church (30) to leave Chippenham 80-3. The Chippenham batters then began to rebuild their innings, firstly through Josh Smith (19) and Luke Charlesworth (58), and then with contributions from Caleb Rowe (20) and Charlie Slade (22), Chippenham took their score up to an under par, 222 all out in the 49th over. The pick of the Bath bowlers was once again, George Axtell with 5-13 from his six over spell.

Bath’s reply got off to a positive start with the opener’s putting on 69 before Jack Scrivens was out for 41. This brought Kester Moseley to the crease to join Brad Porteous, who combined to build an important partnership of 83 before Moseley was out for 32. With the score on 152-2, Bath still had 17 overs to score a further 73 runs to win, and despite losing Porteous for an excellent 77, Sam Young (39*) and Jason Marshall (22*) took the Bath side home with six overs still to be bowled. Bath picked up 22 points to remain joint top of Premier One with Bridgwater CC.

Bath CC 2nd XI v Twyford House CC 1st XI

Bath 2nd XI travelled to play Bristol side, Twyford House on Saturday. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bath lost Ryan Kochupurakal for a duck with only one on the board, but fellow opener, Henry Allen and Ben Church put on over 50 before Allen went for a steady 28. Ben Church then continued to reach his 50 as he and Hamish Bell added a further 63 before Church (50) was out with the score on 122-3. Although Bell was bowled by Trotman for 42, there were important contributions from Charlie Rustell (47), Josh Norgrove (25), Dave Ford (28) to take the Bath total up to 258-9 from their 50 overs.

Twyford’s reply was seriously hampered by an excellent piece of pace bowling from left arm quick, Ben Chapman. He first removed Tom Armfield (1), then captain, Parikshith Sanjeev Shetty (6), trapped Jacob Neville (0) in front, and then bowled Arthur Trotman (10) to leave the Bristol side 24-4. An excellent recovery then unfolded, with Richard Trotman (83) putting on 126 with Alfie Huxtable (30), but when Chapman returned for his second spell, he quickly removed both batters, and Bath swiftly ran through the rest of the Twyford batting line-up to bowl them out for 171 in the 31st over. Pick of the Bath bowlers was Ben Chapman, finishing with match figures of 6-47.

Bath CC 3rd XI v Shirehampton CC 1st XI

Bath CC 3rd XI played hosts to Shirehampton CC 1st XI on Saturday. Bath captain, Thiaan Aspeling won the toss and elected to bat, and this seemed the right decision as Aspeling (25) and his fellow opener, Bill Simmons (24) built a 50 partnership, but when both batters were removed, Bath struggled to get any momentum into their innings as they continued to lose wickets to finish their innings on 154-9.

Bath’s bowlers started well by removing both of Shirehampton’s opening batters early, but Danny Conway (43), Nathan Brown (42*) and Adam Geddas (30*) combined to take the Bristol side home in just the 27th over to record a seven-wicket victory.

Bath CC 4th XI v Pucklechurch CC 1st XI

Bath CC 4th XI travelled to play Pucklechurch CC 1st XI on Saturday. Bath won the toss and elected to field, and Pucklechurch got off to a fine start putting on a rapid 90 before Josh Stevenson was bowled by L Welsh for 16. This brought Dave Bartlett to the crease, to join Ryan Watts and these two batted very positively to put on 198 before Watts went for a fine 151. Bartlett continued to bat well to finish undefeated on 124 from just 83 balls to take Pucklechurch up to a commanding 379-3.

Despite losing opener, S Price for 8, Bath’s young team continued to bat positively with useful contributions from L Welsh (31), A Moss (24) and T Ifans (25) around captain David Pippett, who was eventually bowled for a run a ball, 88. Bath eventually ended their innings 227-9 well short of the Pucklechurch total, but once again putting up a spirited performance.

ECB National Club Championship – Bath CC 1st XI v Keynsham CC 1st XI

Bath 1st XI travelled to Keynsham to record a convincing victory in the ECB National Club Championship over Keynsham 1st XI on Sunday. Bath won the toss and chose to bat on what looked like a good wicket and lightening quick outfield. Opener, Jack Scrivens led the way, batting for most of the Bath innings for a very dominant 180 off just 122 balls. There were also contributions from Sam Young (40) and Brad Porteous (31) before the Bath side finished on a commanding 347-7 from their 40 overs.

Keynsham’s reply immediately stuttered when captain, Tom Bancroft was bowled by Ben Chapman for just one, and although Jake Carstens (45) and Jack Tweedie (44) both formed a good partnership, when both were caught and bowled by captain, Tim Rouse a collapse followed which left the Keynsham side all out for 138 in the 30th over, still 209 runs adrift. Pick of the Bath bowlers were Tim Rouse (3-28), Joe Heywood (3-21) and Will Arney (2-10). Bath now proceed to the third round and will face the long trip to Penzance on the 18th June for a place in the last 16.

Bath Wanderers 1st XI v Dumbleton Women’s 1st XI

Bath 1st XI women’s team, the Wanderers travelled to the picturesque Gloucester village of Dumbleton to play their women’s 1st XI on Sunday. Dumbleton won the toss and elected to bat, and despite a rapid 50 from number three, Katie Jones off just 41 balls, when she was bowled by Emily Smith the innings fell away with the batting side all out for 121 in the 26th over. Pick of the Bath bowlers were Emily Smith (3-18) and Charlotte Philips (3-24).

The Wanderers made very easy work of the chase, as openers Emma Godman (35) and Isla Thomson (57) took the Bath side home in just the 14th over of their innings to record a 10-wicket victory.

WEPL T20 Group Six A

Bath 1st XI played two T20 matches in the WEPL T20 competition on Monday, first beating Potterne CC by 44 runs, but then the Bath side tied with Corsham CC in their second match, with both sides scoring 178-9 from their 20 overs. Notable performances across the two matches included an undefeated 46 from Jason Marshall against Potterne, 40 from Sam Young against Corsham, and seven wickets for Brad Porteous across the two matches (3-25 and 4-19).

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