Match report 21st May

24 May 2022

Bath CC 1st XI v Bridgwater CC 1st XI


Bath 1st XI travelled to The Parks Ground to play an ever-strong Bridgwater CC this weekend.


Captain Tim Rouse won the toss and put Bridgwater into bat. The Bath bowlers started well – removing both openers before Bridgwater had 50 on the board, including the important wicket of Somerset CCC and Birmingham Phoenix one day specialist, Will Smeed for just 12.


All the Bath bowlers bowled well throughout the Bridgwater innings, with notable performances from Paul Muchall, bowling ten overs and taking two wickets for just 24 runs, and James Arney, taking one wicket for 36 runs in his ten overs. However, Somerset CCC’s George Bartlett batted superbly finishing 126 not out to guide Bridgwater to a competitive total of 258-7 in their 50 overs.


Bridgwater made an excellent start to the Bath innings by removing the in-form Brad Porteous without scoring, and then made it difficult for Bath throughout their innings. However, Bath were patient with the bat and there were some crucial partnerships to help Bath get over the line with two and half overs to spare. Ash Morrison (54), Sam Young (60), and Tim Rouse (53) all made 50+, and Harry Ellison scored a quick-fire 44 off just 31 balls including five sixes towards the end of the innings.


Overall, it was a great team performance, and Bath will be looking to take advantage of their unbeaten start to the season when they face Chippenham at home next week. Captain, Tim Rouse added: “Brad has been batting so well this season that our top six have been in the fortunate position to be able to bat around him, but it was very rewarding for the team that despite losing Brad early, our top six were able to build a number of key partnerships to take us over the line. A great team effort.”


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

Bath batted first and got off to a good start before losing opener, Harry Allen when 36 was on the board. Fellow opener Hugo Morgan and number three, Kester Moseley then put on 84 together before Hugo departed for a steady 52. Kester continued to bat with the middle and lower order before he was bowled for an excellent 75. Bath finished on 206-7 from their 50 overs.


In reply, Twyford House batted well with Mark Fowler scoring an excellent 69 to help Twyford get home in the 48th over with six wickets down.


Bath CC 3rd XI v Knowle CC 2nd XI

Bath 3rd XI played hosts to Knowle CC 2nd XI at the Brownsword Ground this Saturday recording a 4-wicket victory. Knowle batted first and struggled throughout the innings against Bath’s bowling attack - which included excellent figures from David Pennington of 4-40 from just seven overs, and Max Kerr 3-27 from just six overs.


Bath’s innings was built around a number of key contributions from Captain Ted Roe (32), opener, Thiann Aspeling (21) and Innes Pierce (28) to take the team home in the 35th over with four wickets still in hand.


Bath CC 4th XI v Stapleton CC 2nd XI

Bath 4th XI won a very close game at Stapleton CC, beating their 2nd XI by just four runs in the last over of the match.


Batting first Bath set 181-8, with opener Will Ireland top scoring with 43. Bath’s bowlers then took regular wickets as opener and captain, Matt Midgely held the Stapleton innings together by top scoring with 44. But as Stapleton edged towards Bath’s total, a spell of three wickets for just eight runs from Jonathan Green won the game for the 4th team, finishing the game off in great fashion by bowling Chris Stone for a first ball duck.

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