Match reports 11/12 June
16 June 2022
Bath CC 1st XI v Thornbury CC 1st XI
At North Parade on Saturday captain, Tim Rouse won the toss and elected to bat.
Openers Jack Scrivens and Bradley Porteous started steadily, before Porteous (18) became opening bowler Harry Wormwell’s first victim with the score on 33-1. There was another thirty partnership by the Bath batters, before Wormwell struck again to remove Scrivens (21). Shortly later, number three Ashur Morrison went for 25, to leave the home side 79-3 with Sam Young only on 4 and new in form batter, Tim Rouse striding to the wicket.
Once again, the Bath team showed their class by building a match winning partnership when the game was in the balance, with Young and Rouse putting on 211 in a fourth wicket partnership, which eventually saw Rouse go for 71. Young then batted with a number of partners to take the score to 327 before he was the sixth man out after hitting a brisk and entertaining 164, which included 22 boundaries, seven of which were sixes. Eventually, the Bath innings closed on 343-8 from their 50 overs.
Thornbury’s openers started very positively reaching 24 off just three overs before opening bowler, Mathew Cadywould trapped Daniel Lezar (4) in front with a very full in swinging delivery. Wickets continued to steadily fall as the Bristol side reached 58-3.
Number three, Chris Matthews then decided to anchor Thornbury’s innings as several batters provided able support including Josh Slade (39) and Danny Slide (21*). Eventually, Matthews also went off the bowling of Harry Hankins for an excellent 98 from 112 balls. With the score on 212-6, Thornbury looked down and out, and the introduction of Bradley Porteous into the bowling attack proved a shrewd move by Rouse as he finished off the game with 4-33 from his 9.1 overs, trapping Thornbury’s last man lbw. Thornbury closed their innings 228 All Out, for Bath to win by 115 runs and take 20 points.
Bath CC 2nd XI v Bedminster CC 2nd XI
Bath 2nd XI bounced back strongly this week with a good all-round performance to beat Bedminster by 128 runs.
Played at the Bedminster Ground, Bath skipper Kester Moseley won the toss and chose to bat. Bath’s innings started well with over 50 on the board before they lost opener Hugo Morgan (27). Wickets continued to fall regularly but number five, Harry Allen batted for just over 100 balls to score a vitally important 88 not out to take the Bath innings to 224-9 from the 50 overs. After losing their first wicket when only 15 was on the board, Bedminster’s innings never really got going as first change seamer, Tim Scott bowled an inspired spell of 6-24 to bowl Bedminster out for just 97 in 32 overs.
Bath CC 3rd XI v Hampset CC 1st XI
Bath 3rd XI travelled a short distance to the Bloomfield Rise ground to face Hampset 1st XI.
Hampset skipper, Sam Marquiss won the toss and decided to field, a decision which looked a good one, when opener, Jack Hewish went with only seven on the board. But Bath quickly rebuilt with Thiaan Aspeling (32), Scott Sandford (55), Ted Roe (27) and Innes Pierce (39) all making important contributions. But Bath lost their last five wickets for just 35 runs which took the momentum away from a larger total, as they were bowled out in the last over for 181. Hampset’s batters made easy work of the chase, with contributions from all including skipper, Marquiss top scoring with 61*, to coast home to a seven-wicket victory in the 32nd over.
Bath CC 4th XI v Old Down CC 1st XI
At the Brownsword ground on Saturday, Bath won the toss and elected to bat.
Unfortunately, Bath found things difficult from the start losing their top three batters all to single figure scores and although skipper, Jonathan Green (42) once again played a pivotal role in the middle order, he was unable to garner the support from his fellow batters and the Bath innings closed when they were bowled out in the 38th over for only 107. In reply, the Old Down openers made easy work of the chase, with Giles Smith (42*) and Gregory Welsher (61*) taking their team over the line in just the eighteenth over, to win convincingly by ten wickets.
Bath CC Wanderers 1st XI v Bridgwater CC Women’s XI
At North Parade on Sunday Bath Wanderers 1st XI won a closely fought match against Bridgwater Women’s XI, by just six runs.
The Wanderers won the toss and elected to bat, with key contributions made by skipper, Emma Godman (32), Emily Smith (25) and Maddie White (26) to take their score up to 117-4 off their allotted 20 overs. Bridgwater’s innings started well with all the top three batters making double figures, and Morgan Edwards top scoring with a run a ball 42. Despite this, the Wanderers bowlers stuck to their task, taking regular wickets to restrict the Bridgwater total to 111-5 to claim the win. Pick of the Wanderers bowlers was Isla Thomson with 2-22 from her four overs, and opening bowler Chloe Micklethwaite only going for eight runs from her three very economic overs.