Match reports 13th August
15 August 2022
Bath CC 1st XI v Thornbury CC 1st XI
Bath CC 1st XI travelled to Thornbury on Saturday to play Thornbury CC 1st XI.
As Bath were without their captain Tim Rouse for this match, Ashur Morrison took on the reins and when he won the toss, the Bath team elected to field first. The Thornbury innings got off to a very solid start with 62 on board before Ed Webb was caught and bowled by Harry Hankins, the start of a great spell where he then picked up the important wickets of Chris Dent and captain, Marc Lazar. Despite this, opener Josh Riggs continued to bat positively and when he was the fifth batter out on a total of 133, he had scored 91 of them off just 71 balls. Bath continued to bowl well, picking up regular wickets to bowl out Thornbury in the 46th over for 216. Harry Hankins (4-34) and Kyle Hopper (2-33) were the pick of the bowlers.
Bath made an identical start to Thornbury, by recording an opening partnership of 62 before they lost inform opener, Brad Porteous for 38. Fellow opener, Jack Scrivens went on to score an important 54 and Sam Young, batting at four, hit a run a ball 58. When both batters were out with the score on 179, Harry Ellison (27*) once again made an important contribution in the middle order to take the Bath side to victory.
Bath CC 2nd XI v Bedminster CC 2nd XI
Bath 2nds faced Bedminster CC 2nd XI on Saturday at North Parade. On one of the hottest days of the summer, skipper Kester Moseley won the toss and elected to bat. The Bath openers quickly got into their work, putting on 59 for the first wicket before Hugo Morgan was stumped off the bowling of Jack Filer for 31. Henry Allen (31) and Richard Pandya (32) both made important contributions, but it was an innings of 63 not out from number five, Harry Allen that really pushed the Bath innings passed the 200, eventually finishing on 225-7 from their 40 overs.
The Bedminster reply never really got going after Will Ireland bowled opener, Joe Millard for just five. Although eight Bedminster batters got into double figures, only Alex Tryfonos (36) passed 30. In the end, Bedminster were bowled out for 183 in the 36th over of their reply. Will Ireland picked up 3-44, Harry Allen 2-20, and Kester Moseley 3-45.
Bath CC 3rd XI v Hampset CC 1st XI
Bath 3rd XI played hosts to Hampset CC 1st XI on Saturday at the Brownsword ground. With Ted Roe unavailable, Bath skipper for this match Mike Roe won the toss and elected to field. Opening bowler, Jack Hewish then removed Josh Smith in his first over, but Hampset then batted very positively to take their score up to 264 from their 40 overs. Ethan Silcox top scored with 76, and captain Sam Marquiss (42) and Josh Self (41) made important contributions. Thiaann Aspeling bowled well at the end of the Hampset innings to pick up 3-37.
Bath’s reply started poorly, with four batters already in the pavilion when the total had just passed 40. However, Alen Alex (25) and George Freeman (59) did a good job of rebuilding the innings, but the run rate continued to rise as wickets fell and, in the end, Bath finished on 184-8 from their 40 overs, for Hampset to win by 80 runs.
Bath CC 4th XI v Old Down 1st XI
Bath CC 4th XI travelled to Old Down CC, to play their 1st XI on Saturday. Old Down won the toss and asked Bath to bat first and although openers, Sam Tisdale (16) and Jonathan Green (14) both made positive starts when both batters lost their wicket, only Sam Critchard (25) and Beth Aspeling (16) made starts as Bath lost four batters without scoring. In the end Bath were bowled out for 98 in the 29th over.
The Old Down batters made easy work of passing the Bath total, taking just 13 overs for the loss of one wicket. Giles Smith finished 30 not out and Dave Gardner scored a rapid 40 including eight fours and one six to ensure that Old Down won by nine wickets.