Match reports 2/3 July
5 July 2022
Due to the weather the following fixtures were cancelled on Saturday 2nd July:
Bath CC 2nd XI v Bristol CC 2nd XI
Bath CC 3rd XI v Shirehampton CC 1st XI
St Mary Redcliffe CC 1st XI v Bath CC 4th XI
Bath CC 1st XI v Taunton Deane 1st XI
With all other Bath fixtures falling foul to the weather on Saturday, the 1st XI travelled to The Convent Field in Taunton to play Taunton Deane, in a match also impacted by the rain.
After skipper Tim Rouse won the toss and elected to field, Bath’s opening bowlers started well, but the introduction of first change bowler, Brad Porteous to the bowling attack had an immediate impact as he swiftly took five wickets for just 13 runs, including bowling both openers. The Taunton Deane innings never recovered from Porteous’ devastating spell, and in the end, they were all out for 107 in the 32nd over as Kyle Hopper bowled their number 11 to finish with figures of 3-14.
In tricky conditions and with the weather threatening the Bath reply got off to a steady start before Jack Scrivens was trapped in front for six when the score was on 27. Opener, Brad Porteous stayed firm as he lost regular partners, but he also eventually fell to leave the Bathinnings in the precarious position of 60-5.
Number six, Harry Ellison (27), who has been known for his dashing innings down the order this season, then played a vitally important anchor role with the lower order before he was also out stumped with Bath stillneeding a further 17 runs to pass the revised target of 107 in 42 overs. In the end Kyle Hopper (9*) and James Arney (2*) combined to reach the target in the 31st over. Bath picked up 18 points to extend their lead at the top or Premier One to 22 points.
Tim Rouse said: “After having matches heavily affected by the weather recently, it was good to get a result this weekend. Once again, we showed our strength in depth with both bat and ball, which you need to have to enjoy a successful league campaign. We look forward to travelling down to Clevedon next week, which always proves to be a very competitive fixture.”
Bath CC Wanderers 1st XI v Hursley Park CC Women’s 1st XI
Bath Wanderers 1st XI faced Hursley Park Women’s 1stXI on Sunday at North Parade in the Group 4 Final of the Women’s Club Cup T20.
Hursley Park won the toss and elected to ask the Wanderers to bat. Despite Emma Godman (37) playing an anchoring role at the top of the innings, she regularly lost partners until she was the sixth wicket to fall, leaving the Wanderers 65-6. The lower order continued to chip in, but the innings closed on an under par 84-9.Charlotte Taylor, who plays for the Southern Vipers,recorded the best bowling figures by picking up 3-8 from her four overs.
The Hursley Park reply started well, passing 20 without loss before two bits of good fielding from Maddie White and Megs Woodward ran out both openers, and fine bowling from Lily Day removed Hurley Park’s number three, to leave the game finely balanced with the score 38-3. But it wasn’t meant to be for the Wanderers as Charlotte Taylor capped off a great all-round performance by scoring a brisk 36 off 31 balls to take Hursley Park to a seven wicket victory in the 15th over.