Match reports 22/23 July

26 July 2022


Bath CC 1st XI v Bridgwater 1st XI

Bath 1st XI kept their unbeaten run in Premier One when they played hosts to Bridgwater 1st XI on Saturday at North Parade.The visiting side won the toss and chose to bat and although they lost the early wicket of Ben Coombes when only 24 was on the board, Andrew Hallaran (45) and Charlie Sharland (60) put on a stand of 94 until the introduction of seamer, Brad Porteous broke the partnership by dismissing Hallaran. Bridgwater then struggled against tight bowling as they lost regular wickets to eventually be bowled out for 206 in their last over. Tim Rouse claimed the most wickets with figures of 3-39 from his ten overs.
Bath’s reply started well with openers Jack Scrivens (42) and Bradley Porteous (45) putting on an opening partnership of 87, before both were out in quick succession to the bowling of Tom Allcoat. With the score on 96-2, Bath still looked in the driving seat, but as Sam Young (15) became Allcoat’s third wicket, and then number three, Ashur Morrison (19) was run out, Bridgwater sensed they were still in the game. Despite losing another wicket to put the home side 151-5, Bath’s skipper, Tim Rouse (38*) and allrounder, Paul Muchall (25) built a match winning stand of 54 to help take their side over the line and win by four wickets. Bath have now extended their lead at the top of the table over Potterne to 46 points.

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

Bath 2nds travelled to Bristol on Saturday to take on Twyford House 1st XI. Bath skipper, Kester Moseley won the toss and put Twyford House into bat, but the Twyford batters made a positive start putting on 75 for the first wicket, and this positivity continued throughout the Twyford innings as all the top five made significant contributions. However, the Twyford innings was transformed by an innings of 106 from just 71 balls from Richard Trottman. Despite this innings, Bath’s bowlers continued to work hard, taking regular wickets to bowl Twyford House out in the 47th over for a commanding 282. Will Ireland picked up four wickets and there were two apiece for opening bowlers, Tim Scott, and David Ford.
Bath’s reply struggled to get going from the start, and the visiting side quickly found themselves 40-4. Scoring freely, number three Hugo Morgan then played the anchor role, but he kept losing partners and he was eventually the seventh batter out, for a fine run-a-ball 71. Bath then lost their last three wickets for 30 runs to be bowled out for 141 in only the 32nd over and Twyford won by 141 runs.

Bath CC 3rd XI v Knowle CC 2nd XI

Bath 3rd XI travelled to Bristol to face Knowle CC 2nd XI on Saturday. The home side won the toss and elected to bat, and Bath made a great start by removing Knowle opener Tyler Anderson (4) early. But Knowle then built a series of partnerships through Charlie Horwood (48), Joe Milkins (99), Jake Haynes (31) and then Sam Milkins (19*) and Chris Green (22*) took the Knowle innings up to a very competitive 253-4 from their 40 overs.
Bath’s reply never really got going as wickets continued to tumble, and although number eight, John Bean hit 52, the Bath side were eventually bowled out in the 31st over for just 151 to lose the match by 102 runs.

Bath CC 4th XI v Stapleton CC 2nd XI

Bath 4th XI played hosts at the Brownsword ground to Stapleton 2nd XI on Saturday. After electing to bowl first, Bath took two early Twyford wickets off the tight bowling of Jonathan Green and Owen Brown, but captain, Chris Ledbury remained to play an anchor role to hit 62 off 87 balls. Ledbury was well supported by Andy Jones, who hit a powerful 63 off 48 balls to help the Stapleton innings finish on 254 in the last over of their innings. All the Bath bowlers stuck to their task well, but young Owen Brown bowled particularly well, to finish with 2-49.
Despite losing opener, James Brown early fellow opener, Rhys Williams played positively to score 44 off just 49 balls to put Bath in control and even when he was the third batter out, the score was on 103 off just 15 overs. Bath then lost three quick wickets to the bowling of Imran Akbar (3-29), and this meant the home team started to slip behind the run rate, before Jonathan Green (39) and Charlie Pritchard (26) put on a potentially match winning stand of 66. Unfortunately, they both lost their wickets bravely going for the win. Eventually, the Bath side were bowled out for 209, 45 runs adrift of the Stapleton total.




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