Match reports 25/26 June

28 June 2022

Bath CC 1st XI v Bedminster CC 1st XI

Less than 45 overs of cricket were needed at North Parade on Saturday for the Bath 1st XI to extend their unbeaten run in the league by beating Bedminster 1st XI by eight wickets. Bath skipper, Tim Rouse won the toss and elected to put the Bristol side in, and it proved the right decision, when Harry Hankins quickly picked up the wickets of ex pro, Steven Snell (5) and skipper, Saiprasad Sudarsham Kamuni (0) with only 13 on the board. Bedminster then started to rebuild their innings through a run a ball fifty from Max Tryfonos (51) and George Russell (28), but when Russell went with the score on 86 this sparked a major collapse, as the Bristol side lost eight wickets for just 32 runs. Eventually Bedminster were all out for 118 in their 31st over. Pick of the Bath bowlers were Bradley Porteous (3-19) and Tim Rouse (4-11).

Bath’s innings then got off to a flying start, and when Bradley Porteous went in the eighth over, the score was on 71, and Porteous had hit 50 of them off just 22 balls. Although number three, Ashur Morrison quickly went without troubling the scorers, opener Jack Scrivens (31*) and Ben Wells (24*) knocked off the remaining runs to take Bath over the line in just 14 overs to win by eight wickets. Bath picked up 21 points to remain top of Premier One.

Bath CC 2nd XI v Knowle CC 1st XI

Bath 2nd XI travelled to Knowle Cricket Club in Bristol on Saturday but experienced a heavy defeat to Knowle’s 1st XI. Knowle won the toss and elected to bat, and although Max Kerr trapped opener, Jake Luffman (16) in front when 45 was on the board, Ryan Pietersen (100) and Oliver Haynes (145) then put on a run a ball 236 for the second wicket. Once Haynes and Pietersen were out, the Bedminster batters took their score up to a very convincing 357-4 in their 50 overs.

Bath’s reply never really got going, and although a number of batters made good starts to either get into double figures or to pass 20, nobody built a potentially match winning innings, with number four, Harry Allen top scoring with a steady 30. Eventually Bath was bowled out in the 40th over for 159, losing by 198 runs.

Bath CC 3rd XI v Whitchurch CC 1st XI

Bath CC 3rd XI travelled to Whitchurch Cricket Club on Saturday. After Bath won the toss and elected to field, the Whitchurch innings got off to a good start with a 42-run opening partnership before skipper, Ted Roe brought himself on to bowl to remove both openers, Ian Payter (27) and Ben Jefferies (33) and number three, Josh Milton (3). But there were then a number of good contributions from the Whitchurch batters to take their score up to a competitive 226-7 from their 40 overs.

Bath’s innings started badly losing all of their top three for single figure scores, and although skipper, Ted Roe (56) spearheaded the rebuilding of the Bath innings, he continued to lose partners and when he was bowled by Jefferies, passing the Whitchurch total looked a big ask. The Bath lower order managed to chip in with double figure scores, but when number 11, Jamie Kerr was bowled, Bath were all out for 191 in the 39th over to lose by 35 runs.

Bath CC 4th XI v Bristol CC 3rd XI

Bath CC 4th XI played hosts to Bristol CC 3rd XI on Saturday at the Brownsword ground. After Bristol won the toss and elected to field, Bath lost opener Daniel Hope (7) early. But then fellow opener, Nathan Gregg (42) combined with a number of other batters, to take the Bath innings up to a slightly under par, 176-7 from their 40 overs.

Young opening bowler, Peter Biggs (2-28) then removed both Bristol openers, but Adam Lee (63*) and Jack Richards (50*) took the Bristol side home in the 35th over to record an 8 wicket victory.

WEPL T20 Group A Match

Under the captaincy of T20 skipper, Jack Scrivens, Bath won two important Group A matches on Sunday to take the team through to the T20 Finals Day.

Bath CC 1st XI v Potterne CC 1st XI – WEPL T20 Group A Match

After losing to Potterne last Sunday in the National Club Championship, Bath enacted revenge on Sunday morning in their WEPL T20 Group A Match encounter. After Potterne won the toss and elected to field, Bath made 220-6 with Ashur Morrison (85* off just 47 balls), and Harry Ellison (56 off just 29 balls) the main contributors. Potterne’s reply stuttered with early wickets falling, and even a rapid 66 off just 24 balls from Basil Akram wasn’t enough as regular wickets fell and Potterne were bowled out for 154 in the 16th over. Tim Rouse once again led the way with the ball, taking 5-25 from just 3.2 overs.

Bath CC 1st XI v Trowbridge CC 1st XI – WEPL T20 Group A Match

Bath 1st XI continued its winning streak on Sunday afternoon by cruising to victory in their second T20 match of the day – winning by seven wickets against Trowbridge CC 1st XI. Bath’s T20 skipper, Jack Scrivens won the toss and put Trowbridge into bat. The Trowbridge openers started confidently, putting on 64 for the first wicket, but wickets quickly tumbled including Kyle Oakley for 53 as Trowbridge slumped to 71-6. However, the lower order did chip in to take the total up to 149-9 off their 20 overs. Pick of the Bath bowlers was Ashur Morrison with 4-16. Despite losing Jack Scrivens (5) and Bradley Porteous (11) early on, the Bath batters went into overdrive, passing the Trowbridge total in just the 12th over. Ben Wells scored 65 off just 25 balls and Tim Rouse hit a powerful 40 off just 13 balls.

Bath Wanderers 1st XI v Devizes CC Womens 1st XI

The Wanderers 1st XI hosted Devizes at North Parade on Sunday and lost a closely fought encounter in their South West Women’s Regional Premier League match. Electing to bat, the Wanderers started well through openers Isla Thomson (31) and Emily Smith (39), and then after a series of single figure scores from the engine room of the Wanderers batting line up, a 30 from number seven, Maddie White and contributions from the lower order took the score up to a defendable 192-7 from their 40 overs.

Although the Wanderers bowled well from the outset and took regular wickets, unfortunately they were on the wrong end of a destructive innings from number three, Maxine Blythin, who held the Devizes innings together by scoring an undefeated 136 to take the Wiltshire side over the line with two overs to go to win by eight wickets.

Bath Wanderers 2nd XI v Charlton Kings CC Womens 1st XI

The Wanderers 2nd XI travelled to Gloucestershire to play Charlton Kings 1st XI in the Womens 35 overs league. Charlton Kings won the toss and elected to field. The Wanderers got off to a fine start through openers Jan Godman (67) and Ava Shaw (42), and 39 from number six, Katie Dolaman helped take the Wanderers score up to 238 all out off their 35 overs.

The Charlton Kings reply also got off to a good start through openers Alice Hill (51) and Phoebe Pearce (41), but tight bowling from Katy Llewellyn (2-27) and Eva Holliwell (4-28) put the brakes on Charlton’s reply and eventually the Gloucestershire side were bowled out for 183 (55 runs short) in the 34th over.

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