Match reports 28th/29th May
30 May 2022
Match reports from 28/29 May
Bath CC 1st XI v Chippenham CC 1st XI
Bath 1st XI continued their unbeaten run at North Parade this weekend against Chippenham CC, winning by 87 runs.
Bath won the toss and elected to bat on a sunny summer Saturday. Despite finding themselves 40-3 off 13 overs, in-form Bradley Porteous and skipper Tim Rouse started to rebuild the Bath innings putting on a fourth wicket partnership of 72 before Porteous was caught behind off the bowling of Oliver Price for an important 54. Rouse then went on to pass fifty before he was out for 53. This brought no 7, Paul Muchall to the crease and the tempo to the Bath innings accelerated as Muchall scored a fine 65 off 59 balls with six fours and two sixes. The Bath innings was then brought to a close by brothers, James and Will Arney, who took the score up to a respectable 237-8 from Bath’s 50 overs.
Bath’s bowlers then got off to a fine start with George Axtell trapping Ollie Meadows in front with a fine in-swinging delivery when just 11 was on the board. Although Chippenham kept up with the required run rate and the game was evenly poised at the 25-over mark, Bath’s bowlers had continued to exert pressure and take regular wickets, so that Chippenham found themselves five down. Captain, Tim Rouse then brought himself on to bowl a fine spell of 4-19 off just 7.2 overs - taking the final wicket of Charlie Slade in the 37th over of Chippenham’s run chase to seal a commanding 87 run victory. James Arney also bowled well, taking 2-25. Commenting on the victory, Tim Rouse said: “This was a good win for us as Chippenham bowled well throughout our innings, but once again another one of our batters, Paul Muchall stood up and ensured that we posted a competitive total – with a quick fire 65. We were then able to keep the pressure on Chippenham’s batters with some consistent bowling, and by taking regular wickets we always felt in a strong position. Next week we face in form Potterne, which will be a big test for us.”
Bath CC 2nd XI v Brislington CC 1st XI
Bath 2nd XI travelled to the outskirts of Bristol, for their match against Brislington 1st XI. Batting first, Bath openers Hugo Morgan and Harry Allen were back in the pavilion with only two runs on the board, but then Ben Beaumont hit a run a ball 70, including eleven fours and two sixes, ably assisted by Will Metcalfe (30) and Matthew Cadywould (25) to finish the Bath innings 197 all out off their 45 overs.
In reply, Brislington got off to a fine start with openers Will Thomas (77) and ex Bath cricketer, Charlie Brain (89) putting on 172 for the first wicket before Thomas was out to the bowling of Ben Chapman. This was unfortunately the only wicket Bath took, as Brislington passed the Bath score in the 43rd over to win the game by 9 wickets.
Bath CC 3rd XI v Lodway CC 1st XI
Bath 3rd XI lost a very close game away against Lodway CC 1st XI, losing by just one wicket.
Batting first, Bath posted a competitive total of 214-3, with key contributions of 84 from opener, Thiaan Aspeling and 45 from Gavin Royce. Bath then took wickets throughout the Lodway innings shared amongst the bowlers, but inconsistences gave the opposition over 50 runs in extras. With nine wickets down, Bath still looked in a strong position to take the victory, but unfortunately the last wicket pairing of Matthew Crutchley (38*) and Keiran Parkhouse (11*) took Lodway over the line to win the game by one wicket.
Bath CC 4th XI v University of Bristol Staff CC
Bath 4th XI captain, Scott Sandford won the toss and elected to field at the Brownsword ground.
The University of Bristol Staff innings started strongly with openers Tim Wong (59) and Ben Thomas (87) putting on 117 for the first wicket and when Thomas was joined by Gerrard, the pair put on a further 86 before Thomas was bowled by Peter Biggs. The University batters continued to score freely to take their end of innings total to 273-4.
Bath continued to lose regular wickets in reply, and this meant that they were never quite up with the run rate. Although Jonathan Green (44*) and Peter Biggs (25*) both batted well and finished not out at the end, Bath finished their 40 overs on 212-8, 61 runs adrift. Despite the result, it was good to see some of the young players in the team once again demonstrate their talent.
Bath 1st XI v St Fagans 1st XI
After raising the trophy last year, Bath started their ECB National Club Championship campaign this year with a win against St Fagans at North Parade.
Batting first, Bath’s innings was dominated by an entertaining and powerful innings of 160 from just 116 balls by wicketkeeper and opening batsman, Jack Scrivens. His innings included 25 boundaries, of which, 11 were sixes. There were also important contributions from Kester Moseley (45), Tim Rouse (56) and Harry Ellison, with 42 not out off just 20 balls. The Bath innings finished on a towering 347-4 off their 40 overs.
The St Fagans innings started well with a 72-run partnership, but despite middle order batsman, Ollie Sherwood scoring an undefeated 67, Bath picked up regular wickets to bowl the Welsh side out in the last over of the match for 205, to win by 142 runs. Once again, the pick of the bowlers was Tim Rouse who followed his fifty and four wickets on the Saturday, with a repeat performance on the Sunday, returning figures of 4-31 off his eight overs.
Bath Wanderers v Dunbleton CC Womens 1st XI
On Sunday, Bath Wanderers faced Dumbleton CC Womens 1st XI at the Brownsword ground in the first round of the ECB Women’s Club T20. Dumbleton won the toss and decided to field. Despite losing a wicket within the first 10 overs, the Bath innings got off to a solid start. Each batter showed good intent as Charlotte Phillips (23) anchored the innings and stayed in for the majority of the 20 overs, ably supported by Genevieve Donaldson, who top scored with 34*. Bath finished on a very competitive 151-5.
Bath started slowly giving away extras to the opposition, but the bowlers soon got into a better rhythm and started to put pressure on the opening pair. Once one wicket fell, they kept falling in quick succession and Dumbleton finished on 78-6 from their 20 overs. Bath’s best bowler was Connie Osborn, with 2-13 off 4 overs. Bath won by 73 runs, to progress to the next round of this national competition.