Match reports 30/31 July

1 August 2022

Bath CC 1st XI v Chippenham 1st XI

Bath 1st XI travelled to Chippenham on Saturday for its latest Premier One match. Under cloudy skies, the home team won the toss and elected to bat, and soon lost opener, Ollie Meadows for just five to leave the hosts 25-1. Chippenham’s innings never quite got going after this point, partly down to Bath’s tight bowling, and partly down to the fact that five batters passed 20 but did not go on to convert these starts into a significant score. In the end, Chippenham finished on an under par 208-9 from their 50 overs. The pick of Bath’s bowlers was Brad Porteous who picked up five wickets for just 33 runs from his ten overs.
Bath’s reply got off to a fine start through openers, Jack Scrivens and Brad Porteous, as they put on 88 for the first wicket before Scrivens went for 38 offering a return catch to Ralph Hardwick. The always positive Harry Ellison, who had been promoted up the order for this match, then joined Porteous at the crease and these two batters then put on a run a ball 110 partnership, before Porteous just missed out on an excellent century, when he was trapped in front for 99. Ellison soon followed for 52, leaving Sam Young (4*) and Tim Rouse (8*) to knock off the winning runs in the 38th over to win the match by seven wickets. Bath’s unbeaten season in the league continues, and they retain their 46-point lead at the top of the table.

Bath CC 2nd XI v Brislington CC 1st XI

Bath 2nds hosted to Brislington 1st XI on Saturday at North Parade. Bath skipper, Kester Moseley won the toss and elected to bat, and this soon proved the right decision as the Bath openers put on 94 before Henry Allen was bowled for 43. Fellow opener Richard Pandya soon followed for 40, but Kester Moseley (86*) and Harry Allen (55) then put on 118 for the third wicket before Allen departed. Moseley then batted with the middle order to take Bath’s score up to a competitive 249-4 from their 50 overs.
Despite losing opener Parag Khanapurkar for just 15, Brislington’s reply was a positive one and built around an undefeated run a ball 107 from fellow opener, Charlie Brain and 58 from number five, Chris Munden. With the rest of the batting line-up chipping in, Brislington comfortably passed Bath’s total with five overs to go to win the game by six wickets.

Bath CC 3rd XI v Lodway CC 1st XI

Bath 3rd XI hosted Lodway CC 1st XI on Saturday at the Brownsword ground. Lodway skipper, Ben Stitfall won the toss and elected to bat, and this was proving to be a good decision as the openers got off to a fine start. But Bath bowled tightly throughout to keep taking wickets and the introduction of Alan Alex to the bowling attack had a significant impact as he snapped up four wickets for just 28 runs from his eight overs. As a result, Lodway finished their innings on a slightly under par 200-8 from their 40 overs.
Despite losing Toby Eayres for just one, Bath stuck to their work well with Thiaan Aspeling (30), Ted Roe (68*) and Gavin Royce (40*) combining excellently to take Bath to victory - to win by six wickets with eight overs to spare. This win keeps Bath’s hopes of avoiding relegation alive as they move within seven points of taking themselves out of the relegation zone.

Bath CC 4th XI v University of Bristol Staff 1st XI

Bath’s 4th XI travelled to Combe Dingle Sports Ground on Saturday to play University of Bristol Staff CC 1st XI. Bath’s skipper, Jonathan Green won the toss and elected to bat, and openers George Freeman (34) and Rhys Williams (23) got the Bath side off to a good start. When both openers departed, Bath continued to bat well as Green (65*) batted with some of the young talented batters in the side to take the score up to 201-5 from their 40 overs.
The University’s reply was built around an excellent innings of 84 from opener and captain, Tim Wong, and number three Charles Clarke (58*). Both batters played positively to help lead the home side to victory with still ten overs to go and with seven wickets in hand.

Bath CC Wanderers 1st XI v Newport CC Women’s 1st XI

Bath CC Wanderers 1st XI hosted top of the table Newport CC Women’s 1st XI at North Parade on Sunday and recorded an excellent 147 run win. After the Wanderers won the toss and elected to bat, despite losing captain and opener Emma Godman for just 9, the Bath batters put in their best performance of the season as Katie Dolman (74) and Charlotte Philips (89*) took the Bath innings up to an above par, 239-4 in their 40 overs.
Replying to Bath’s score Newport started well with opener Lauren Parfitt top scoring with 40, but after fellow opener, Charlotte Scarborough was trapped in front, the Bath bowlers ran through the Newport side with some excellent bowling. In particular, the best bowling performances came from Megs Woodward, who took 3-6 and Emily Smith who took 2-19. This important win takes the Wanderers within five points of top of the table, Newport CC in the South West Women’s Regional Premier League.

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