There were massive celebrations at Bradley Stoke Cricket Club on Saturday as both the first and the second teams won promotion to the Senior Divisions of the Bristol and District league for next season (2013).
The first team secured a victory over Whitchurch Cricket Club on Saturday afternoon. An outstanding 75 not out from overseas player Bhushan Mankar, who has come from Mumbai to play here, plus a solid half century from Captain Daniel Peachey contributed to a total of 200 for the visitors to chase.
Whitchurch didn’t have the greatest of batting performances as they lost early wickets to Mankar and Prinsloo. At one point they were 69-7 when Barry Radford dismissed the majority of the middle order reasonably quickly. The last pair however made a tremendous fight back until spinner, Wayne Passmore, came on to dismiss the last man caught and bowled.
The celebrations then began. President Mike Mundy said he was “extremely proud” of the players and captain as it is the highest the first team have ever gone in the club’s 21 year existence.
Photo: The 1st XI team players celebrate winning promotion. Back row L to R: Mark Baber, Wayne Passmore, Adam Davis (Vice Captain), Lewis Wentland, Joe Coles and Dan Peachey (Captain). Front row L to R: Ben Wooster, Steve Davis, Lee Prinsloo, Bhushan Mankar and Barry Radford. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio
Football: Disappointing start to the season for BSTFC
Things did not go too well for Bradley Stoke Town FC’s first games of the new season.
The newly promoted Reserves started their Bristol and District League Division 4 campaign with an away match against Made Forever Reserves. Despite two goals from Sam Chillcott, some good possession and positive performances the team lost 3-2.
The A Team lost 4-0 to Cesson and the Bs went down 7-3 to Broadwalk.
The First Team start their Division 1 campaign on Tuesday night with manager John Welsh predicting a “top half of the table” finish this season. It is a home match at the Jubilee field and all supporters are welcome.
Bowls: Open Day this Thursday (6th September) 10am to 12pm at Baileys Court Activity Centre
If you are interested in playing bowls, please attend our open day, all newcomers welcome, training will be provided.
Refreshments will be available. Please bring flat shoes/trainers. Woods/bowls will be provided.
More info: Val Nicholls (Membership Secretary, Bradley Stoke Bowls Club) 0117 9311203.
Introducing The Journal’s new Sports Reporter, Connor Summers
This article is the first in what we hope will become a regular series of weekly Bradley Stoke Sport Reports. It was written by 15-year-old Connor Summers, who hosts a weekly Sports Show on Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR). Listen to Connor’s radio show from 6pm every Sunday.
If you would like to see your club’s news and/or match reports appear in future editions of the Bradley Stoke Sport Report, please email your contribution to our newsdesk by 8pm on a Sunday.
Photo: Connor Summers at work in the BSR studio.
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