Bradley Stoke Cricket Club’s First XI, who play in the Bristol & District Senior Division, beat second in the table Hanham by 32 runs on Saturday afternoon at the Baileys Court cricket ground in Bradley Stoke.
Bradley Stoke lost the toss and were put into bat, and, with Joe Coles only making 38 and his partner Adam Davis only scoring 9, Ben Worcester was then caught on the boundary not long after, leaving Dan Peachey to make a solid 44 runs before being dismissed.
As the innings went on, the batting order continued to topple, Bhushan Mankar being dismissed for just 12 runs after nesting a delivery into the school playground next door.
Steve Davis, however, who came in next, was able to make a solid score of 39 before he was caught at midwicket, leaving wicket keeper Lewis Wentland to see out the innings with Graeme Purnell. The pair ensured Bradley Stoke were able to score a competitive total of 186, meaning Hanham needed 187 to clinch the limited overs game.
At the start of the second innings, excellent bowling from Graeme Purnell and Bhushan Mankar in the first ten overs kept the Hanham total low, taking one wicket and leaving them on 19-1.
Some sharp fielding from Bradley Stoke helped dismiss the top order of high-flying Hanham, Dan Peachey taking an excellent catch on the boundary and Joe Coles sharp in the field, running out one of the openers. This helped keep the runs down and Hanham were just 70-4 off of 19 overs.
An excellent spell of bowling from Wayne Passmore saw him take three wickets for just 19 runs. With some more sharp bowling from Sam Wentland and Ash Baber, Hanham were not able to reach the total, meaning Bradley Stoke won the game by 32 runs.
Joe Coles has also been doing very well for the Second XI at Bradley Stoke Cricket Club. In last week’s Village League fixture, he hit an amazing 255 runs, ensuring that the Sunday side won the game against Potterne. Read more (Bristol Post).
Listen to Connor Summers’s interview with BSCC First XI captain Dan Peachey:
Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio
BMX: Bristol BMX Club
Good news for Bristol BMX Club, which has a track in Waterside Drive, Patchway. They have made their way to the top of the South West standings after four rounds of the Summer Series of racing, held on Wednesday evenings. Club member Daniel Pople heads the riders’ table, in which several other Bristol riders feature prominently.
Photo 1: Cricket action at Baileys Court (archive image).
Photo 2: BMX action at the Waterside Drive track (archive image, courtesy of the Patchway Journal).
Article by Connor Summers
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