Mixed fortunes for BSCC against local rivals Almondsbury

Baileys Court Cricket Ground.

Bradley Stoke Cricket Club’s (BSCC’s) First XI suffered a heavy defeat away to local rivals Almondsbury at the weekend. The team lost by a margin of 104 runs as they were skittled out for 90, with opener Adam Davis’ 30 the only score of note. Earlier Wayne Passmore and Bhushan Mankar contributed four wickets each to bowl Almondsbury out for 204, but Bradley Stoke were never in the game – performing badly with bat and ball.

The Seconds, however, returned the favour against Almondsbury’s Second XI, beating them by 6 wickets and within 28 overs. Bradley Stoke started off in the field and were soon making inroads into the Almondsbury line up with Gareth Price (5-13) and Chris Phillips (4-28) ensuring they only had a below par 121 to chase. Bradley Stoke eased home with Johan Van Der Colf top scoring with 42 not out and Sriram Bellakonda contributing 30 towards a comfortable victory.

The Fourths were home to Pucklechurch and looked relatively certain of victory when they posted 249 off of their 45 overs, with Andy Burrows smashing a century for the home side. However, the script was not read by the Pucklechurch batsman who chased down the total in the final few overs with only one wicket left.

Photo: Archive image of the Baileys Court cricket ground.

Listen to Connor Summers’s interview with Gareth Price of Bradley Stoke Cricket Club’s Second XI:

Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio

Judo: Bradley Stoke Judo Club

Peter Miles and Pete Douglas of Bradley Stoke Judo Club.

Members of Bradley Stoke Judo Club (BSJC) have been competing at the highest level over the last couple of months.

Coach Pete Douglas and student Pete Miles student were both competing for Great Britain in the European Championships in their relevant age groups (both have competed at this level previously). There were no medals this time but everything fell into place .

Pete Douglas fought on 15th June in Paris for the European Veterans’ Championships at the age of 50. After a very tough draw, he fought his way through to winning a superb silver medal, beating former world and European champions on the way.

Pete has previously won five British Veteran Championships, but rated this silver as his best result. He will now be aiming to compete at the Worlds in Abu Dhabi in November.

Pete Miles, 17, then followed Pete D’s success when he competed in the European U18s Championships in Estonia for GB and managed to win an amazing bronze medal, taking on the best players from all over Europe.

The youngster has also won five British medals in three different age groups and weight classes.

Last week, Pete won a silver medal at the European Youth Olympics Festival in Holland, defeating the current European silver medallist.

His recent rich vein of form means he has qualified to fight for GB in the upcoming World Championships in Miami.

Coach Pete Douglas said:

“The training at Bradley Stoke Judo Club has proved to be of world class level with lots more top flight GB and England players training at the club.”

“We’re seen as the number one club in the west and one of the top five in the country.”

“To train at BSJC, you need to be over the age of four, and that’s it! We have classes for all levels and needs throughout the week.”

“We strive to give our players best of everything, including fun.”

Bowls: Bradley Stoke Bowls Club

Men’s Bristol & District League team: versus Page Park “B”, away won 7-3 (44-41) on 18/7 – 4th position out of 10.

Men’s North East League team: versus Whitehall, away lost 2-8 (46-62) on 18/7 – 7th position out of 10.

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