Cricket club ends season with a flourish

CARSONS and Mangotsfield Cricket Club had a successful end to the season.

On the penultimate weekend, the Under-16s (pictured right) played in the Gloucestershire T20 Development Final against local rivals Frenchay.

Batting first, Carsons and Mangotsfield scored 155, with Harry Ravenscroft 52 not out and Matt Clatworthy scoring 42.

Following some tight bowling, Frenchay were restricted to 133. The stand out bowler was Mani Ponting, who took 3-2 in three overs.

On the final weekend of the season the 1st XI went in to their match against Patchway knowing a win would secure promotion. Patchway were dismissed for 165, with George Sutton taking 4-23. The target was overhauled in the 30th over, with Tom King 82 not out and Oliver Clatworthy 35 not out.

The following day the U19s played in the Gloucestershire T20 Development Final, also against local rivals Frenchay.

In a closely-contested match, Carsons and Mangotsfield scored 145, with the main contributions coming from Kieran Gallagher (50) and Tour Ponting (34), both of whom were not out.

Frenchay reached the target with four balls to spare, for the loss of five wickets.

Ian Coles