Mixed start to cricket season

CARSONS and Mangotsfield 1st team have had a mixed start to the season in the two league games played to date. 

They lost a low-scoring game against Bristol United Banks by 8 wickets.

The following week, against St Mary Redcliffe, they won by 25 runs. In amassing a total of 202, all-rounder Ollie Catton top scored with 41. St Mary Redcliffe were bowled out for 177, with Will Thatcher taking 3-29.

The second team have won both their opening games.

First they chased down a large Stapleton total of 261, with Tom Smurthwaite scoring 69.

Their second game against Whitchurch was a 10 wicket win. Whitchurch were scuttled out for 68, Max Garland taking 5-28, including a hat-trick.

The third team have only played once due to the weather, losing to Golden Hill by 8 wickets.

The Sunday team have started the season with two wins. Against Tamil Nadu Bristol CC, Jack O’Hara top scored with 52 in a total of 164. Tamil Nadu were dismissed for 96, with Under-15 bowler Ben Child taking 5-21.

The following week against Hanham, Jack Woodland took 4-41 as they posted 201. The result was never in doubt as Tom King (69) and Kieran Gallagher (111 not out) put on an opening stand of 189.

The wet weather has affected the commencement of the youth season, with a number of matches cancelled or abandoned.

The U11s, U13s and U15s have all completed a cup match- all against Frenchay sides, with mixed results. The U15s had a comfortable win, chasing down Frenchay’s 63 runs in 12 overs, with Ben Child taking 4-25, including a hat-trick.

Both the U11s and U113s lost against their respective Frenchay opponents. The Frenchay teams were both strong, with the Carsons and Mangotsfield teams showing great team spirit.

Ian Coles