Five wins on the spin

CARSONS and Mangotsfield Cricket Club’s first team won 5 games in succession in a very successful May.

There have been several comfortable wins and a tight local derby game against Pucklechurch, which Carsons and Mangotsfield won by 3 wickets, being guided home in a tense finish by George Farmer. 

The standout performance was from Kieron Gallagher, who scored 113 not out as the team chased down 183 to secure victory against Congresbury.

The second team were third in their division as the Voice went to print, having won five out of six games.

A one-sided local derby against Pucklechurch, who were dismissed for 105, saw Jack Woodland take 5-24 and James King 4-21 before the target was overhauled for the loss of one wicket.

The top performance was Ben Child who took 4-7 in 3 overs against Mells, bowling the home side out for 89. Carsons and Mangotsfield won by 7 wickets, with captain Harry Ravenscroft scoring 53 not out.

The third team are third in a league where only eight points separate the top four teams.

Captain Cam Lippiatt has bowled consistently well, taking 4-10 against Bristol West Indian Phoenix and 4-6 against Winterbourne. In the same match Andy King scored 106 not out, from a total of 259.  

The fourth team are sitting in second place in their division after winning four of their six matches, including another local derby victory against Pucklechurch – by 1 run in the last over.

The Sunday team are sitting comfortably in the North Somerset league, having won 3 and lost 2 of their games. Standout performances were captain George Farmer’s 91 in a high-scoring run chase against Bristol Indians, and Craig Woodland’s 4-8 and Sam Brayley’s 80 in a successful run chase against Hampsett.

Ian Coles