Cricket Club News
As this is written, the Club as a whole looks in good shape. The Seniors are in good form, the Youth has waiting lists at most age groups, and that with already having one of the largest youth systems around, ranging from 5 years up to 18s.
For ‘Saturdays’, the 1st Xl have its destiny is in our own hands, the 2nds and 3rds are challenging near the top, with the 4ths already having secured promotion. And the 5ths continue to get experience for those young players, with the clear intention of entering the side into the League in 2023. The young new Womens 1st Xl are riding high in the Glos Senior Division, as are the ‘midweek’ Womens Hardball Xl, while the Womens Softball side reached ‘County Finals Day’. The Senior side has the prospect of ‘Silverware’, as they are through to the Gloucestershire County Trophy Final, where they take on Langford from the County League. At youth level, the Girls’ U11s, U13s and U15s are all through to their respective ‘County Finals Days’.
One outstanding performance for the history books. Sixteen year old Liv Daniels entered the Bristol and District League Record Books, being the first female to score a hundred in the League, as she scored 112 not out for the 4ths in their match against Chipping Sodbury. As a sequel showing her all round talent, Liv followed this up a week later, having been promoted to the 3rds, by taking 4 - 13 with her Off Spin, helping to secure the win over Midsomer Norton Methodists.
Off the pitch, September sees the continuation of our ambitious ‘Wickets Improvement Project’, with 3 Wickets on the Main Square being upgraded by Contractors, using finance kindly provided by Sth Glos Council through the S106 Frenchay Hospital development.