The season is underway with wins for 1sts and 2nds and a stunning victory in the 2nd round of the N-Power National Village Cup.
1st XI Vice-Captain Simon Bachelor had a dream start to the season with 100* against St George on the opening day. His patient innings helped the 1st XI record a 13 run victory over the visitors and 25 league points after St George were restricted to 166 with George Humphreys taking 3 wickets up the hill.
The 2nd XI also started well with a comprehensive victory at Pucklechurch, with batting contributions from Babur Khan, Nadeem and Ahmed and three wickets for Tom Ison on his Failand debut. An excellent start - where's the full scorecard, Ijaz? Mark Walker needs it to get it up for us all to see!
The 3rd XI game at Harptree fell foul to the weather but 2 league points were gained from a no-result. Steve Pursey starts another year as North Somerset XI skipper with points on the board.
In the National Village cup Charlie Walker hit a magnificent 103* for our 1st XI against strong opposition from Wellington in the 1st round . Ashbrittle, Stawley & Clayhanger looked favourites as F&P slumped to 15/3, chasing 165 [chasing wide ones, surely? Ed.], against a pacy and accurate attack. 15 year old Charlie however stood firm and timed his innings to perfection leaving partner Ed Humphreys to hit the winning runs in the penultimate over. See 1st XI v Ashbrittle (home) for full scorecard.
Next weekend (10th/11thMay) the 1st XI visit Long Ashton while the 2nd XI entertain their Long Ashton 2nd XI. The North Somerset XI host Bath Exiles. All vital league games!
Outdoor nets are held at the ground every Tuesday at Horse Race Lane as soon after 6.00pm as is possible to make a start. (in other words when more than two players turn up). Be there!