Great start to cricket season for Thornbury

June 20 2019
Great start to cricket season for Thornbury

FOUR victories and two defeats in their first six games of the season have put Thornbury Cricket Club in second place in the West of England Premier 2 Glos/Wilts league.

Convincing wins against Biddestone by 2 wickets, Trowbridge by 167 runs, Dumbleton by 114 runs and Stroud by 123 runs included some very positive and explosive batting performances, backed up by strong and consistent bowling.

Highlights included a magnificent 185 not out and carrying his bat though the innings by Dan Davis, pictured, against Stroud off 156 balls, including 28 fours and 3 sixes. Yvan Grant smashed 114 from 88 balls against Trowbridge, including 12 fours and 8 sixes and also 97 not out in 71 balls against Biddestone, while there have also been 50s for Marc Lezar, Dan Lezar and Nick Stovold.

With the ball, Luke Davis leads the way with 13 wickets so far this season, with best figures of 5 for 18 in 10 overs against Trowbridge

After promotion last season, the second team have also started well, currently sitting in fourth place in Gloucestershire County Cricket League Division 1. The outstanding performance was 97 by Vishal Mamgai against Charlton Kings 1st team, followed by Marcus Wormwell’s 70 against Kingsholm 1st team and 60 by Josh Slade against Gloucester AWI 1st team. Alex Riggs has been the pick of the bowlers, leading the way with 10 wickets.

The 3rd and 4th teams have also enjoyed great starts in the Bristol & District Cricket Leagues 8th & 14th Divisions respectively, with the 3rds second in the league after 5 victories and only one defeat. Outstanding performances include Colin Blick’s 101 against Hambrook 2nds, 103 from Simon Weeks against Carsons & Mangotsfield 1sts and 109 from Andrew Moffat against Bedminster 5th team, with some consistent bowling from youth players Alex Foulner and Rhys Price.

Under 9’s training is also proving a massive success again this year, with over 100 youngsters signed on and playing cricket on Friday evenings at the club between 5pm and 6pm. Everyone is welcome – pop up to TCC any Friday evening to get involved.

John Wormwell