Thornbury continue to enjoy great start to the season

June 22 2018
Thornbury continue to enjoy great start to the season

Thornbury Cricket club first team are in second place in their league after losing just two of the first seven games of the season.

Their good form was in evidence against Corsham.  Chasing 160 Thornbury reached the total in 17 overs, with Marc Lezar hitting a century off just 60 balls which included 12 fours and 5 sixes, whilst brother Dan finished 49 not out from 39 balls

Danny Slade, Tom Bradley, Dan Davis and Harry Wormwell have all picked up 10 wickets or more with skipper Luke Davis adding to a formidable bowling attack

Dan Davis still leads the way with 299 runs at an average of 42, but with Luke Davis, Dan Lezar, Marc Lezar and Sam Summerfield all averaging in the 40’s the batting line up also has plenty of strength in depth

As Thornbury Voice went to press, Thornbury were hosting Rockhampton in the first of the hugely anticipated local derbies between the clubs.

Thornbury second team still have a 100% record and are 34 points clear at the top of the Gloucestershire County Cricket League Division 2, with recent victories over Hatherley & Reddings, Woodmancote, Gloucester AIW & Shurdington

Stand out performances came from Praneel Choughle who scored 51 against Woodmancote & 54 against Shurdington, Jimmy Tunnicliffe who hit a 76 ball 87 against Gloucester AIW and 67 against Shurdington and Josh Slade who scored 67 against Hatherley & Reddings.  Perhaps the most impressive innings came from Josh Riggs who hit his maiden second team century at the age of 16, making 109, also against shurdington

With the ball Sam Williams, Alex Allen, Jon Oakey and James Tunnicliffe have all taken wickets.

Both third and fourth teams have cemented their places in the upper half of the table in their leagues.

David Hammond with 93 against Hambrook, Dan Botha smashing 73 with 14 boundaries against Carsons alongside Captain Harry Hawkins’ 51 in the same game have been the most outstanding batting performances for the third team, with Dan Botha and young Alex Foulner leading the way with taking wickets

Fourth team captain Andrew Moffat’s 76 and Ahmed Syed’s unbeaten 66 saw the 4th team home in a very tight hard fought victory against Bristol Civil Service