Wins across the board for Thornbury in strong season

July 28 2017

Thornbury enjoyed a successful weekend towards the end of July strengthening league positions for their side

Thornbury enjoyed a successful weekend towards the end of July strengthening league positions for their sides.  With many games cancelled in the WEPL, Gloucester and Bristol leagues, all four Thornbury sides picked up vital wins 

The 1st and 2nd teams both beat Gloucester City Winget and in doing so cemented strong middle table positions in the West of England Premier 2 and Gloucester County League division 2 respectively.  The 3rd and 4th teams are now sitting second in their leagues in the Bristol and District

With two thirds of the season now completed, the first team have won 5 and lost 7 games, a far better position than at the same point the previous season.   Luke Davis the newly appointed Captain this season has been particularly impressive with 328 runs and 15 wickets so far.

At the start of the season the club made the decision to keep Tuesday evenings at the club free of games to ensure a proper structured training night for all players to attend.  On average 35 people a week have practised on the square, in the nets and enjoyed various training drills.

Cricket Chairman John Wormwell says this has bonded all the players together, giving great team spirit and made a difference to the fielding on Saturdays.

The current average age of the 1st team is 21 which bodes well for the future, with some talented young players throughout the youth section, where all sides are enjoying success.

Dan Davis has been the stand out player so far this season with 494 runs and 19 wickets, which puts him in the top five runs scorers and wicket takers in the WEPL league