Sunday 11th July - Fixtures Round Up

12 July 2021

Outstanding team performances were the highlights on our fixtures that took place on Sunday. Rain unfortunately did affect a couple of matches which did manage to start however that didn’t stop the action!

Our U18’s County Age Group side made the short trip to Cleeve CC to play Somerset in the Royal London Cup and managed to bat a full innings before rain intervened – check out how they got on below;

Somerset vs U18s CAG @ Cleeve CC

With skipper Joe Phillips winning the toss and electing to bat, he led from the front with a breathtaking 49 off 64 balls to set the tone for the innings. With able support from fellow opener Tommy Boorman who was fresh from a half century for Gloucestershire’s Second XI, they put on 81 for the opening wicket. Once Boorman (33) was dismissed, Shay Sainsbury quickly followed which brought to the crease all rounder Stanley Brown. Brown compiled a wonderful half century, hitting 4 boundaries and rotated the strike well to help Gloucestershire set a competitive total of 242 for 9 off the 50 overs.

A heavy downfall meant play unfortunately could not continue and the match was abandoned shortly after the interval. Our U18’s side next face Oxfordshire Second XI on Tuesday 13th July.

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Our U13s CAG side traveled to Cound CC to play Shropshire, a resounding individual performance along with great contributions from the team were the difference between the two sides.

Shropshire vs U13s CAG @ Cound CC

Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to field first on an overcast day in Shropshire, and this certainly proved to be the right decision. The man of the match performance was from left arm orthodox spinner Jonty Taylor who took a phenomal 8 wickets. He bowled superbly in tandem with Shaunak Abhyankar who was making his debut for the county age group side bowling his right arm off spin. Taylor bowled 8 overs for a mere 27 runs for his 8 wickets which led to Shropshire being dismissed for 90 all out.

In reply after an initial wobble due to Shropshire’s strong opening bowling attack, this brought to the crease Neel Kulkarni and Herbie Evans who made 25* & 36* respectively to produce a 62 run partnership. They played with positivity on a tricky surface to help Gloucestershire to a comprehensive victory by 7 wickets.

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Our U12’s Development team travelled to Abergavenny CC to play Cricket Wales East, where rain unfortunately disrupted the fixture which led to an abandonment. Some serious performances though which gave the players some vital match experience.

Cricket Wales East vs U12s Development

Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to bat first in the 35 over affair. Opener Ryan Rice and number 3 batsman Felix Haynes batted brilliantly to put together a mammoth partnership of 141. Both batsman making half centuries with Rice finishing with 62 and Haynes making 72, a handy middle order contributing by Moshin Asif who hit 40 off 26 balls took Gloucestershire to 238 for 4.

In reply, Cricket Wales East got off to a good start thanks to their opener Agarwal hitting a quick fire 23 runs. However, 3 run outs meant Gloucestershire pegged back Cricket Wales East to 71 for 6 before once again the rain stopped play and the match was eventually abandoned.

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Marlborough College played host to the final fixture of the weekend as our U12s CAG side travelled away to play Wiltshire. Luckily, they avoided the weather to take victory by 92 runs thanks to some valuable efforts with both bat and ball.

Wiltshire vs U12s CAG

Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to bat first with Ed Bordeaux unfortunate not to reach a half century making a brilliant 47 runs to give a solid platform for our middle order. Wiltshire’s bowled with great pace and bounce which made it tricky for our batsman to negate however Henry Rendell and Will Sweeting both made 27 runs a piece to take us to 141 all out inside 40 overs.

In reply, our fielders backed up a great performance by our bowlers to help dismiss the home side for 49 runs. With Joe Armitage, Toby Downham and Shriranj Praveen taking 2 wickets each bowling with great consistency to contribute to a brilliant team win.