Carsons build on good start

June 22 2022

THE good start to the season has continued across Carsons and Mangotsfield Cricket Club.

There have been a number of highlights: on a team front it was great to see the U13 girls playing their first hard ball match, and winning. 

On an individual basis, the outstanding performance came from U16 player Max Buckingham, scoring his first century in a 2nd team match against Chilcompton. The innings showed an amazing amount of maturity for such a young player, always placing the ball into gaps and batting at a very quick tempo, which allowed him to score his century in 25 overs.

There have also been other individual performances from a number of young players, particularly in the 3rd team, which regularly has a majority of youth team players in it. Their performances have seen the team, at the time of writing, leading their division. This is a reflection on the boys' attitude and approach, as well as the time and dedication given by their respective coaches when leading the age groups.

The first team are currently sitting comfortably in mid-table, having won three of their five games to date.

After their promotion of two divisions last season, the second team are currently in second place.  There have been a number of very comfortable victories for the team in excess of 100 runs. There have been a number of useful contributions from Alex Wallage, James Davies, Steve Sykes, Tom Smurthwaite and Will Thatcher.

Finally the club is also indebted to the fundraising efforts of John Douglass, who recently gave up his Saturday afternoon to undertake a 15km obstacle challenge. In doing this he raised over £700 towards club funds.             Ian Coles