Season of success for Carsons & Mangotsfield

September 27 2021

CARSONS and Mangotsfield CC are celebrating the end of a successful centenary season.
At an end-of-season dinner at Pomphrey Hill, club chairman Andy King used his speech to thank all those who helped contribute to what was the 100th season of Carsons Cricket Club.  
There were many highlights, with the match against the MCC standing out, and also matches Somerset Over-60s and a team of past players.
The dinner itself was a success. In previous years the numbers were below 50, which reflected the size of the club – this year there were in excess of 70 attendees.
However, the highlights of the season were the 2nd team winning their league and then, on the final Sunday of the season, being able to field three teams, all with silverware at stake.
This was a fantastic position for the club to be in, and reflected the efforts of the players and coaches.
The adult Sunday team secured enough points to achieve promotion in the North Somerset League, whilst the U16 and U19s both played in cup semi finals of the GCB T20 at Cirencester CC. Unfortunately both youth teams lost, but it showed how far the club had come, particularly in the last 5 years.
Club president Colin Angell used his speech to award the end of season trophies.
Young player was a keenly-contested award, with a number of strong contenders including Ollie Clatworthy, Ollie Catton and Michael Coles. On another occasion any of them could have won it with their performances. However the winner was 16-year-old Tom King, who also picked up 1st Team Player of the year. Tom scored over 400 runs opening the batting and also kept wicket. His performances were described as exceptional in two pivotal roles.
Clubman of the year was Tim Ravenscort, who succeeded Andy King as youth team coordinator. Tim took the organisation of the youth section and commitment to another level, whilst having a round commute of 80 miles to help the club.            

Ian Coles