Mixed fortunes for Carsons and Mangotsfield teams

THE cricket season is almost a third of the way through, and has had an up and down start for Carsons and Mangotsfield’s 1st team.

Sitting mid table in Division 6 of the Bristol and District Cricket League, they have achieved two wins out of their first six games, one of which was cancelled due to the weather.

However, the 2nd team are second in Division 10, only a couple of points behind leaders Stoke Bishop, who are the only team to have beaten them this season.

This is an excellent start to the season, following their promotion last year.

The 3rd XI have had a difficult start to the season, having lost some of the young players who had such an impact last summer to other teams in the club.

However, there have been some notable performances from Harry Ravenscroft and Tom Manning. This was always likely to be a transitional season, with the main aim to give the youngsters a chance to test themselves at a higher standard.

In the 30-over league, the 4th team sit joint top with Stoke Gifford, having won three out of four matches. The top performance of the season so far was James Gwinneth taking 5-18 against Midsomer Norton.

The Sunday Xl are also comfortably mid-table in tier 2 of the North Somerset Cricket League.

Of their six matches to date they have won two, against Charlton Super Kings and Hanham.

Ian Coles