July 28, 2002

Bath triumph in ECB under 13's regional finals

Bath Cricket Club triumphed in the South West regional finals of the ECB Under 13's club championship that were held at Weston super Mare Cricket Club during last week.

In the first semi final Bath narrowly defeated Mount Wise (Plymouth). Batting first Bath made 128 for 4 in their 20 overs thanks to James Campbell who made 30 and Patrick Ost who was unbeaten on 28.

In reply Mount Wise were in sight of their total, thanks to Tom Saunders who ended on 32 not out, and needed just 12 runs from the final 11 balls, but in the end it was just out of reach and they finished 3 runs short.

In the second semi final Bournemouth had a fairly comfortable win over Chippenham CC.The south coast side scored 143 for 8 from their overs, which was too much for Chippenham who ended on 97 for 9.

Batting first in the final Bournemouth scored 100 for 9, which Bath reached for the loss of four wickets, thanks to Edward Jackson who hit two sixes in an innings of 29 not out.

Bath are the South West regional winners and now go through to the national finals that will be played at Oakham School in Rutland.