BTCC Weekly Update – Will the Weather Be Kind? U13 Match Reports, Another Win for the U 19 Team, “Golden Oldies” set a record and more!.

Hi all,

Will the weather be kind to us on Friday? – everything crossed that it will ……. bar open as usual from 5.30pm with food from Jackie and junior training starting at 6pm

If it does rain, then we will make a call as early as we can – watch this space!

Final Reminder – Roll Up ….. Roll Up …….Wine and Wickets This Friday

Roll up for your free glass of fizz (or anything you fancy!) in return for some fun trying the game that all the kids are playing – whether you are completely new to cricket or a returner, come and have some fun this Friday! Details below

Please contact Kelly Luscombe for more details – kellyluscombe

Under 13’s create a new team – Boveymouth is born!

Match report courtesy of Ash Roots: Teignmouth and Shaldon U13 vs Boveymouth U13 on 8th Aug 2023

Boveymouth won by one run. A friendly mixed U13 11 aside T20 hardball game. Aim to give a bit more experience to the format used for the future teams.Teignmouth and Shaldon lent us four players from the U13 boys squad.

It was a cracker. Lynsey, our captain was put into the field by the opposition and after a few overs acclimatising to the new players the team got stuck in.Marley started as keeper for the first half and the bowling and fielding was tight. Some economic bowling from Lynsey, Evie and Riley. Fielding was very tight from Boveymouth. With two run outs and a superb catch from Marley.

We had to hit 85 before dark set in. Especially after some slowish overs because the umpires were not doing their job properly (me).

There was some trepidation due to the speed of some of the bowlers, but with 1st ball mercy in play the team went out in force. Riley and Eliza opened and Riley went on to score a retired 21. Everyone contributed with Evie being top scorer. It was tense. Wickets fell until no wickets remained.

Ellie M needed to hold wicket with the returned Riley and just before darkness a wayward wide gave Boveymouth the victory.

Thanks to Henry, Riley, Robert and Jayden. Riley has asked to join the Bovey Tracey Girls Squad. I think all benefited from learning from the boys in how they play.

Match Report: U13s Bovey Tracey vs Ipplepen on 13th Aug 2023

Bovey Tracey won by 26 runs.

Ipplepen 82 for 4 (Net 62).
Bovey Tracey 108 for 6 (Net 78).

The final league game of the season. Captain Eliza R led the team with three new players Evie II, Darcey and Mimi.

Bovey Tracey won the toss and elected to field. A solid fielding performance with Eliza, Mimi and Marley taking a wicket each.

Batting Mimi and Zoe paired up to get a string of 27 runs for 1 wicket then upped by Marley and Darcey with another 35 runs for one wicket. Some tight bowling from Ipplepen slowed the scoring rate before Evie and Ellie finished off as the last pair with 36 runs for 3 wickets.

We now need to wait and see how the league finished to see if we have a place in the finals in September.

Thanks to Roger for umpiring, my nephew Logan for doing the scoreboard. Amelie for turning up to support and those who brought nibbles and Helen opening the bar.

Under 19 Team Continue Winning Streak

The U19 team had a superb win at Paignton yesterday – having been put in the field, we boweld tightly to get Paignton out for 121 in the last over.

Wickets were shared around 5 bowlers with Josh Hill picking up 2 and Abbie Lockett also picking up 2 for just 8 runs in her 2 overs

In reply we took Paignton’s bowling to task with Jake Pascoe hitting 31 off 36 and Harry Mount on 23 not out off 19 at the close – the innings was under-pinned though by a fabulous 54 not out (retired) off 36 balls from Sam Harvey with 4 fours and a massive 5 sixes thrown in!.

One more win and the team will be in the Devon Finals! Wearing yellow trousers is definitely lucky for the group!!

4th XI "Golden Oldies" Set a New Record

With the holidays upon us and many of the usual younger players away, we fielded our most experienced 4th XI side ever last weekend!

With a combined age of nearly 500 years and around (!!) 8 "50 somethings" the team did an incredible job to pull off a superb win over Plympton 3rd XI.

Having been put in to bat we made 129 for 6 in our 38 overs with 27 from Mark Cousin (Tahlia’s Dad all the way from Australia to become our official 4th XI overseas player!), 28 from Gordon Colwill and 21 from Darren Harvey.

In a nail-biter Plympton were all out in the 36th over for 122 – Early tight bowling from Andrew Williams and Gordon Colwill put them under pressure. Mark Taylor and Darren Harvey both picked up 2 wickets and the star of the bowling attack was Tony England who cleared up the tailenders with 4 wickets for 5 runs off just 16 balls!

Reports of the blended aroma of liniment, deep heat and voltarol as well as the background twanging noise of neoprene supports were of course significantly under-exaggerated!

……. and finally, we toyed with the idea of a new outfield mower power plant today ……… not really, we had to jump start the outfield mower!

Every day is a new challenge!!

Have a great week!!

Andy Bishop

Chairman Bovey Tracey Cricket Club

Mobile 07986 997006