Clevedon seconds make it two out of two

PUBLISHED: 11:13 16 May 2018

Nick Carpenter.

Nick Carpenter.


Clevedon 2nd XI made it two wins from two with this victory over Downend.

Clevedon 2nd XI 246-7

Downend 2nd XI 181

Clevedon 2nd XI made it two wins from two in B&D Division One with an emphatic 65-run victory over Downend 2nd XI at Dial Hill.

Batting first for the second successive week, Marc Jenkins (38) and Tabish Khan (28) got the hosts off to a strong start, before Ben Hussey (40) and Will Carpenter (45) upped the ante in the middle order with a flurry of boundaries.

The pair departed in quick succession, but with a deep batting line-up to fall back on, Dan Van Grudgings (18 not out) and Olly Wilson (17 not out) took Mark Bibbing’s side to an imposing total.

It was the skipper who then set the tone for Downend’s reply with an impressive and economical opening spell, going on to concede just 16 runs from his nine overs.

Jack Houston (1-27) made the breakthrough for Clevedon before Adeel Khan (1-41) followed it up with a second. Will Carpenter (2-31) and Dan Van Grudgings (2-37) made further inroads, before Tabish Khan returned to clean up the tail with two wickets in three balls.

Khan finished the job with a run out to claim the all-important 10th wicket, as Clevedon wrapped up an impressive home win.

Frampton Cotterell 2nd XI 108

Clevedon 3rd XI 112-2

Nick Carpenter struck an unbeaten half-century to lead Clevedon 3rd XI to a resounding eight-wicket victory over Frampton Cotterell 2nd XI.

The left-hander hit four fours and four sixes in a 32-ball blitz to lead Chris Bennett’s side to their target of 109 inside 24 overs. George Salmon (29) also chipped in, as the 3rd XI eased home in comfortable style.

It was the bowlers who set up the win with another impressive display, as Jack Davey (3-24), Tyler Leaman (3-24) and Jack Banks (3-26) took three wickets apiece to dismiss Frampton for just 108 in the 26th over.

Joe Childs (1-19) was also in the wickets, before Carpenter and Salmon finished the job to make it two wins from two at the front end of the season.

Clevedon 4th XI 266-6

Alveston 79

Jenson Henley starred with bat and ball as Andy Ford’s 4th XI kicked off the season with an impressive 178-run triumph over Alveston.

The skipper led from the front with 55 at the top of the order, before retiring not out, allowing Jenson Henley to smash a superb unbeaten 78 and propel Clevedon to 266-6 from their 40 overs. Zak Malpas (25), Archie Birbeck (22) and Josh Baker (21) all chipped in with valuable contributions.

With an imposing total on the board, Henley (3-22) backed up his fine effort with the bat with three wickets to complete a superb day for the youngster, while Malpas (2-8), Archie Birbeck (2-9) and Edd Birbeck (1-6) combined to bowl Alveston out for just 79 inside 21 overs.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 11:27

Clevedon got back to winning ways with a comfortable five-wicket victory over Frocester.

Read more
Wed, 11:26

Congresbury missed out on a chance to register back-to-back victories as they ended up 35 run short at home to Bristol 2nd XI.

Read more
Wed, 11:25

After winning their first three matches, Nailsea 1st XI find themselves unbeaten and heading the league table.

Read more
Wed, 11:25

Clevedon 2nd XI slipped to their first defeat of the season, falling 22 runs short of their target.

Read more
Wed, 11:24

Cleeve registered an excellent one-wicket victory at Lodway, hitting the winning run off the last ball of the match.

Read more
Wed, 11:24

The sun shone on Clevedon Rugby Club and Swiss Valley as the two teams battled it out in the Community League at Dial Hill.

Read more
Wed, 11:23

Backwell Flax Bourton remain unbeaten as they defeated Midsomer Norton 2nd XI, who lost their last nine wickets for just six runs.

Read more
Tue, 17:46

Nailsea & Tickenham defeated league champions Chilcompton Sports to win the Somerset Senior Cup final.

Read more
Tue, 14:28

Clevedon defeated Congresbury in the national two fours competition and will now meet Winscombe in the next round

Read more
Tue, 14:28

Long Ashton Golf Club youngsters have been enjoying success on the county and international scene.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 14°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications