BACC Match Reports
1XI v Richmondshire 2XI (Home) - Kindly Sponsored by The Sunshine Group
BACC 1XI continued their impressive start to the new season defeating third placed Richmondshire by 7 wickets. After winning the toss (finally) Nathan Rimmington’s side fielded first and encountered strong resistance from the opening partnership of James Stead (31) & Marc Lockey (51). Despite an excellent new ball bowling spell from Rimmington and Roosenboom, the pair added 75 before the partnership was broken as Stead was caught and bowled from the left arm spin of Steve Chapman. Chapman bowled unchanged for 15 overs to return an excellent 7/31. Dale Marshall added a powerful 21 in the middle before he was caught behind leaving Richmondshire’s fluent start now stuttering at 101/5. Bishops were again slick in the field and their ability to create pressure saving singles has so far made life tough for opposition batsmen. Alex Percival applied himself to end 15 not out but wickets fell regularly around him as the visitors were bowled out for 138 from 48 overs.
Bishop’s chase started positively. Steve Chapman and Jack Rutherford added 40 before Chapman fell to Marshall (1/34) caught at mid-off. Rutherford continued his good form going on to finish 59 not out with a knock that included 12 fours. By the time Nathan Rimmington came to the crease the Richmondshire total was well insight. With the pending rain looming, Rimmington batted positively to finish with a run a ball 23, which included 3 fours and pulled six over mid-wicket to see his team home by 7 wickets.
2XI Match Report v Markse CC (Away)
BACC 2XI continued their unbeaten start to the season with a winning draw away at Marske CC. Winning the toss and electing to bat under clear blue skies Bishop raced out to 70 only losing 1 wicket. Jacob Dinger top scoring with an impressive 39. Under cloudier skies Bishop struggled to keep up the pace, Thomas Stones added 21 and James Dowson 26 however Bishop continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, before eventually being bowled out for 161 in 38 overs.
In reply Marske were reduced to 38-3 inside 18 overs Thomas Stones taking 2-19 off his 10 overs being the pick of the bowlers. Despite Bishops continued efforts to take wickets, Marske’s young batsman defied the bowling and held out without losing any further wickets eventually ending on 91-3 off 42 overs