Match Preview – Great Bedwyn – Saturday 12 May

by | May 14, 2018 | Archived

It’s another new opponent, and another new ground this weekend for the Saturday XI as they travel to former WEPL outfit, Great Bedwyn – possibly the furthest (1 hour and 19 minutes, approximately 54 miles!) the club has ever travelled for a match (obviously excluding Des Ormes and the Czech Republic!).

Great Bedwyn is as east as you can get into Wiltshire and is only a stone’s throw away from the Berkshire border, however according to the skipper Mark Gunning, and star bowler Paul Wood, it’s worth it, both of whom having played there with their former club, Bath Civil Service.

Tom Harris, Bath University student and renowned academic, makes his debut, and is a most welcome addition to the side.

A number of players are unavailable this weekend from last week, including stalwarts Rob Wilson, Paul Wood, Michael Sherring and the legendary Shreyas Malhotra. The team has to continue without the express bowling services of George ‘My Boy’ Ellis (having ground breaking surgery on his heart from world renowned senior consultant cardiologist Tim Crisps), Tony ‘Big T’ Deoliveira (hunting wild boar in the forests of Midsomer Norton with his ‘bear’ hands!), Simon ‘Rimmer’ Porter (completing his ECB Level 7.5 in cricket coaching) and Michael Smyth (fighting a court injunction barring him from posting on the Bath Chronicle website).

If you have a spare 8 hours on Saturday why not take the trip to Great Bedwyn – the A4 really does have some picturesque vistas along its entirety. POST CODE: SN8 3PB