Cricket club in the hunt for trophies

August 31 2021

THE 2021 season has been a very rewarding one to date for Carsons and Mangotsfield Cricket Club, and there is the prospect of silverware as the season comes to its conclusion.
The 2nd Xl have already secured promotion but only need 6 points out of a potential 40 from the final two games to win their division.
The success of the team has been built around youth team players Ollie Clatworthy and Michael Coles, as well as veteran spinner Glyn “Polly” Flinders.
The 1st Xl, having adjusted to life in the Division 7 at the start of the season, are also now on a fine run of form and unbeaten in 10 games, which sees them comfortably in third place.
Youth Team player Tom King has been in the runs, with Craig Woodland one of the leading wicket takers across the Bristol and District Cricket League.
The Sunday team are also sitting in second place in the North Somerset Cricket League, still with a chance of promotion.
The club’s U15s have shown their promise by going through the league season unbeaten and have finished top of their section.
The club’s U16 and U19s team have also both reached the Gloucester Cricket Board’s T20s finals day, which is due to be held at Cirencester Cricket Club on September 5.
To help celebrate 100 years of Carsons Cricket Club, chairman Andy King has organised a club tour of 30 players and spectators to South Wales. The week-long tour was oversubscribed and shows how the club has evolved in the last five years, on the playing and social side.
With the club keen to encourage cricket in the area, youth coordinator, Tim Ravenscroft has run some coaching sessions for boys and girls at the club during the school holidays. The club have also hosted the Gloucester Cricket Board’s junior coaching sessions.
Carsons and Mangotsfield have also entered into a sponsorship arrangement with local business JT Barbers. Owner Joe Tizzard told Andy he was looking forward to sponsoring a local club and has agreed to offer a discount to members for their first cut - hopefully there will be lots of smart haircuts around the club!
Ian Coles