Plenty to enjoy in busy month

July 28 2021
Plenty to enjoy in busy month

IT has been an action-packed month for Wells Cricket Club with great club, team and individual performances.

Wells CC’s newly formed U11 Girls Softball squad entered their first tournament and went on to win the Lady Taverners trophy at Claverham CC. 

Wells U13s have continued their success after reaching the semi-finals of the district cup with further wins in the league. The most competitive fixture naturally was the Wells v Wells fixture where friends and team-mates temporarily became opposition.

On league debut Edwin Brewster completed something extremely rare, taking his first wicket (bowled), with his first ball, in his first over, in his first ever match.

Wells CC hosted its first Family Fun Day on July 3. More than 75 youngsters aged 5-16 played a range of games from softball All Stars games through to kick-ball cricket, the parents v kids matches and a T20 fixture. A highly enjoyable day and absolutely something Wells CC will be replicating in the future.

In recent weeks the 1st XI have chalked up their first victories of the season. The away win v Winscombe was a close fought one-wicket win with Henry Hunt scoring 79*. At home v Shapwick & Polden 2nd XI, Dan Vassalli scored a monster 153 runs in 29C heat to set Wells up for what would eventually be an unbeaten 308. The 2nd XI have continued to notch wins v Peasedown St John, Harptree Villages and Cranmore but were outclassed by newly reformed Glastonbury.

Good progress is being made towards raising the full £30,000 required to build a training net facility. Recent support from Persimmon Homes and Somerset Community Fund as well as significant fundraising efforts and the recent Crowdfunder has meant the club is more than 80 per cent of the way to the target.

Wells CC are continuing with junior and senior training throughout the summer and are running a Summer Holiday Club suitable for current and new juniors for £15 per day. For dates, times, enquiries and further details, contact wellscricketclub@hotmail.com

• Picture: Friends and team-mates temporarily became opposition when Wells played Wells in an U13s fixture