Needing a win to stay in contention with the mid-table battle Bradley Stoke 1st XI travelled to Nailsea.
As with the previous week Peachey called heads, won the toss and elected to bat. The stats-men amongst you will be glad to hear that after 16 matches heads and tails are all square at 8 all.
With 4 matches of the season remaining Bradley Stoke travelled to Old Down hoping to stop the rot and continue their push for a top 4 finish.
With the aid of a pre-decimalisation penny the Bradley Stoke skipper won the toss and elected to bat. At 15 tosses into the season there's hardly anything to show between heads and tails as tails hang on to a slender 8-7 lead.
Fixture: Sunday 2nd XI vs. Midsomer Norton home. 09/08/15.
Weather: Overcast, but not cold
Toss: Midsomer Norton won the toss and elected to field
This game was not one BSCC were likely to win on paper, with Midsomer Norton safely second in the league, but we were resolved to do our upmost to pull off a handy win. With a strong team out, there was a mood of cautious optimism but we knew we would have to fight hard. The game got underway promptly early with the toss taken at around 1:30pm. The toss was lost by BSCC; evidently skip's tossing time was insufficient practice this week. BSCC were put in to bat and the innings got underway.
Fixture: Sunday 2nd XI vs. Bath Exiles away. 02/08/15.
Weather: Warmish, clear, little breezy by the end
Toss: BSCC won the toss and elected to field
This was an absolutely vital game for BSCC because with Purnell already relegated, the final relegation spot was highly likely to be contested between us and Bath exiles. If we lost, we would go six points behind Bath and probably be down, resulting in the 1st and 2nd team players being unable to play for the Sunday 2nds next season.
Bradley Stoke 1st XI's first battle of the weekend was with the traffic as the first weekend of the school summer holidays coincided with the Harbour Festival both contributing to the arduous journey south, to Cleeve.
Having beaten the traffic the next task was winning the toss on a fine summers day with a pitch that looked to hold no demons. Unfortunately tails continued its return to form and levelled the season scoring at 6 all meaning Cleeve won the toss and skipper Cole didn't hesitate to bat.
Fixture: Sunday 2nd XI vs. Backwell Flax Bourton CC, away. 19/7/15.
Toss: Backwell won the toss and elected to bat first
After two weeks in a row being rained off, it was good that it was immediately apparent there would be a cricket match played this Sunday. BSCC promptly turned up at the ground in due order, noting a fine outfield, and the toss was promptly taken, which skip promptly lost and BSCC were promptly out the field ready to bowl. Ash Baber and Tim Onslow opened the bowling.
Fixture: Sunday 2nd XI vs. Brislington at home. 26/07/15.
Weather: Very wet
Toss: Not taken
Unfortunately there is not much to relate this week; the fixture was called off on account of rain for the 3rd time in 4 weeks. Whilst this was disappointing, a quick trip up to the BSCC ground proved that only a cursory glance was needed. Taking into account the various puddles and continuing rain, skip felt he had no choice but to offer the opposition captain a match of water polo instead. The opposition skip declined, saying he would rather have a cuppa at home but he appreciated the kind offer. Hopefully next week's game vs. Bath exiles will be the glorious victory that BSCC must achieve in order to stay up.