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.