Bath Open

Tournament Info

Fixtures

  • WCQ Pool A Fixtures click HERE 
  • WCQ Pool B Fixtures click HERE 
  • CCC Pool A  Fixtures click HERE 

 

Groups and Team Review

With only 9 days to go we take a look at who's in the running for the Bath Open title on May 1st and 2nd. It is set to be a great festival of cricket with teams descending far and wide on the beautiful city of Bath to take part in the inaugural Bath Open. Odd Down Sports Club will play host to 2 days of cricketing brilliance with its three pitches located side by side providing the perfect setting for such a festival. There will be two events on offer, the World Championship Qualifying event and the first ever Cow Corner Cup event. Eight teams will compete to accumulate their points to get them on the plane to the World Champs Cape Town 2017. 


Pool A 
 
Fast and Furious
The boys from Slough will be making the journey down the M4 with high expectations of leaving with the title. Buoyed by some improved results at the end of their debut season and some new recruits in the off season we are told they are a team to watch. Tehmur Tariq has now taken over the captaincy and he is determined to raise the bar this season. Interesting fact about F+F..They have a former England International and Lancashire CCC player in their ranks! See if you can spot him - click here for team profile
 
Reading Roasters
New for 2016 the Roasters will be deputising at this major event. Little is known about the Roasters other than they are desperate to get started and whilst using the Bath Open as a pre season practice and opportunity to familiarise with the rules they could cause an upset or two! 
 
SK Stallions
Always the bridesmaid never the bride. The Stallions are legends in Swindon and have been around since the launch of leagues in the South of the UK. Lead by captain Shaz Khan they have travelled to regional finals but have sadly came up short including the un-losable game in the South West Regional Finals Minehead 2013 . The Stallions will be favourites to get out of the group and put all of this in the past.
 
Black Pearl Pirates 
The Pirates or pride of the West country as they are known will be coming to Bath with 8 players as opposed to the 7 they took to Edinburgh. Despite this they still managed to win the Edinburgh plate sealing their place in history. Deciding their batting order by the popular 90's game 'pop up pirate' they are a side of talented all-rounders and will look to star player Toby Bolton to lead from the front with his wiley left are chinamen deliveries. 
 
Pool B 
 
Project Inzi 
Inspired by their La Manga voyage they come to Bath with a good chance of going all the way. They picked up some scalps in La Manga and have the credentials to be in contention on the final day. Crucial to their campaign will be Aadil Khan who scored a match winning 78* in the group stages of the European Open. 
 
South West Bandits
The Bandits made their debut at the European Open and are lead by LMS stalwart Lee 'Lipstick' Nessling. Lee like his bowling has racked up many air miles travelling the globe with LMS but does boast an impressive record. A team of players from the LMS Devon ranks they are a slightly unknown quantity, if their superstars come to the party they could well feature at the business end of the competition. They have booked a hotel over 10 miles from Bath to avoid unnecessary distractions in their quest to win the title and have been seeing a sport psychologist too. They mean business. 
 
 
Slough Warriors 
The Warriors were the early pacesetters of the Slough league last season but peaked too early as they just missed out on a finals spot. A very talented all round team they will be considered tournament favourites and will have that label to live up to. Rizwan Dharani was chief destroyer last year with 19 wickets and they will look to him to lead from the front. 
 
Oxford Falcons
Another new team for 2015 the Falcons took part in the Oxfordshire Launch day. Again little is known about the falcons but they will be looking to gain experience from the event to take back to the new Oxford leagues where they will push for a Regional Finals spot. Who knows though, they could we walk away with the spoils in Bath. 
 
 
Cow Corner Cup 
 
Bromborough Penguins
A short paragraph doesn't do the penguins justice, they are an LMS institution. They have their own logo, a fanclub and trend on twitter regularly. Local celebrity and film star John 'The Thumb Moore creator of the penguins even had a University named after him in homage to the penguins exploits and their R&D dept have sent one playing member to the Artic to visit local penguin colonies! The Penguins feature at most LMS events and are a joy to play against, they embody many of the reasons why we play the game and we wish them well in Bath. If things don't go well on the pitch they can always rely on the bar. You can follow the penguins outing in Edinburgh here. 
 
Motorola Avengers 
The Avengers of Swindon have been playing LMS since 2014 with varying degrees of success picking up some great results along the way. They will need to call on that experience to reach the Cow Corner Cup final and take the prize back down the M4. They kick off their campaign against London's Gilli Danda and will need to get off to a good start to make the finals on day 2. 
 
Cranmore CC 
Little is know of local team Cranmore CC who will be making their LMS debut on Sunday. A lot of pressure will be on skipper Michael Pang as he ensures his team stays in on the Saturday evening and swats up on the LMS rules. Serious fines need to be given to the first Cranmore player to be double played - its going to happen! 
 
Gilli Danda
Completing the draw are Gilli Danda from London. With a win percentage of 50% the Danda are a team to watch. They defeated Fast and Furious in the 2015 London Cup and showed they have the credentials to be Cow Corner Cup champions. 

 

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