Bath Voice: Sport in June

Netball: Team Bath will hopefully be in the knock out stages of the Vitality Superleague competition this month which take place on the 3rd of June with the final on Sunday 5th June at the Copper Box Arena.
Netball 2: The Royal High School is host to a thriving netball league on Wednesday evenings – ideal for beginners as well as those of a higher standard. See https://www.play-netball.co.uk/bath/ for details of how to take part.
Cricket 1: Bath Bear Flat Cricket Club play at the Glasshouse Playing Fields. Established in 1982, the Club played friendly matches during that first season and having joined the North Somerset Cricket League in the autumn of 1982 the Club first played league matches in 1983.
Bear Flat CC also known as “The Bears” play in Division 1 of the Wiltshire County Cricket League on Saturdays; in Division 7 Blue of the Somerset Monmouth League on Saturdays; friendlies against clubs based in Somerset/Wiltshire on Sundays; T20 games against clubs based in Somerset/Wiltshire midweek; and participation in the Somerset Knock Out cup.
On Saturday 4 June the 1st XI play at home against Swindon Nalgo with another home fixture on June 18th when they entertain Marlborough. Away games in June are Purton on the 11th and Avebury on the 25th.
Cricket 2: Bath Cricket Club play at North Parade Bridge Road with their First XI taking on Thornbury on Saturday, June 11 in the West of England Premier League (WEPL), having played Potterne away the week before. They then face Bedminster at North Parade on Saturday 25th June with an away game up the hill at Lansdown on the 18th.
In April the 1st XI won all their friendlies so a good omen for another successful season. The club also features a second, third and fourth eleven, as well as two teams of Wanderers plus there is number of youth teams for boys and girls and a women’s XI. To join visit www.bathcricket.com
Cricket 3: Somerset County Cricket. Many in Bath remain loyal to Somerset when the city was fully part of the county.
The County Championship returns to a two-division structure with the opening seven rounds of the County Championship played from Thursday to Sunday on successive weeks during June and July with the final round in September. Somerset are in Division one and play Surrey on Sunday 12 June in the only county match in the championship in June.
In the Vitality Blast competition they play Sussex in Taunton on June 1, and Glamorgan on June 3. They travel to Nevil Road in Bristol on the 9th to play Gloucestershire and play a return fixture in Taunton on the 17th June. There’s more Vitality Blast action for the team when they play Essex away on the 19th and travel to the Oval to play Surrey on the 21st. Then it’s back to Taunton for Hampshire on the 23rd before away games against Glamorgan on the 24th and Middlesex on the 1st of July. The final match in the competition is on July 3rd back in Taunton when they will know if they will progress further.
The T20 Blast, currently named the Vitality Blast for sponsorship reasons is a professional Twenty20 cricket competition for English and Welsh first-class counties. The competition was established by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003 as the first professional Twenty20 league in the world.
Tennis: Bloomfield Tennis Club was founded in 1927 and is located at 98 Wellsway, Bath. The club welcomes new members. To join visit https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/BloomfieldTennisClub
Tennis 2: Bath Tennis Club is at
Park Lane, Weston, and bills itself at a friendly club. The club has a number of membership categories ranging from pay as you go to full membership at £275 for the year. For details visit www.bathtc.co.uk
Swimming: Bath Sports and Leisure Centre at North Parade features a 25 metre pool and a new teaching pool for beginners.
Cycling: Bath Cycle Club have various Club Runs for all levels of fitness.
They also have members who compete in local National B, Regional A and Regional B races, with several 2nd Cat, 3rd Cats, new and upcoming 4th Cat riders.
They are blessed with the many local criterium races with the purpose built circuit at Odd Down in Bath as well as weekly races at Castle Combe, Thruxton, and at Maindy – it is possible to race 2 or 3 times a week through the season.
New members welcome – of all abilities. Visit bathcc.net for details.