2022 season

After a solid 2021 and third place place finish, Kevin Curtis and his squad are looking forward to another highly competitive season in the Premier Division of the Somerset Cricket League.

The Second XI will be led by Dave Willock and will play in Division 5 following a successful 2021 campaign, narrowly missing out on automatic promotion but heading up a division anyway after a league restructure.

“Deep” indoor winter nets have already started at Merchants Academy until 28th February and indoor winter nets “proper’ will start shortly afterwards with a move outdoors following when weather permits.

We are actively seeking new players for the 2022 season, so if you want to give it a go give Dave a call on 07792 608825. There will be plenty of opportunities to play across the two Saturday teams and the mid-week T20 XI.

Please visit the fixtures page to see our amended fixture list for the 2022 season.

As a club, we will continue to closely follow any guidance issued by the England & Wales Cricket Board in relation to how best to manage Covid-19 safely – for all our members and visitors.

Pre-season Preparation for 2021

Just like clockwork, the Temple ground team has risen from its winter hibernation and been seen ‘making busy’ on the hallowed turf.

AE5332A5-8026-445D-9E95-D4AD6C5502D1.jpegPre-season work on the square and outfield has really paid off this year with an excellent grass cover to be found on the square and renovations also on the outfield beginning to take shape.  A good mix of wind, rain and sun combined with well-timed scarification, aeration, fertilising, rolling and cutting sees the playing surface well on track for our first games in early May.

Work inside the clubhouse also sees a new kitchen re-fit and improvements to the plumbing.

Thanks in advance to the members who will assist with final duties to get us up and running in April.  More news on this to follow.

1st XI Victorious at Taunton in Somerset Final

Captain Kevin Curtis lifted the Somerset Intermediate Cup on Sunday 5th August after a well deserved victory against Street CC.

Images taken from the live stream, kindly supplied by Somerset Cricket Board:

 

 

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After a very tight opening spell from Simon Mahoney and Chris Diaper, Street were never able to build a challenging enough score on what was, by now, a well used Taunton strip.

Good back-up bowling and regular wickets from Andrew Mortimer, Rob Head and Miles Hackett limited Street to 125 in their 20 overs.

Belligerence from Hackett at the top of the innings saw Temple get off to a flying start.

The loss of Miles and run out of Andrew Mortimer brought the Curtis brothers together in the middle of Temple’s reply.  Simon continued to bat patiently and Captain Kevin took advantage of anything loose.

Simon’s departure brought wicket keeper Courtney Forrest to the crease to join Kevin.

The runs were knocked off in relative comfort in the final over with 3 balls to spare, much to the delight of those who could travel as well as those watching the live feed provided courtesy of Somerset Cricket Board.

Thanks to Somerset County Cricket Club for hosting and all who contributed to making this a special day for everyone involved.