Bath Voice Sports News: news, information, fixtures and results of the city’s teams coming up this weekend and beyond

By Harry Mottram: below are the fixtures and results plus information of the various sports teams and clubs – I try to keep them up to date but do send in your results and news to

News: Bath City FC begin their campaign in the new season while the cricket teams wonder when the rain will stop and play can begin – and the Modern Pentathlon is approaching at the University of Bath.

Sports listed in Alphabetical Order

American Football: Bath Killer Bees: The Bath Killer Bees are current members of the British Universities American Football League (BUAFL)’s South Western Atlantic Conference (SWAC). They are recruiting for the 2023/24 season to begin our assault on BUCS South West Division 1. Season restarts in the autumn. See their website for details.

Athletics: Team bath Athletics Club is based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and is open to all abilities and ages from 7 upwards. Sports include track and field, road and trail running, endurance and cross country. Club nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm -8pm.To join and for details visit

Badminton: Bath Badminton Club. Sports Centre, North Parade Road, Bath. The club meet on Thursday evenings all year round except certain holiday periods and August.

Badminton: Oldfield Park Badminton Club, Hayesfield Sports Hall Upper Oldfield Lane.

Badminton: Bath Women’s Badminton Club. Sports Centre, North Parade Road, Bath.

Boules: City of Bath Pétanque Club. The club plays Pétanque and is open to all, with juniors and non-players welcome. If you haven’t played before, give it a go. The club is based at Larkhall Sports Club but they also play in Queen Square Wednesday mornings, weather permitting.

Bowling: Bath Bowling Club. Based at Pulteney Road the club is open for membership to anyone who wishes to take up the sport, whether you wish to play socially, competitively or both. The outdoor season is normally from April to September and your first year’s membership is free of charge. Pop along and come in and see us, have a drink and watch a game. Visit

Cricket: Bath Cricket Club: The club is based at North Parade and was founded in 1859 and has a long and interesting history charted on their website at

 There are four main teams with the first team’s fixtures listed below – with two elevens of the Bath Wanderers Women sides and an U19’s XI as well. Plus, there are teams for girls from U10s to U15s, and youth cricket for the same ages – to join or for more info visit the website.

The men’s first team play in the West of England Premier Cricket League (WEPL), the ECB National Club Championship, the ECB T20 competition and the Somerset Cup.

Fixture list and results for the First XI:

• Thu 6 Jul. Home. Somerset Cup. V Lansdown. Won by 56 runs.

• Sat 8 Jul. Away. WEPL V Frocester. Abandoned.

• Sat 15 Jul. Home. WEPL V Taunton St Andrews. Won by 4wkts.

• Sat 22 Jul. Home. WEPL V Bridgwater. Cancelled.

• Sat 29 Jul. Away. WEPL V Chippenham. Won by 56 runs.

• Sat 5 Aug. Home. WEPL V Potterne

• Sat 12 Aug. Away. WEPL V Bristol

• Sat 19 Aug. Home. WEPL V Lansdown.

• Sat 26 Aug. Away. WEPL V Bedminster.

• Sat 2 Sep. Home. WEPL V Taunton Deane.

Cricket: Bath Wanderers Women Cricket Club

The team will take part in the West of England Premier Cricket League (WEPL) this season with games:

• Sun 11 June Home V Royal Wootton Bassett. Won by 191 runs.

• Sun 2 Jul Home. WEPL V Taunton. Won by 61 runs.

• Sun 16 Jul Home. WEPL V Devizes. Abandoned.

• Sun 23 Jul. Away. WEPL V Bridgwater. On by 124 runs.

• Sun 30 Jul. Away. WEPL V Golden Hill

• Sun 13 Aug. Away. WEPL V Frenchay

Cricket: Bear Flat Cricket Club

Established in 1982, the Bears are in Division 1 of the Wiltshire County Cricket League (WCCL) on Saturdays, with a home ground at The Glasshouse Academy, Bradford Road, Combe Down, Bath; there’s also games in Division 7 Blue of the Somerset Monmouth League on Saturdays, home ground the Ken Willcox Ground, Peasedown St John, Bath; and friendlies against clubs based in Somerset/Wiltshire on Sundays; and T20 games against clubs based in Somerset/Wiltshire midweek; plus they participation in the Somerset Knock Out cup.

For more details of the various teams plus the youth and children teams visit

First XI fixtures and results:

• Sat Jul 1. Away. V Chippenham. Won by 32 runs.

• Sat Jul 8. Away. V Trowbridge. Drawn. Won by 10 runs

• Sat 15 Jul. Home. V Swindon. Won by 30 runs.

• Sat 22 Jul. Away. V Purton. Cancelled.

• Sat 12 Aug. Home. V Malmsbury.

• Sat 19 Aug. Away V Marlborough.

• Sat 26 Aug. Away V Calne.

• Mon 28 Aug. Away V Hinton Charterhouse.

• Sat 2 Sept. Home V Chippenham.

Cricket: Hampset Cricket Club: based at Bloomfield Rise, Odd Down, Bath, the club was founded in 1940 and features a large number of elevens including the Scholars, development XI, midweek Saturday and Sunday elevens, junior teams from under 9s to u13s and indoor squads. The 1st XI play in the Bristol & District Cricket Association – First Division 2023. Details at

First XI fixtures and recent results:

• Sat 1 Jul. Away. V Whitchurch. Lost by 93 runs.

• Sat 8 Jul. Away. V Lodway. Lost by 6 wkts.

• Sat 15 Jul. Home. V Downend. Won by 146 runs.

• Sat 22 Jul. Away V Portishead. Cancelled.

• Sat 29 Jul. Home V Lansdown. Won by 1 wkt.

• Sat 5 Aug. Away V Knowle CC.

Cricket: Somerset County Cricket Club

The club are based at the county ground in Taunton although in the past have played some matches at Bath and Weston-super-Mare. They are in the top flight of the cricket structure and have two first class elevens plus a women’s team and female players can be selected for the regional team Western Storm. For details visit

News: the club are enjoying a good season with an unbeaten run of results.

Men 1st XI

• Sun 2 July (VB) Home V Kent. Won by 15 runs.

• Mon 10 Jul (LVICC) Home V Hampshire. Match drawn.

• Wed 19 Jul (LVICC) Away V Northamptonshire

• Tue 25 Jul (LVICC) Home V Surrey. Lost by 10 wkts.

• Sun 30 Jul (Minor CC) Away V Devon. Won by 4 wkts.

• Tue 1 Aug. (Minor CC) Away. V Cornwall. Won by 63 runs.

• Fri 4 Aug. (One day Cup) Home V Warwickshire

• Sun 6 Aug. (One day Cup) Home. V Worcestershire

• Wed 9 Aug. (One day Cup) Away. V Northamptonshire

• Fri 11 Aug. (One day Cup) Home V Sussex.

• Sun 13 Aug. (One day Cup) Away. V Gloucestershire.

• Thu 17 Aug. (One day Cup) Away. V Durham.

• Sun 20 Aug. (One Day Cup) Home. V Glamorgan.

• Tue 22 Aug. (One Day Cup) Away. V Derbyshire.

• Sun 2 Sep. LVICC. Away. V Hampshire.

• Tue 19 Sep. LVICC. Home. V Kent.

• Tue 26 Sep. LVICC. Away. V Warwickshire.

Croquet: Bath Croquet Club

To join or for more info contact Hester Henebury  on email or visit

The 2023 season has again seen Bath offering its very popular taster days and follow up coaching sessions. Visitors were ably supported by coaches and members to experience the fun of croquet and to develop their own skills to engage with the shots, tactics and enjoyment of the sport.

Beginner events saw the lawns fully booked and attracted a wide range of ages. By their second visit participants were confidently collecting mallets suited to their height, grip and swing and using skills particular to the game of croquet. Many participants in the taster sessions have joined the club as members and are thoroughly enjoying the warm welcome extended at club days.

Cycling: Bath Cycling Club welcomes new members of all ages and abilities – visit

Cycling: Bike Bath

The annual cycling event has been put off this year until 2024.

Equestrian: Bath Racecourse

Wed 9 Aug. Afternoon Meeting.

Sat 19 Aug. Evening Meeting.

Wed 23 Aug. Afternoon Meeting.

Thu 31 Aug. Afternoon Meeting.

There are meetings throughout August and September check for details.

Equestrian: Eventing. Gatcombe Park

British Eventing Meeting runs from 4-6 August 2023.

See for details.

Equestrian: Blenheim Horse Trials: OK – it’s not on our doorstep but for those needing a fix head down the M4. 14-17 Sept. Woodstock.

Football: Bath City FC. Bath play in the National League South, the sixth tier of the football pyramid. The home ground is Twerton Park and the manager is Jerry Gill. Known as the Romans and play in black and white vertical stripes.

• Tue 4 Jul. Friendly. Away V Shaftesbury. Draw 0-0.

• Sat 8 Jul. Friendly. Away V Frome Town. Won 0-2.

• Tue 11 Jul. Friendly. Home V Bristol City U23s. Lost 1-2.

• Sat 15 Jul. Friendly. Home V Exeter City. Draw 0-0

• Tue 18 Jul. Friendly. Away V Tiverton. Draw 2-2

Tue 25 Jul. friendly. Home V Gloucester. Win 2-0.

• Sat 29 Jul. Friendly. Away V Yate Town. Win 0-2.

• Sat 5 Aug. VNLS. Away V Dartford. Draw 3-3.

• Sat 12 Aug. VNLS. Home V Maidstone

• Tue 15 Aug. VNLS. Home V Weston-super-Mare

• Sat 19 Aug. VNLS. Away v Eastbourne

• Sat 26 Aug. VNLS. Home V Hampton and Richmond

• Mon 28 Aug. VNLS. Away V St Albans

• Sat 2 Sep. VNLS. Home V Havant and Waterlooville

• Tue 5 Sep. VNLS. Away V Truro

• Sat 9 Sep. VNLS. Away V Welling

Football: Bath City Women

The Bath City Women Development Team will play in the Somerset County Women’s League in Division 2 North starting on September 3rd. They will play their home games at Lansdown South, the pitches that Bath City Youth have recently taken over, with at least one fixture at Twerton Park before the end of their season. 

• Sun 23 Jul. Friendly. Away V Weston-super-Mare. Win 0-2.

 • Sun 6 Aug. Home. V Warminster. KO 2pm.

Football: Odd Down FC. They are currently members of the Western League Division One (WLD1) and play at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

• Tue 18 Jul. Friendly. Home V Trowbridge Town. 0-4.  

• Tue 25 Jul. Friendly. Home V Melksham Town. 1-4.

• Sat 29 Aug. WLD1. Away V Bristol Telephones. 3-1.

• Tue 1 Aug. WLD1. Home V Hallen. 2-2.

• Sat 5 Aug. WLD1. Away V Portishead

• Tue 8 Aug. WLD1. Home V Gillingham

• Sat 12 Aug. WLD1. Home V Brislington

• Tue 15 Aug. WLD1. Away V Wincanton

• Sat 19 Aug. WLD1. Home V Wells

• Tue 22 Aug. WLD1. Away V Bitton

• Tue 29 Aug. WLD1. Away V Keynsham

• Sat 2 Sep. WLD1. Home V Cheddar

• Sat 9 Sep. WLD1. Home V Middlezoy

Hockey: City of Bath Hockey Club

City of Bath were formed from a merger between Bath & Phillipians Hockey Club’s and they play at Lansdown. Fixtures restart in the autumn.

Hockey: Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club

Team Bath Buccaneers is one of the largest and most successful Hockey Clubs in the West of England with over 800 members. Open to new members. Based at University of Bath. Fixtures restart in the autumn.

Hockey: Team Bath Hockey Club

The University of Bath Hockey Club has six men’s and six ladies’ teams who play in the British University & Colleges (BUCS) leagues on Wednesdays. Based at University of Bath. Fixtures restart in the autumn.

Modern Pentathlon: The UIPM Modern Pentathlon Championships take place at the University of Bath, Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre, from 19th to 28th August. They are the first to be staged in Britain since 2009 and will be contested in the new, action-packed 90-minute format. Spectators will watch the fencing, horse-riding and laser run live from their seats in an outdoor arena at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, while the swimming section – taking place in the University’s Olympic-sized pool – will be broadcast via a large video screen in the stadium. Tickets and info at

Netball: Team Bath Netball.

Team Bath Netball’s age-group teams competed in the 2023 Netball Performance League (NPL) Tournament, in Nottingham from 27-30 July and came fourth.

NPL tournament squads

Team Bath Netball U21: Ife Danso, Ellie Ervine, George Ford, Ellie Gabriel, Amaya Herold, Charlotte Jennings-Evans, Lily Jones, Sophie Kelly, Phoebe Maslen, Effie Robinson, Olivia Selby, Poppy Tydeman. Coaches: Natalie Roddy, Anya Le Monnier. Team manager: Vicky Carnall.

Team Bath Netball U19: Isobel Bailey, Ashleigh Browne, Alice Clark, Daisy Harrison, Becca Hinkins, Faye Kinsella, Roisin O’Rourke, Erin Peskin, Lily Rutland, Thea Rhodes, Charlotte Steer, Holly Thompson. Coaches: Holly Duerden, Layla Slade. Team manager: Roni Peck.

Team Bath Netball U17: Izzy Baker, Sascha Dale, Ane De Wet, Mae Haines, Sope Ilelaboye, Sophie Lock, Zoe Maynard, Neve Mortimer, Fechi Ofakor, Olivia Pitt, Alice Potter, Martha Vujicic. Coaches: Chantelle Cox, Brittany Johnson. Team manager: Kelly Browne.

Team Bath’s different squads pulled off some great results in the U17s winning 37-25 against Leeds, the U19s taking Loughborough’s scalp 29-16 and the under 21s beating London 37-32. Final tables:

Rugby: Bath Rugby Union Club Men

The Blue, Black and White finished eighth in the Gallagher Premiership, securing their place in the Champions Cup in their last game of the season against Saracens. The club has had confirmation of the teams it is set to face in the Champions Cup pool stages in 2023/24. Taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the home of next year’s final, Sarra Elgan and Vincent Pochulu announced Bath Rugby’s fate for their European campaign. Being drawn in Pool 2, Bath Rugby will take on two French teams in the form of Top14 Champions, Stade Toulousain, along with Racing 92 and the URC’s Cardiff Rugby and Ulster Rugby. Bath Rugby have also drawn Harlequins, however under the Champions Cup’s new format, teams within the same league drawn into the same pool will not play each other. 

Within the new format, the Champions Cup sees four pools of six teams, totalling 24 teams. The teams are split into two tiers; the four winning teams from the 2022/23 leagues (Munster, La Rochelle, Stade Toulousain and Saracens) make up Tier 1, with the remaining 20 qualifying teams placed into Tier 2. In a club first, the Blue, Black and White will take on Racing 92 who finished fifth in the Top14, giving new signing Finn Russell the chance to front up against his former French side.

Recent Top14 winners, Stade Toulousain, may also get the chance to visit The Rec, giving Bath a shot at redemption after a narrow 20-22 defeat the last time the French champions were in town in 2018.

Cardiff Rugby, who picked up the Welsh Shield for 2022/23, were handed a 38-3 hammering in 2016 and will look for retaliation come the pool stages.

Northern Ireland-based outfit Ulster Rugby, who were knocked out in this year’s URC 2022/23 quarter finals, complete Bath Rugby’s Pool fixtures for 2023/24.

Round 1 – 8/9/10 December 2023
Round 2 – 15/16/17 December 2023
Round 3 – 12/13/14 January 2024
Round 4 – 19/20/21 January 2024

Round of 16 – 5/6/7 April 2024
Quarter-finals – 12/13/14 April 2024
Semi-finals – 3/4/5 May 2024

Final – Saturday 25 May 2024, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Premiership Rugby Cup

• Fri 8 Sep. Away V Cornish Pirates.

• Sat 16 Sep. Home V Jersey Reds.

Rugby: Bath Rugby Ladies Club Women

For details see

Rugby: Bath Saracens RFC

Bath Saracens are an amateur rugby club competing in the Dorset & Wilts 3 Central. Formed on 13th March 1947, Bath Saracens are still going strong 75 years on.  All welcome to train at Lambridge Training Ground in Bath every Thursday night between 19.30 and 21.00.

Rugby: Comb Down RFC

in 1896 the club currently play home fixtures at Holly’s Corner, Bramble Way. Details at


Based at Bath Leisure Centre and established in 1899, Bath Dolphin Swimming Club (BDSC) is one of the oldest swimming clubs in the South West Region. They provide competitive swimming opportunities for young swimmers through to a masters swimming group.

As a holder of the Swim England quality accreditation, Swim Mark, they offer a year round competitive swim team with high quality coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.

Tennis: Bloomfield Tennis Club was founded in 1927 and is located at 98 Wellsway, Bath. The club welcomes new members. To join visit

Tennis: 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. For details visit

Tennis: Team Bath Tennis. There were high hopes at Wimbledon with Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett and women’s doubles partner Olivia Nicholls in the first round of the Ladies Doubles when they took on a pair of Russians. Barnett and Nicholls lost out 0-6, 3-6 to the Russian duo of Liudmila Samsonova and Veronika Kudermetova in a match delayed by two days due to rain earlier in the week on Court 6. They made a disappointing start failing to win a game in the opening set but picked it up in the second set but ultimately lost the match as the Russians proved just too strong.