Bath Voice Sports News: with final positions for the football teams in their leagues

Latest Sports News by Harry Mottram

Cricket: Bath CC: Chairman Scott Sandford writes: “Bath Cricket Club would like to announce the appointment of Mike Roe as the new President of our club.  Mike has been a long-time servant to the club, having held the roles of Chair and captain of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI teams and is still a regular player in our Saturday league teams.  We are looking forward to having him back on the management committee and as an ambassador of our club in the local community and beyond.

Cricket: Bear Flat Cricket Club: The junior squads of the Bear Cubs and the Grizzlies look set for a breakthrough season with the Somerset Cricket Foundation putting club’s under 11 team in the Bath and District Youth League. They will play 16 overs a side and will take part in 12 fixtures.

Cricket: Somerset County Cricket Club: Somerset continue a season of drawn matches so far. In the County Champions ship they have now had three draws – the latest against Nottinghamshire after games against Surrey and Kent – and now Worcestershire. The weather is largely the culprit. On Friday 3 May they play Essex at Taunton. Pray for sunshine.

Football: Bath City FC: City were knocked out of the play-offs for the Vanarama National League South by Braintree with a goal in the final moments of extra time finishing in 6th place in the division.

Vanarama National League South:

Football: Bath City Women FC: Bath City Women concluded their 23/24 campaign at Twerton Park with a 2-0 ‘away’ defeat to Purton Women and finished in mid table.

Football: Larkhall Athletic: The Larks remain in the same division with a season that may be remembered for the thriller against Bath City FC in the cup. Sadly they just fell short of the play-offs but by most standards a solid season.

Football: Odd Down AFC: The Down completed their season in the Toolstation Western Football League Division – above rivals Warminster.

Netball: Team Bath Netball: The Blue and Golds lost away to a strong London Pulse outfit by 76-50 but stayed in the game trailing just 10 points and putting in a gutsy final quarter losing by 16-13 in an improved performance.

Bath lie second to bottom in the league with only one win this season so far. A busy May featuring four home matches in as many weeks awaits Team Bath Netball, who are looking to build on two encouraging performances on the road. Surrey Storm are the first visitors to the Team Bath Arena this Saturday (4pm centre-pass) before the Blue & Gold test themselves against the Super League’s top two, Loughborough Lightning on Friday 10th and Manchester Thunder on Friday 24th (both 7.30pm). Team Bath will also play host to Strathclyde Sirens on Friday 31st, as well as visit Leeds Rhinos on Friday 17th, and they are determined to finish a season of development and learning with some positive results.

Pentathlon: Bath University’s Kerenza Bryson built on her best-ever fencing performance to claim the second UIPM World Cup gold of her career in Ankara, Turkey. The pentathlete, who had won bronze in the opening World Cup of the Paris 2024 Olympic season, was in magnificent form in the fencing ranking round as she won 27 of her 35 bouts. That meant she started the women’s final with a 20-point advantage over the field and she maintained that with an outstanding ride, using all her equestrian skills to control a nervous horse and complete the course without picking up any penalties. Her rivals were able to close the gap slightly in the swimming but Bryson underlined her dominance in the laser-run, eventually crossing the line 26 seconds clear of silver-medallist Seungmin Seong of South Korea.

Rugby: Bath Rugby Union Club: Bath Rugby lost 12-15 defeat against the Premiership champions Saracens at The Rec. An Owen Farrell penalty near the end settled the game in favour of the visitors.

The Blue, Black and White travel to Newcastle Falcons for Round 17 of the Gallagher Premiership on Friday 10 May (kick-off 19:45).

Sport clubs listed in Alphabetical Order with how to contact them

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). 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 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.

Cricket: Bath Wanderers Women Cricket Club. The team take part in the West of England Premier Cricket League (WEPL). See

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

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

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

Croquet: Bath Croquet Club

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

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

Cycling: Bike Bath has moved to Westonbirt School in the Cotswolds. The annual cycling event will take place on 1st September 2024. Details:

Equestrian: Bath Racecourse

See the website for dates:

Equestrian: Badminton International Eventing

See the website for dates:

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. See

Football: Bath City Women

The Bath City Women Development Team play in the Somerset County Women’s League in Division 2 North. See

Football: Larkhall Athletic FC. Founded in 1914 the Larks play in the Southern League Division One South (SLD1S) and are based at the Securitas Stadium, Plain Ham. With a development team, a youth team and a women’s team the Larks are one of the leading outfits in the city. They are part of Larkhall Sports Club. Visit

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

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. For details visit

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. For details visit

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. Details at

Modern Pentathlon: Team GB had an incredible performance at the home World Championships held at the University of Bath, with a seven-strong squad qualifying across the women’s and men’s finals.

The Modern Pentathlon World Championships took place in August with the Mixed Relay Finals. If you missed the action, you can catch up on BBC iPlayer and photos are available on the UIPM Flickr account.

Netball: Team Bath Netball.

Team Bath Netball play in the Vitality Netball Super League. Details at Season and match-day tickets are on sale now, visit for further details.

Rugby: Bath Rugby Union Club Men

The Blue, Black and Whites play at the Rec in Bath and play in the Champions cup and the Gallagher Premiership league – the top flight. See

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. See

• Sat 6 Apr. Home V Warminster.

Rugby: Combe Down RFC

in 1896 the club currently play home fixtures at Holly’s Corner, Bramble Way. Details on their Face Book site. Details at

Rugby: Bath Gladiators Rugby League Club

Bath Gladiators will participate in the newly established Franchise Rugby League starting this season. Visit:

Swimming: Dolphins: 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.

Swimming: Team Bath: Based at the University the swimming programme offers opportunities for all users, from learn-to-swim sessions and daily swim-fit sessions for the public to our performance set-up which is home to a British Swimming Performance Centre. See

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. For more see