Bishopston into last four of Stuart Canvas Glo’shire Cup

BISHOPSTON are into the semi-finals of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup thanks to a seven-wicket home victory against Tewkesbury.

The visitors, who won the toss, totalled 179-9 from their 40 overs, Harry Low (54) and captain Wade Ridsdale (48) top scoring as New Zealander Gus McKenzie (5-24 from eight) and Joe Cook (2-22 from four) turned the screw.

Bishopston were always in control with the bat, opener Tristan Jungbauer (57) leading the way before Dom Hooper (54) and McKenzie (37) shared an unbroken stand of 84 to see their side through with eight overs to spare.

Bish will now be away to Twyford House or Painswick, who are scheduled to meet on Sunday.

Holders Bedminster received a walkover against Charlton Kings, and now wait to see if they will be travelling to Bristol West Indian Phoenix or Bristol.

A THIRD attempt to hold WEPL’s finals day will be made on Sunday (July 30) after rain once again forced the qualifier for the first national round of the ECB National Club Twenty20 to be called off.

The day will begin with Bath taking on Bridgwater at 10am followed by hosts Bristol meeting Frocester at around 1pm with the final following after.

A winner must be found on Sunday, even if the weather prevents any play. In that event, bowl offs will take place.

Five players from each side will be nominated to take part, bowling two balls apiece at a set of stumps.

In the event of a tie after ten balls per side, the bowl off will proceed to a sudden-death format.

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