Bishopston through to Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup final

BISHOPSTON are through to next month’s Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup final after breezing past Hatherley & Reddings at Westbury Fields by 119 runs.

The Bristol side totalled 249-8 from their 45 overs after losing the toss, openers Max Harsham (65) and Tommie Predgen (43) providing a solid foundation before Tristan Jungbauer took charge with 84 off only 69 (eight fours and a six).

Rob Dent (4-50), Tom Hage (2-21) and Joe Tutty (2-44) shone for Hatherley who, in reply, were always on the back foot with the bat.

Will Thirkell proved particularly difficult to handle as he finished with memorable figures of 6-13 from only 6.5 overs, helping spark a collapse from 111-4 to 130 all out, while there was also a haul of 3-44 from nine for Joe Cook.

Max Kelly was left unbeaten on a top score of 28 as Bishopston booked their place in the final against Bedminster at the Seat Unique Stadium on Saturday September 10.

The finals day of Gloucestershire’s Vitality U19 T20 in Association with Stuart Turner competition will also take place at the Seat Unique Stadium, on September 4.

The action begins at 10am with the first semi-final between Golden Hill and Cheltenham Chiefs, followed by a clash between holders Dumbleton and Bristol Afghans at 1.15pm. The final is scheduled for around 4.30pm.

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