Bradley Stoke’s home start in Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup

THE Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup gets underway on Sunday with a first round clash between new WEPL side Bradley Stoke and Hatherley & Reddings (1pm).

Bradley Stoke, who were promoted from the Bristol & District League to WEPL’s Bristol & North Somerset division, host Hatherley & Reddings who are in Premier Two Glos/Wilts.

Golden Hill begin their defence of the trophy away to WEPL league rivals Bristol, date to be arranged.

Full draw: Thornbury v Tewkesbury, Painswick v Stroud, Twyford House v Bedminster, Bristol v Golden Hill, Charlton Kings v Frocester, Bishopston v Rockhampton, Cheltenham v Gloucester, Bradley Stoke v Hatherley & Reddings.

Also on Sunday, Corse & Staunton will bid to follow up their excellent win at Frocester when they host Rockhampton in the Gloucestershire semi-finals of the Voneus Village Cup.

The winners will be away to Kingsholm or Marshfield who also meet on Sunday.

It’s a big day, too, for Dumbleton who are away to Bretforton in the last four of the Worcestershire pool, while Langford travel to Aston Rowant in the Oxfordshire group. All matches are due to start at 1pm.

It’s also a busy day of WEPL T20 triangular action. Bedminster will play host to Bristol at 10.30am ahead of Bristol taking on Golden Hill at 1.30pm with Bedminster then due to meet Golden Hill at around 4.30pm.

Taunton St Andrews, meanwhile, entertain Keynsham at 10.30am before it’s Winterbourne v Keynsham at 1.30pm with the final clash between Saints and Winterbourne at around 4.30pm.

In Group Ten, Painswick overcame Frocester by nine wickets at Pounds Close before the rain rolled in. The two remaining matches in this pool will now take place on Sunday at Thornbury who go face-to-face with Painswick at 10.30am ahead of entertaining Frocester at 1.30pm.

The 12 WEPL group winners will eventually be whittled down to one qualifier for the area final stage of this national ECB event.

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