Bristol Pakistanis and Langford bid for Glo’shire Trophy honours

FROCESTER will play host to the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy final on Sunday between Langford and Bristol Pakistanis (noon).

Langford, beaten in last season’s final by Frenchay, are pressing hard to be promoted out of the AMS Gloucestershire County League into WEPL.

And Bristol Pakistanis are currently fourth in the Senior Division of the Bristol & District League.

TWYFORD House are into the last four of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup after winning a bowl off away to Painswick.

Heavy rain initially meant a 24-over contest, Twyford rattling up an impressive 144-7 dominated by Richard Trotman’s unbeaten 68 from 52 (six fours, five sixes).

Painswick had reached 14-0 from three when another downpour sent players scurrying for cover, leading to a bowl off which Twyford won 4-1.

The Shirehampton-based side will now be home to Bishopston on August 27.

In the other half of the draw, Bristol West Indian Phoenix will on Sunday be home to Bristol, with the winners earning a home semi-final against champions Bedminster.

BRISTOL battled hard before succumbing to a 13-run defeat against Swansea in a high scoring area final in the ECB National Club Twenty20 at Bridgwater.

A place in the last eight was at stake as Swansea, who won the toss, piled up an imposing 196-9, Rishi Panchal capturing 4-41 and captain Louie Shaw 2-32, both from four.

Gloucestershire’s Josh Shaw (58 from 33) and skipper Shaw (45 from 36) then kept their side in the chase, but both fell in quick succession as Swansea turned the screw to progress.

Earlier, the WEPL qualifiers romped past Bovey Tracey in the area semi-finals.

The Devon side were pegged back to 103-8, Louie Shaw finishing with fine figures of 4-11 from four ahead of Nic Halstead Cleak cracking an unbeaten 73 off only 29 (four fours, eight sixes) to secure a nine-wicket win with more than 11 overs to spare.

APPERLEY Girls U15s are dreaming of a big day out at Lord’s as they prepare for their crucial ECB Vitality Under-15 Club T20 semi-final on Wednesday (16th), against Porthill Park at Neston CC, in Cheshire.

The squad will be travelling up the day before and staying overnight, to give themselves the best possible chance of winning and securing a place in the final of this eight-a-side hard ball competition at the home of cricket on September 2.

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