BWIP win the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup

CAPTAIN Cole Pierre led from the front with an unbeaten 87, paving the way for Bristol West Indian Phoenix to trump Twyford House in the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup final at the Seat Unique Stadium.

Pierre walked out to the middle with the score at 33-2, and returned to the pavilion having guided his side to a total of 225-7 from their 40, facing 88 balls and striking seven fours and four sixes.

There were also useful contributions from Dylan Young (32) and Ashur Morrison (20).

Cole Pierre receives the trophy from Theo Gordon, the GCF’s ACE Development Officer

Leading bowler for Twyford, who won the toss, was Henry Trotman who finished with 3-57 while two other members of his family – father Richard (2-50) and younger brother Arthur (1-42) – also made an impact, along with Vinoth Krishnasamy (1-30) and captain Parik Shetty (0-11 from six).

In reply, Twyford lost wickets at regular intervals with only Shetty providing prolonged resistance before his run out, for a superb 61 off 54, put BWIP in full control.

Ricardo Thompson (2-5 from 3.2) and Morrison (2-20) proved difficult to get away while there were also wickets for Jack Baber, Rushabh Yadav, Yash Patel and Mahin Omar.

A big feature of BWIP’s victory was their fine work in the field, summed up by two Pierre stumpings and a magnificent catch by Yadav to account for Jacob Neville.

Pierre said: “We’re very pleased, this wraps up a pretty good season … we would definitely have taken finishing fourth in the league and winning the county cup at the start of it.”

Scorers Carol Froom (left) and Sam Mullally


Umpires Robin Scott (left) and Andrew Davis

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