Captain Lewis leads from the front for Dumbleton U16s

DUMBLETON  launched their bid for a fourth successive Gloucestershire U16 T20 Performance title with a comfortable eight-wicket success at Cheltenham.

The home side were restricted to 121-7, captain Pravar Timmaraju top scoring on 46 as James Cooley captured 3-27 from four.

And visiting skipper Lewis Rollinson then led his side to the points with more than six overs to spare, compiling an unbeaten 50.

Bristol, in the South Performance division, overcame Rockhampton by 21 runs. Adi Elan (47 not) and opener George Herring (34) steered Bristol to a total of 142-3, and Herring followed up with a terrific haul of 4-20 from four.

Bourton Vale dispatched Hatherley & Reddings by 74 runs in the U16 North Development division. And in the south division, Carsons & Mangotsfield chased down a target of 110 with 15 balls and six wickets in hand at home to Frenchay, Isaac Buckingham (4-18), opener Harry Ravenscroft  (39 not) and Tour Ponting (33 not) all shining.

Myles Holland, meanwhile, retired unbeaten on 54 off just 28 (three fours, four sixes) and took 2-15 to help Dumbleton trump Cirencester by 30 runs in the North Performance division of the Gloucestershire U19 T20 in Association with BOM IT Solutions.

It was a busy week for Dumbleton who also trumped Painswick by seven wickets and then won by seven wickets at Frocester, Holland claiming 3-15 from four and Lewis Rollinson unbeaten on 42.

Frocester edged Hatherley & Reddings by 16 runs, Angus Catto retiring on 53 and Archie Baker bagging 3-23, and Cheltenham trumped Painswick by eight wickets, Jack Freebury finishing with 5-19 from four devastating overs and Lysander Tarrant retiring on 50.

Champions Golden Hill overcame Thornbury by 30 runs after piling up 152-2 and the visitors being bowled out for 122.

In the South Development division, Lachlan Graveney Massey took 3-16 from four in Twyford House’s 32-run triumph at Stoke Bishop.

And Frenchay completed a 60-run victory at Carsons & Mangotsfield, Will Forsyth and Max Richards both retiring after reaching half centuries.

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