CHELTENHAM Chiefs made it three from four with a comfortable 47-run victory away to Thornbury Thunder in the latest round of matches in the North Performance division of the Vitality U19 T20 in Association with Stuart Turner.
Opener Alex Oliver and J Barns both retired on 50 for the Chiefs who won the toss and rattled up 191-3, George Driver-Dickerson also contributing 46.
Ben Markwick (4-27) then put the pressure on with the ball as Thornbury in reply came up short at 144-8, captain Ahmed Syed retiring on 53.
In the South Performance division, Golden Hill held on for a three-run triumph away to Bristol Afghans.
Dan Broome’s unbeaten 28 lifted the visitors to 131-7, Raza Khan capturing 4-12 from four, before captain Ismail Suleman (46) almost secured the points for the Afghans, Ethan Moss (4-13) and Renel Stewart (3-24, both from four) holding firm under pressure.
In the Marsh Commercial U16 T20 North Performance division, Hatherley & Reddings were 29-run victors away to champions Dumbleton. Reuben Dreyer (34) and Joe Tutty (33) lifted Cheltenham to 126-8 before Bobby Britto’s burst of 4-7 from four pegged Dumbleton back to 97-9.
In the South Performance division, Winterbourne completed a three-wicket win at Rockhampton with five balls to spare. Tiger Sherred-Isles (42) top scored in the Rams’ challenge of 114-2 while captain Mason Lingard (32) and Will Sanderson (25 not) dominated the Winterbourne reply.
THURSDAY JULY 14
U19 South Performance: Bristol v Twyford House
U16 South Performance: Winterbourne v Rockhampton
U16 North Development: Frampton-on-Severn v Kingsholm
U16 South Development: Frenchay v Carsons & Mangotsfield
FRIDAY JULY 15
U19 North Performance: Frocester v Dumbleton
U19 South Development: Stoke Bishop v Bedminster
SUNDAY JULY 17
U19 South Performance: Twyford House v Golden Hill
U16 North Performance: Great Rissington v Frocester
MONDAY JULY 18
U16 South Performance: Rockhampton v Twyford House
U16 North Development: Kingsholm v Charlton Kings
U16 South Development: Frenchay v Bedminster