Corse & Staunton keep alive dream of final trip to Lord’s

CORSE & Staunton are through to the last 32 of the Voneus Village Cup thanks to a convincing 77-run victory away to Marshfield.

The two sides met in a WEPL Premier Two Glos/Wilts clash at the same venue only 24 hours before, Marshfield running out 71-run victors.

But Corse turned the tables in the Gloucestershire final of this famous cup thanks to strong displays with bat and then ball after losing the toss.

Opener Matt Cox’s patient 69 from 76 was the highlight of a rain-affected 35-over challenge of 195-9, Alex Morgan adding 26, as Cameron Walker claimed 4-41 from six.

Corse then turned the screw in the field, seamer Berti Wyatt taking 4-39 while there were also two wickets apiece for Callum King and Morgan.

Corse are now away to Grampound Road, of Truro, on June 19.

Langford were beaten in the Oxford final by Oxford Downs, going down by 78 runs, while the Worcestershire final, between Hagley and Dumbleton was cancelled because of rain.

A second attempt to play the match will now be made at Dumbleton on Sunday, with the winners away to the Northamptonshire qualifiers on June 19.

BRISTOL will on Sunday (1pm) try again to complete their Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup tie with holders Golden Hill after rain intervened last weekend.

Also on Sunday, it’s Charlton Kings at home to Frocester while Cheltenham entertain Gloucester.

PAK Bristolians romped past Frenchay by nine wickets to reach the second round of the Bristol & District’s Tony Hitch Cup.

Frenchay were restricted to 119-8, former skipper Mike Donaldson (39) top scoring ahead of Taimour Warraich (60 not) and fellow opener Suleman Sikander Butt (43) getting their side over the line with seven balls to spare.

Taveners, meanwhile, held off United Banks by three runs to go through to the semi-finals of the Bateman Trophy, captain George Farmer hitting 23 and taking 3-25. They will now be away to Churchways who were 29-run victors at Stoke Bishop.

Pucklechurch overcame Carsons & Mangotsfield by 12 runs, Nick Grainger unbeaten on 67 while Lewis Cole claimed 3-26, and now face Saltford who romped past Dyrham & Hinton by six wickets.

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