Dan’s the man in Stuart Canvas Glo’shire Trophy victory

CAPTAIN Dan Hockaday led from the front with a return of 3-34 as Westbury-on-Severn eased past Stapleton by 49 runs to reach the quarter-finals of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy.

Westbury, who won the toss, were bowled out for 175, opener Alex Wyman top scoring on 65 as James Slade captured 4-43 and Raza Khan 3-28.

And Stapleton then came up well short, Alex Wyman weighing in with 2-7 as Westbury booked a quarter-final trip to either Langford and Gloucester AIW Sports who are scheduled to meet on July 17. Tewkesbury, meanwhile, welcome Stroud on Sunday in the quarter-finals of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup.

BISHOPSTON booked their place in WEPL’s T20 finals day with home victories in the final second round qualifier over Bridgwater and Taunton Deane.

Will Thirkell (3-11) and Dave O’Brien (2-17, both from four) wrapped up a low-scoring 17-run success over Bridgwater. And O’Brien (3-14 from four) shone again in the five-wicket defeat of Deane who were rumbled for 84.

Bishopston now go through to finals day on July 17 which will be hosted by Bristol with Bath and Painswick also set to battle it out for the right to represent WEPL in the first round of the ECB’s national competition.

DUMBLETON breezed through to the quarter-finals of the Voneus Village Cup with a seven-wicket home defeat of Milford Hall.

The Staffordshire visitors were rumbled for only 140 after losing the toss, Dan Holland (4-12) and Aaron Tomson (3-29) the pick of the attack. An opening stand of 109 between Ross Martin (64) and Holland (51) then wrapped up the win for Dumbleton who will now be away to Cropston, in Leicestershire, on July 17.

HOLDERS Pucklechurch and Churchways booked their places in the Bateman Trophy final with convincing last four victories.

Dave Bartlett (33) top scored as Puckle totalled 125-6 at home to Saltford who were then bowled out for 80, Kane Winter bagging 4-14. And Churchways breezed past Taveners by 57 runs, Amir Hussain (59) and Ismail Asif (4-15) playing key roles.

Jack Baber, meanwhile, grabbed 5-8 and Rushabn Yadav 3-3 to bowl Bristol West Indian Phoenix to a 64-run triumph at Lodway in the last eight of the Tony Hitch Cup.

Aaron Jones hit 55 and took 4-14 as Almondsbury defeated Knowle 2nds by 44 runs, Stapleton romped past Shirehampton by ten wickets and Pak Bristolians saw off Clevedon 2nds by seven wickets.

Main image courtesy Brian Rossiter

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