George shines in Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup opener

GEORGE Driver-Dickerson’s unbeaten half century helped seal a five-wicket win for Hatherley & Reddings away to Bradley Stoke in the opening round of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup.

The home side were restricted to 137 all out, Dan Peachey top scoring on 29, as Tom Hage (3-26 from nine), Joel Price (2-23) and Rob Dent (2-26) made inroads before Hatherley completed a comfortable win.

They will now be away to Cheltenham or Gloucester.

CORSE & Staunton breezed past Rockhampton by eight wickets to reach the Gloucestershire final of the Voneus Village Cup.

The Rams struggled to total 120-9 after losing the toss, Callum King the pick of the attack with a return of 3-29 before Stuart Tame (46 not) and Tim Dannatt (37 not) saw Corse through. They are now away to Marshfield who romped past Kingsholm by 203 runs.

Angus Wilson bagged 5-11 for Langford who bowled out Aston Rowant for 79 to seal a 93-run win and Oxfordshire final away to Oxford Downs.

Dumbleton emerged nine-run victors away to Bretforton in the Worcestershire pool, Ross Martin hitting 51 and Jamie Diamond claiming 3-40, and will now be away to Hagley for a place in the first national round. All group finals are scheduled for June 5.

KEEGAN Jansen Van Rensburg crashed his second century in two days, following up 113 in a league game with 103 in a WEPL T20 qualifier, to pave the way for Painswick to trump Thornbury by 102 runs.

Painwick rattled up a tremendous total of 243-3 at The Ship Field before the hosts were bowled out for 141, Van Rensburg capturing 3-15 from three.

This win, combined with victory last weekend over Frocester, puts Painswick into the next stage of WEPL’s play offs to produce a qualifier for the first national round of this ECB event.

Also through are Bristol who defeated hosts Bedminster by 31 runs and then held off Golden Hill by just one run.

The action continues on Sunday when Bishopston host a triangular against OB Westbury and Weston-super-Mare.

On the same day, Cheltenham will be the hosts against Cirencester and Hatherley & Reddings, and Tewkesbury will entertain Gloucester and Stroud with matches scheduled for 10.30am, 1.30pm and around 4.30pm.

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