DUMBLETON sealed the Marsh Commercial U16 T20 Performance title for a third successive season following victory over Winterbourne at Stroud.
The champions won the toss and elected to bat on another extremely hot day, reaching 178-5 from their 20 overs. Captain Dan Hammond led the way with 50 before retiring while Arthur Sweeting was unbeaten on 30.
Winterbourne made a brave attempt to chase down a testing target before coming up short at 121-8 to lose by 57 runs. Their top scorer was Fred Bennett on 38 while Dumbleton’s bowling attack was led by Henry Houghton (2-16) and Max Davidson (2-20).
Carsons & Mangotsfield, meanwhile, won the Marsh Commercial U16 T20 Development final, edging hosts Golden Hill by six wickets with nine balls to spare.
Golden Hill reached 133-6 after losing the toss in a match which started earlier than originally scheduled because of the hot weather.
Captain Henry Taubman top scored on 31 and there was 23 from Louis Watson-Roper as Loachlen Massey captured 3-20 from four.
Opener Hugo Bradbury then led Carsons to the silverware, finishing unbeaten on 43 while skipper Max Buckingham contributed 37.
THE Development finals day of the Vitality U19 T20 in Association with Stuart Turner takes place at Rockhampton on Sunday.
Proceedings begin with the first semi-final between Cirencester and Bedminster at 10am, followed by a clash between Carsons & Mangotsfield and holders Kingsholm at around 1.15pm with the final following afterwards.