Dumbleton make progress in the Voneus Village Cup

SKIPPER Rupert Salmon and Myles Holland shared a crucial century partnership as Dumbleton eased past Astwood Bank by six wickets in the group quarter-finals of the Voneus Village Cup.

Set 189 for victory, the WEPL side were on the back foot at 64-3 before Salmon (58 not) and Holland (55) took charge with a stand of 120 and wrapped up the win with three overs to spare.

Earlier, Tom Green (3-28 from six) was the pick of the bowling attack with Jamie Diamond, Aaron Tomson and Tommy Boorman all taking two wickets apiece as Astwood Bank were pegged back to 188-9 after winning the toss.

Next up in the Worcestershire pool for Dumbleton, who were national quarter-finalists in 2020, is a trip to Bretforton on May 22.

In Gloucestershire, Corse & Staunton completed a fine four-wicket victory away to Frocester.

James Austen (72) and Angus Catto (66) lifted the home side to 206-8 after winning the toss, Bertie Wyatt capturing 4-34, before Stuart Tame played a match-changing innings of 86 not out to see Corse through with an over to spare.

Corse now prepare for a home group semi-final against 2013 national finalists Rockhampton who overcame Gotherington by 111 runs.

There were half centuries from Will Tyler, Chris Willoughby and captain Martin Cropper as the Rams reached 256-5 before their Cheltenham visitors were restricted to a reply of 145-5, opener Greg Mason hitting 42.

Also through are Marshfield who saw off Painswick by three wickets and now travel to Kingsholm, who had a bye against Apperley.

Langford, in the Oxfordshire group, saw off Cumnor by 70 runs and will now be away to Aston Rowant.

In Somerset & Avon, meanwhile, Stapleton were bowled out for just 58 en route to a 164-run home reverse against Congresbury.

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