OPENERS John Evans and Keith Daniels both hit magnificent centuries in a memorable unbroken partnership of 326 for Gloucestershire Over 70s who ran out 72-run victors away to Wales in Brecon.
The visitors made the most of the winning the toss, piling up their highest total of the summer to date as Evans hit 177 (133 balls, 27 fours) and Daniels reached 141 (137 balls, 13 fours) in an unprecedented stand.
Wales replied with a respectable response of 254-3 from their 45, Rick Carmen’s nine overs costing only 34 while there were wickets for Howard Johnson, Dick Tugwell and Phil Dickenson.
Frocester chairman Evans (pictured right) has been appointed captain of England Over 70s for a three-match Grey Ashes series against the Australians in August.
And Daniels (left) earlier this season became the the highest runs scorer in first XI county Over 60 cricket, overtaking previous record Mike Swain, of Hampshire, with a total of 5,100 and counting!
Gloucestershire O60s second string, meanwhile, eased to a six-wicket triumph away to Devon, Andy Kear capturing 3-31 from eight ahead of captain Paul Silvester compiling 53.
Gloucestershire O50s’ second string slipped up by eight wickets against Cornwall at Great Rissington, Dave Millard hitting 60.
And there was also defeat for the O50s third XI, succumbing by five wickets against Hampshire despite the efforts of Ian Martin (3-25).