Gloucester AIW through in Stuart Canvas Glo’shire Trophy

SHAFIQULLAH Maroofkhel finished with terrific figures of 5-25 to help pave the way for Gloucester AIW to ease past Gloucester’s 2nd string in the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy.

Libas Uriakhiel (2-22) also struck as Gloucester were bowled out for 164 after winning the toss while opener Muhammed Jabbar (63 not) then led AIW to victory with more than ten overs to spare.

Three ties are scheduled on Sunday in the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup with holders Bedminster home to Hatherley & Reddings, Bristol West Indian Phoenix hosting Stroud and Winterbourne entertaining Charlton Kings.

One Trophy game is also due to take place on Sunday with Golden Hill 2nds home to Kingsholm.

DUMBLETON’S hopes of a return to Lord’s are over after a last 32 home defeat against South Wingfield in the Voneus Village Cup.

The holders restricted Wingfield to 178-8, Myles Holland taking 3-28 from eight while Finn Brabham bagged 1-18 from eight.

But rain disrupted the second half of the game leading to Worcestershire champions Dumbleton being set a reduced target of 135 from 30.4 overs, only to come up seven runs short with Scott Tremain and Dan Hammond both unbeaten on 36.

Gloucestershire champions Painswick were pegged back to 222-8 away to Hook & Newnham Basics, Luke Woolway composing a terrific 125 off 94 (11 fours, seven sixes).

But it proved to be well within range for the Hampshire side who coasted in by six wickets with more than 12 overs to spare.

FROCESTER will on Sunday play host to Painswick and Stroud in a mouthwatering second round WEPL T20 qualifier.

The action at Pounds Close will get underway at 10am with Frocester taking on Painswick with Painswick then facing Stroud at around 1pm.

The action will conclude with Frocester meeting Stroud at approximately 4pm.

Bristol and Golden Hill, meanwhile, both travel to Congresbury in the second of four triangulars which will produce semi-finalists and eventually a qualifier for the first national round of the ECB National Club Twenty20.

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