Golden Hill begin defence of Stuart Canvas Glo’shire Cup

GOLDEN Hill begin their defence of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup with a trip to WEPL rivals Bristol on Sunday (1pm).

The clubs have already met twice this season, Bristol coming out on top in a league encounter and also progressing past their rivals in a WEPL T20 qualifier.

Golden Hill trumped Knowle by 148 runs in last season’s final at the County Ground.

Also chasing a place in the quarter-finals on Sunday are Cheltenham who entertain Gloucester while Painswick welcome Stroud.

Full list of matches: Bishopston v Rockhampton, Bristol v Golden Hill, Charlton Kings v Frocester, Cheltenham v Gloucester, Painswick v Stroud, Thornbury v Tewkesbury, Twyford House v Bedminster.

MARSHFIELD will be home on Sunday to Corse & Staunton in the Gloucestershire final of the Voneus Village Cup.

Dumbleton are away to Hagley in the Worcestershire final, while Langford travel to Oxford Downs in the Oxfordshire play-off. All matches start at 1pm.

At stake are places in the last 32 of a competition which was launched in 1972.

FOUR Gegg brothers played important roles in helping Stroud beat hosts Tewkesbury and then Gloucester to reach the second stage of WEPL’s ECB T20 qualifying competition.

Ewan plundered an unbeaten 85 and Louis claimed 2-22 from four in Stroud’s 25-run victory over hosts Tewkesbury.

And Callum then came to the party with 62 as his side piled up 191-4 against Gloucester before Angus (3-20) played a key role in securing a 59-run triumph.

Stroud, Painswick and Cheltenham will now play off against each other, at a venue to be announced, for the chance to reach the WEPL play-off final when a place in the first national round will be at stake.

Cheltenham eased through to the next stage with a 51-run triumph over Hatherley & Reddings, openers Ben Pegler (78) and Kieran Smith (75) starring before Max Shepherd (4-17) made inroads in the only match in this pool as Cirencester withdrew.

Weston-super-Mare also pulled out of their group, and that meant Bishopston breezed through their group with an eight-wicket defeat of OB Westbury, Alex Packer capturing 3-28 before Tristan Jungbauer thrashed 69 off only 29 (eight fours, four sixes).

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