Golden Hill progress in ECB Women’s Club T20

GOLDEN Hill are through to the group quarter-finals of the ECB Women’s Club T20 thanks to a comfortable home victory over Huntley.

The visitors, who earlier in the day edged Hatherley & Reddings by three runs, were restricted to 78-6 after losing the toss, Katie Foot (34) and Gemma Abbott (23) shining against Ruby Priscott (2-8) and Abigail Woodworth (2-12, both from four).

The Bristol side then took charge with the bat, opener Prarthana Reddy (28) leading the way as the win was clinched with almost six overs to spare.

It was much tighter earlier when Huntley, who lost the toss, reached 127-2 against Hatherley thanks to fine efforts from Holly Mayers (56 not) and opener Emily Kibble (37).

The Cheltenham side then came within a whisker of the win thanks to a superb 58 from captain and opener Alice Hill while Sophie Webster hit 31. Golden Hill’s reward is a trip to Bridgwater or Dumbleton, who meet on Sunday.

Frenchay, meanwhile, were trumped by 44 runs at home to Bath.

Emily Austen (3-10) and Liv Daniels (3-18, both from four) shone as Bath’s older and more experienced line-up had to work hard to reach 94-7.

Frenchay, in reply, were soon on the ropes at 12-7 before Anmol Krishna’s battling unbeaten 24 ensured the home side batted all 20 overs in a reply of 50-9.

GOTHERINGTON beat Rockhampton in a bowl out to reach the Gloucestershire group quarter-finals of the Voneus Village Cup.

No play was possible for a second consecutive weekend because of the wet conditions, hence the need to find a winner in a competition which runs on a tight and strict schedule.

And it was Gotherington who eased through via the dreaded bowl out – all 11 players having one delivery at a full set of stumps – to win 2-1 and book a home date on Sunday against Kingsholm who had a walkover against Cam.

Also into the last eight are Winterbourne who saw off Frocester by 22 runs in a 30-over contest.

Opener Soban Irfan (80 off 90, seven fours and three sixes) and Ahmed Tabraiz (40) led the charge to a total of 173-4.

And left-arm quick Tabraiz followed up with a devastating opening burst of 3-14 from six to help reduce Frocester’s reply to 49-6.

The home side steadied the ship through Rhys Lamplugh (47 not) and Jock Catto (25) before eventually being dismissed for 141 in the final over.

Winterbourne will now be home on Sunday to Marshfield  with the other two ties seeing Almondsbury host Apperley and Painswick entertain Frampton-on-Severn.

Holders Dumbleton open their bid to reach Lord’s for a second successive summer with a trip on Sunday to Hagley in the Worcestershire group, and in Oxfordshire it’s Langford visaway to Tiddington.

Bristol side Stapleton, meanwhile, travel on Sunday to Wembdon in the Somerset & Avon group.

GOLDEN Hill have received a walk-over against Clevedon in the ECB National Club Championship.

Bristol West Indian Phoenix went down by 39 runs at Keynsham who reached 128-7 before the visitors were restricted to 89 all out.

THE WEPL triangular qualifiers for the ECB National Club Twenty20 get underway on Sunday.

Bristol and Bedminster are away to Clevedon while Thornbury along with Congresbury visit Weston-super-Mare.

Matches at both venues are scheduled for around 10am, 1pm and 4pm. The 12 WEPL group winners will eventually be whittled down to one qualifier for the area final stage of this national event.



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