Golden Hill stun Cheltenham in the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup

UNDERDOGS Golden Hill produced a tremendous performance to defeat Cheltenham by seven wickets in the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup.

The WEPL tier three club restricted their visitors from Premier One to a total of just 166, Daz Ahmed (3-20 from eight) and Nabel Shaikh (2-17 from five) the pick of the attack as George Pritchard hit 52 and Alex Haworth 40.

Opener Cyrus Shafi (58 not) and Harry Thomas (40) then ensured a quarter-final trip to league rivals Stapleton.

Also through to the last eight are Knowle who trumped Painswick by three wickets.

Fred Barton’s burst of 3-18 from six along with Jack Millard taking 3-26 helped restricted Painswick to 162-8 in a 30-over clash ahead of Jake Luffman (46), Chris Green (30) and Barton (27 not) getting their side over the line with 14 balls to spare.

Knowle will now be home to Bristol West Indian Phoenix while Bedminster, who had a bye against Thornbury, will host Bishopston.

Gloucester entertain Hatherley & Reddings on Sunday with the prize a quarter-final trip to Rockhampton.

Two Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy ties are also scheduled for Sunday with Frampton-on-Severn home to Tewkesbury, and Langford set to welcome Cam.

ROCKHAMPTON will be bidding to reach the quarter-finals of the Voneus Village Cup when they host Ynystawe on Sunday (1pm).

The Welsh side travelled to Horspath, near Oxford, for a four-wicket victory which featured an unbeaten 99 from Carl Roberts.

Rockhampton, beaten finalists in 2013, have to date overcome Corse & Staunton, Painswick, Frocester and Yelverton Bohemians to keep alive their hopes of another appearance at Lord’s.

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