Vitality U15 Cup glory for Hatherley & Reddings

HENRY Driver-Dickerson pounded an unbeaten 52 off only 25 balls to guide Hatherley & Reddings to an eight-wicket win over hosts Bedminster in the Gloucestershire final of the Vitality U15 Cup.

The opener hit four fours and five maximums as Hatherley raced to a target of 99 in only 10.2 overs.

Earlier, James Burton captured 4-6 from three overs while there were two wickets apiece for Driver-Dickerson and Harrison Tegg as Bedminster were dismissed for 98 after winning the toss.

Hatherley will now be home to the Herefordshire champions in the first regional round.

LANGFORD, the 2021 champions and last season’s beaten finalists, begin their quest for glory in this year’s Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy with a first round trip on Sunday to Cam.

The draw has thrown up a local derby between Gloucester 2nds and Gloucester AIW while Apperley are due to welcome Hawkesbury Upton.

Hambrook will be home to Rockhampton, who are flying high at the top of Division One in the Gloucestershire County League after five wins in a row, and Lydney entertain Bristol West Indian Phoenix 2nds with Bristol Pakistanis facing a short trip to Stapleton.

HOLDERS Dumbleton host South Wingfield, of Derbyshire, on Sunday (1pm) in the last 32 of the Voneus Village Cup.

The Worcestershire champions will be expecting a large crowd as they bid to make a return trip to Lord’s after last year’s memorable success.

It’s a big day too for Gloucestershire champions Painswick who have a trip to Hook & Newnham Basics, near Basingstoke.

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