Langford through in Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup

JARED Bone’s remarkable 131 off 103 proved to be in vain for Rockhampton who went out of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup after a 72-run home defeat against Langford.

The opener plundered 22 fours and two sixes, but the next highest scorer was 19 as the Rams came up short against spinner Tom Stevens (4-23) and Jack Brown (3-39).

Earlier, Harry Stevens (52) and Aaron Court (51 not) top scored in Langford’s challenge of 269-8 after losing the toss.

Langford will now be home to Bristol West Indian Phoenix.

Also through are Chipping Sodbury courtesy of a 73-run home triumph against Bourton Vale.

Jiwanjot Singh’s 113 off only 69 (23 fours) plus 53 from teenager Dan Lambert powered Sodbury to an imposing 296-8.

The visitors, in reply, were in good shape at 182-2 but the loss of opener Andy Philips for 78 and Rupert Young (65) led to a flurry of wickets falling, Singh capturing 3-26 while there were two wickets apiece for Matt Elmore and Eddie Holden.

Sodbury’s reward is a trip to Bedminster who had a walk over against Hatherley & Reddings while Knowle progressed with a walkover against Stroud.

Holders Bristol Pakistanis, meanwhile, eased past Gloucester 2nds by 51 runs on the road in the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy.

Half centuries from opener Saqib Imran and Raja Arbaz Hussain powered the visitors to a total of 242, Keagan Skeates capturing 4-32 from eight before Gloucester came up short at 191-8.

Bristol Pakistanis will now be away on Sunday to Bristol West Indian Phoenix 2nds.

Three other games are also scheduled for Sunday: Apperley v Downend 2nds, Lydney v Gloucester AIW, and Quedgeley & Hardwicke v Pak Bristolians.

PAINSWICK are the latest Gloucestershire club side to book a place in the last 16 of the Voneus Village Cup after demolishing Wembdon by 10 wickets.

The Somerset side were rushed out for just 96 after losing the toss, Jack Hobbis (4-20), Jon Conolly (3-20) and Reece Morris (2-31) tearing through the innings.

And the visitors, clearly in a hurry to watch the big football match, then needed less than 13 overs to cruise to their target thanks to Morris (50) and Keegan Jansen Van Rensburg (46).

Painswick’s reward is a home date on Sunday against Wiltshire qualifiers Goatacre.

Aston Ingham, meanwhile, will be away to Loddington & Mawsley while Dumbleton, the 2022 champions, entertain Kibworth. All matches will start at 1pm.

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