Senokwane stars in Stuart Canvas Glo’shire Cup victory

LESEGO Senokwane hit form with ball and then bat as Hatherley & Reddings romped past Gloucester by eight wickets to reach the last four of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup.

Gloucester, who won the toss at home, struggled to reach 156 all out, opener Lloyd Harrington carrying his bat for 58 off 101 as Senokwane claimed 3-15 from nine. In reply, opener Senokwane (63) and Dan Brabham (76 not) saw Hatherley through in less than 23 overs.

Bedminster and Bristol, meanwhile, must try again after rain forced their derby encounter to be abandoned. Bristol totalled 284-9 thanks mainly to Nic Halstead Cleak (117) and Ashiv Lakhani (65), Adam Hares taking 4-45, before heavy rain stalled Bedminster’s reply at 92-1 after 17.

Tewkesbury welcome Stroud on Sunday while no date has yet been set for the Charlton Kings-Bishopston tie.

HOLDERS Langford begin their defence of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy with a home clash on Sunday against Gloucester AIW Sports. Frenchay have a home date with Bristol & District League rivals Bristol West Indian Phoenix.

Other ties: Bedminster II v Golden Hill II, Bohemians v Kingsholm, Chipping Sodbury v Lydney, Hawkesbury Upton v Bristol Pakistanis.

DUMBLETON moved a step closer toward a dream day out at Lord’s after dispatching Weekley & Warkton of Northamptonshire by eight wickets in the last 32 of the Voneus Village Cup.

The home side were rumbled for 79 after winning the toss, Ryan Kilmister (4-19 from eight) leading the bowling attack before Finn Brabham (46 not) ensured there were no batting dramas.

Dumbleton will now be home to Milford Hall, of Staffordshire, on July 3. Corse & Staunton, however, are out after a 26-run reverse away to Grampound Road, of Truro.

PAINSWICK are the first side through to WEPL’s T20 finals day after breezing past Cheltenham and then hosts Stroud in their second round triangular qualifier.

Opener Reece Morris thumped 81 (12 fours, three sixes) to help Painswick amass 200-7 against Cheltenham who were then pegged back to 125 all out, Keegan Jansen Van Rensburg and Isaac Elkins taking three wickets apiece in the first match .

And Painswick then booked their passage with a nine-wicket thumping of Stroud who were restricted to 113-8 before Van Rensburg (56) and Ben French (53) wasted little time in wrapping up the win.

Painswick now wait to see who else will join them in finals day on July 24 which will produce a qualifier for the national stages of this ECB competition.

The three remaining triangulars take place on Sunday with Bishopston hosting Taunton Deane and Bridgwater, Taunton St Andrews welcoming Bristol and Clevedon, and Potterne home to Bath and Trowbridge.

Matches at all three venues are scheduled to start at around 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

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