Slade ton paves way for Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup victory

JOSH Slade’s unbeaten century paved the way for Bishopston to emerge 34-run victors in a first round Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup clash at Frocester.

The former Thornbury batter reached 106 from 109 (13 fours, two sixes) while opener Tristan Jungbauer weighed in with a quick-fire 67 from 41 in a total of 259-4.

In reply, Gloucestershire’s Jared Warner could not have done much more to secure the win, carrying his bat for a terrific unbeaten 124 from 121 (15 fours, two sixes).

But Bish made progress at the other end through David O’Brien (4-42) and Slade (3-35) to book a home quarter-final against Tewkesbury.

Jack Shelley’s brutal 127 off only 64 (16 fours, five sixes) propelled Bristol to a six-wicket home victory against Chipping Sodbury while Twyford House were four-wicket winners at Golden Hill, captain Parik Shetty top scoring on 60.

Cheltenham on Sunday entertain Painswick with the winners away in the last eight to Twyford.

RICH Turner’s burst of 4-45 from eight helped Lydney close out a 33-run home triumph against Hambrook to reach the semi-finals of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy.

James Wigzell (43) top scored for the visitors after Lydney were earlier bowled out for 223 after winning the toss, Niall Halford (48) and opener Alex Nelmes (41) leading the way.

Langford, last season’s beaten finalists, cruised past Gloucester AIW by 139 runs, Jake Romanek hitting 53 before brother Jack (4-21) and Jack Brown (4-12) took charge.

Bristol Pakistanis will be home on Sunday to Apperley with the winners away in the semi-finals against Pucklechurch.

THE last remaining place in WEPL’s T20 finals day will be up for grabs on Sunday when Bridgwater host Taunton St Andrews and Lansdown in the outstanding triangular.

The winning team will then head to Bristol on Sunday July 16 to face Bath (10am) in the opening match ahead of the hosts facing off against Frocester at around 1pm.

The final will follow at around 4pm with the winner progressing to the first national round of the ECB National Club Twenty20.

CHELTENHAM entertain Golden Hill on Sunday in the group semi-finals of the ECB Girls U13 8-a-side cup.

It’s a big day too for Apperley who host Plymouth in the group semi-finals of the U15 Cup (12.30pm).

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