Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup update

THE Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup continues on Sunday with two quarter-final ties.

Holders Bishopston are away to Bedminster while there is another all-Bristol clash with Knowle hosting Bristol West Indian Phoenix. Stapleton have withdrawn, handing Golden Hill free passage into the last four.

The last remaining tie will see Rockhampton host Hatherley & Reddings, on a date to be announced.

Rockhampton, meanwhile, travel on Sunday to Calmore Sports of Southampton in the quarter-finals of the Voneus Village Cup.

The Rams are there courtesy of a dramatic bowl-off victory away to Ynystawe after rain again disrupted this last 16 clash.

After being washed out the previous week, play was able to start on time in Swansea with the home outfit reaching a promising 217-3 in the 38th over when the skies opened.

No more play was possible, and with the need to find a winner on the day, all 22 players prepared to send down one delivery at a set of three stumps and two bails.

Incredibly, only one player – Rockhampton’s Jamie Wakefield who was fourth up for his side – was able to hit the stumps, sending his side through and keeping alive the dream of a first return to Lord’s since the Rams were beaten finalists in 2013.

Calmore, incidentally, booked their place in the last eight by trumping Goatacre the week before in another tense clash.

Goatacre were all out for 133 while Calmore collapsed from 92-1 to 120-8 before finishing the tie on 133-8 and progressing on fewer wickets lost.

There is one quarter-final on Sunday in the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy, Westbury-on-Severn entertaining Pak Bristolians.

THORNBURY folded to an eight-wicket reverse against Potterne in the semi-finals of WEPL’s Twenty20 Cup.

Also into the final are Bath who piled up 254-7 against hosts Bridgwater who came up 69 runs short.

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