Stuart Canvas Glo’shire Trophy wins for Apperley and Kingsholm

APPERLEY and Kingsholm are through to the second round of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy after both held their nerve for tight victories.

Kingsholm held off Bedminster by six runs after piling up 349-7, and it was even tighter at Apperley who edged Old Down by four runs.

Opener James Boon dominated Kingsholm’s terrific total with 139 while Matt Cayless weighed in with an unbeaten 72.

And Bedminster came within a whisker of a famous win thanks to the efforts of Ahsaan Butt (93 off 64, eight fours, seven sixes) and Dan Turner (86).

Bristol Pakistanis had a walkover against Huntley, who withdrew.

HOLDERS Dumbleton and Painswick cruised through to the last 32 of the Voneus Village Cup with comfortable group final wins.

Dumbleton romped to a 122-run home success in the Worcestershire play-off against Astwood Bank, Finn Brabham (77) and captain Rupert Salmon (66) shining.

And Painswick emerged seven-wicket victors in the Gloucestershire play-off at Marshfield.

The home side rallied from 28-4 to 210-6, Matt Conolly capturing 4-18 from eight, before Rogan Wolhuter (84) and opener George MacDuff (60) shared an unbroken stand of 131 to see their side through with almost seven overs to spare.

Dumbleton now prepare for a home date on June 18 against South Wingfield, of Derbyshire, while Painswick have a trip to Hook & Newnham Basics, near Basingstoke.

DETAILS have been announced of the second round of qualifiers to produce a WEPL representative for the first national round of the ECB National Club Twenty20.

An initial total of 36 entrants has now been reduced to 12 teams who will contest four triangulars leading to semi-finals and a final in July.

The first team listed in each group will act as the host.

Group A: Bridgwater, Taunton St Andrews, Lansdown.

Group B; Chippenham, Trowbridge, Bath.

Group C: Congresbury, Bristol, Golden Hill.

Group D: Frocester, Painswick, Stroud.

Matches are due to be played on June 25.


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