Week 10 Bristol & District League round-up

BITTON produced a tremendous display to trump high-flying Backwell Flax Bourton by four wickets and boost their hopes of avoiding relegation from Division Three of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

The visitors were rushed out for 100 after losing the toss, captain George Wilshire (3-1 from 3.4) and Muhammad Irfan (3-38 from six) causing problems. And Wilshire followed up with 50 at the top of the order to ensure what could prove to be a crucial victory for his side.

Bitton remain ninth but, in an extremely tight division, are now just 21 points behind Backwell Flax in second.

Senior Division pacemakers Frenchay made it ten from ten with a four-wicket home success against Bristol Pakistanis.

The visitors were restricted to 187 ahead of Akeel Yousaf helping Frenchay extend their 100 per cent run with 64.

Struggling Whitchurch are still looking for their first victory after an 88-run reverse away to second placed Winterbourne.

Nabeel Ahmad (74) and Seb Vamplew (63) put together an opening stand of 145 for Winterbourne in a total of 255-7.

And although captain Ben Jefferies tried to rally Whitchurch with 88, the home side romped to the spoils with Chris Shine taking 3-38.

Nat Pinkney’s burst of 3-13 helped peg back Downend 2nds to 154 before Cleeve coasted in by six wickets, and there were three wickets each for Abdullah Tabraiz and Abdul Sami as Pak Bristolians overcame Claverham by 83 runs.

One of the most memorable innings of the day came in Division One from experienced John Colley who cracked an unbeaten 100 off just 43 balls (seven fours, nine sixes)  to help pave the way for Golden Hill 2nds to defeat leaders Timsbury by 41 runs.

Timsbury are now only a point clear of Golden Hill and Portishead who edged Lansdown 2nds by four wickets, Charlie Mott top scoring on 60.

Bishopston 2nds began the day on top of Division Two but dropped to fourth following a 38-run defeat at home to Bath 3rds.

Vishnu Gupth Sanal Kumar finished with 6-21 from eight as Congresbury 2nds were skittled for 59 away in Division Five to Bristol Aces who romped in by seven wickets.

And Stoke Bishop made it ten from ten at the top of Division Seven West after squeezing in by one run away to Lodway 2nds.

Opener James Barlow’s 40 helped lift the visitors to 172-9 and Lodway came very close to the spoils as Greg Crichton took 3-20 and Barney Crowther 3-40, both from eight.

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