LIAM Glen’s superb burst of 5-26 from eight laid the foundations for Stapleton to complete an eight-wicket win away to lowly Clevedon 2nds in the Senior Division of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & Ditrict League.
Glen took the first five wickets to fall while 3-31 from George McEndoo saw win-less Clevedon slide to 119 all out.
A weather break led to Stapleton being set a target of 89 from 45, and the visitors cruised in thanks to opener Sam Millard (37 not) and captain Alfie Lewis (31 not).
There was one other finish in this division, Bristol Pakistanis chasing down a revised target of 122 at Timsbury for a four-wicket triumph.
Vedanta Gadia finished with fine figures of 5-7 for OB Westbury who dismissed Coalpit Heath for 118, but his efforts proved to be in vain as the rain had the last word with his side at 2-0 in the first over of their reply.
Elsewhere, it was a frustrating day for many with match after match either being abandoned or revised targets being set after heavy downpours.
In Division Two, Golden Hill 2nds closed the gap on leaders Hambrook to just two points thanks to a 146-run triumph away to Bath 3rds.
Simon Hygate (51), Romesh Tenuwera (50) and Sam Brooks (40) dominated the visitors’ 226-5 before Will Schofield (4-20), Ash Bonynge-Pearce (3-3) and Tom Field (2-1) combined to bowl out Bath for 69 in less than 19 overs.
In Division Four, opener Alan Hunt’s unbeaten 57 lifted Bristol 3rds to an eight-wicket success at home to Long Ashton.
Zaheer Abbass, meanwhile, was in tremendous form with bat and then ball for St George Valley who emerged 100-run victors away to Shirehampton 2nds in Division Eight.
Zaheer (83 not) and Ehsamuddin Popal (60 not) dominated the visitors’ challenge of 205-2 from 30 ahead of Alan Pickeett (3-3), Zaheer (3-27) and Mark Britton (2-13) taking charge with the ball.