Week 10 Gloucestershire County League round-up

CHRIS Stuart finished with memorable figures of 7-32 from six overs to help pave the way for Down Hatherley to record a fine two-wicket win away to Sheepscombe in one of only two AMS Gloucestershire County League games to beat the wet weather.

Stuart’s introduction to the attack helped spark a collapse from 81-0 to 114 all out, Will Tope also capturing 2-18 from seven after openers Tiaan Theron and Ed McDonald had both hit 37.

Down Hatherley, who won the toss in this Division Five clash, then chipped away at the target, Martin Collier striking 25, to defy Ed McDonald (3-15), Chris Green and Stephen Watters who both bagged 2-30.

Only one other match was possible throughout the entire league and it also took place in Division Five, and it saw leaders Kingsholm 2nds lose their unbeaten record, away to Cheltenham 3rds.

The home side reached 185-5 from 35 overs with Rob Cooper (67 not), opener Alex Haworth (35) and Andy Gallagher (33) the main contributors as Benet Sathyadass claimed 2-41 from seven.

Kingsholm, who had earlier won the toss, then came up just two runs short despite opener Shaun Uthup anchoring the innings with an unbeaten 66 from 100 balls.

Gavin White also weighed in with a breezy 34 before falling victim to Steve Brackley (2-21 from seven).

Kingsholm remain top of the table but are now only two points clear of Whitminster with eight more rounds of games to go.

Elsewhere, the rain had the final word with all other games cancelled without a ball being bowled.

Image courtesy Mike Starling

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