Week 11 Bristol & District League round-up

CAPTAIN George Amos shone with bat and then ball as Taveners eased to a 20-run win away to Claverham 2nds in Division Seven of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

Only a handful of matches were completed throughout the 17-division competition as heavy rain led to a frustrating afternoon of cancellations and abandonments for many.

But the worst of the weather somehow missed the village of Yatton, enabling a full 40-over game to proceed with Taveners completing their third victory of the summer.

The visitors, who lost the toss, owed plenty to openers Amos and Neil Trescothick who shared a stand of 213 as they posted a total of 249-1.

Amos remained unbeaten on 116 from 122 (14 fours, one six) while Trescothick was caught for 91 off 109 (11 fours and a six).

And Amos followed up with a return of 2-30 as Claverham were restricted to 229-8, led by Leighton Grant’s 108 from 94 (12 fours, two sixes).

There were no finishes in the Senior Division although pacemakers OB Westbury slightly extended their lead as some play was possible in their home clash against bottom side Clevedon 2nds.

The visitors were skilled for 60, Connor Crane taking 5-15 from seven against his former club, while OB Westbury then reached 38-3 and were within sight of the points when play was abandoned.

In Division One, leaders Whitchurch were washed out at home to Winterbourne 2nds, but Downend 2nds are up to third following a 146-run victory away to Hampset.

Phil Jackson cracked 80 from just 49 (nine fours, five sixes) as Downend reached 224-7 after losing the toss, while Mark Litson (4-25), Bobby Naeem (3-13) and Joe Tolman (2-19) then bowled out the Bath side for 78.

Captain Chris Budd’s unbeaten 58 helped Bishopston 2nds go top of Division Three with a seven-wicket victory away to Old Down.

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