Week 11 Gloucestershire County League review

ASTON Ingham moved back up to second with a 28-run home victory against rivals Langford as the race for promotion from Division One of the AMS Gloucestershire County League tightened on a frustrating wet weekend for many.

Leaders Rockhampton were washed out at home to bottom side Apperley, and that means only six points now separate the top three with seven more rounds of games to go.

Langford, who began the day second, restricted Aston Ingham to 161-7 in a game reduced to 35 overs per side, opener Angus Bartlett (35) top scoring.

And three victims apiece for James Wagstaff – including the key wicket of captain Harry Stevens for 55 – and Oli Dennis then saw the visitors dismissed for 133.

Hawkesbury Upton leapfrogged Kingsholm to go fourth with a 91-run victory away to their centenary-celebrating rivals, opener George Bailey top scoring on 96 before being trapped leg before and Fletcher May capturing 4-32.

One other result was possible in this division, Lydney completing an 88-run success away to Westbury-on-Severn, opener Alex Nelmes hitting 54 and Callum Miller returning 4-22 from six.

Two finishes were possible in Division Two, including a 20-run win for promotion hopefuls Newent at home to struggling Fairford.

Opener Paddy Thompson’s unbeaten 83 dominated Newent’s 44-over total of 177-6 before the visitors came up short chasing a reduced target of 96 from 25.4 overs.

Redmarley also remain well in the chase for elevation after dispatching Frampton-on-Severn by 146 runs.

Craig Stow (107 not) and opener Sam Aston (87) spurred Redmarley to an imposing 265-5 after losing the toss while Frampton were then rumbled for 119.

Gloucester AIW completed an excellent 85-run victory in a rain-hit Division Three clash away to leaders Tewkesbury 2nds, opener Ali Khan top scoring with 50 and Malik Wasim taking 4-22.

And in Division Four, Churchdown gained useful breathing space in the drop zone with a 40-run victory away to fellow strugglers Corse & Staunton 2nds, Ivor Griffiths (55) shining before Paul Fredericks and Liam Dutson bagged three wickets apiece.

Division Five was washed out while in Division Six, Arcadians Nine Elms romped in by nine wickets at Tormarton.

A century opening stand between Elliot Greenwood (85) and James Hewlett (76) paved the way for Langford 2nds to dispatch Eldersfield by 156 runs in Division Seven, Jack Brown capturing 4-17 from six.

And in the only other result of the day, Aston Ingham 2nds trumped their Poulton counterparts by eight wickets.

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