Week 12 WEPL review

MATT Cox’s unbeaten 102 helped complete a comfortable eight-wicket win for Corse & Staunton away to Cheltenham Civil Service to remain top of the WEPL’s Gloucestershire division.

The opener faced 119 balls and struck 15 fours and a six while captain Tim Dannatt was also unbeaten on 54 as Corse wrapped up the spoils with more than four overs to spare.

The result was tough on Civil Service opener Adrian Mayes who, coincidentally, was also unbeaten on 102 (131 balls, 14 fours and a six) in a total of 191-8 which proved to be well within range.

Rob Belbin belted an unbeaten 32 off just 14 balls to clinch second-placed Rockhampton a two-wicket home win over Painswick with just a ball to spare.

Bottom side Thornbury 2nds ended a run of six defeats with a 32-run success at Bourton Vale while second last Frocester 2nds eased in by two wickets at home to Gloucester, Angus Catto unbeaten on 104, and Cirencester edged Apperley by 16 runs.

Steve Snell smashed 180 off only 122 balls for Bedminster who romped past Downend by 250 runs in Premier One.

Chippenham moved off the bottom of the table thanks to an eight-wicket success away to Cheltenham while Potterne are the new leaders after trumping previous pacesetters Clevedon by 45 runs.

Bristol continued their unbeaten run at the top of Premier Two Bristol/Somerset with a 65-run win away to Frome.

Harry Thompson’s 106 from 84 helped lift the visitors from 67-4 to 262-8 before Dan Jones (3-49) and Sam Brewer (2-31) wrapped up the points.

Tristan Jungbauer top scored on 81 for Bishopston who defeated Bath 2nds by 117 runs.

Winterbourne were bowled out for 125 at home to Ilminster but still went on to win by 31 runs and move out of the relegation zone.

Skipper Marc Lezar cracked 119 off only 74 deliveries for Thornbury who chased down a target of 233 at home to Dumbleton with almost 15 overs to spare to stay third in Premier Two Glos/Wilts.

The 25-year-old shared an opening stand of 182 with brother Dan (66 not) to help pave the way for a comfortable seven-wicket success.

Earlier, opener Tommy Boorman top scored on 108 for the visitors as Harry Wormwell (4-49) and Josh Riggs (3-31) made inroads.

Frocester bowled out Biddestone for 70 before reaching their target in less than seven overs, and Stroud succumbed by 30 runs at Burbage & Easton Royal.

Captain Chris Taylor hit 145 off only 116 balls (22 fours, four sixes) as Twyford House piled up 334-6 at home to Keynsham before completing a 185-run victory in Bristol & North Somerset.

This result keeps Twyford House second, 38 points behind leaders Golden Hill who marched on with a five-wicket home success against Brislington, Tayyab Riaz unbeaten on 82.

Bristol 2nds were skittled for 69 at home to Congresbury who romped in by five wickets while Reuben Reid (46) and Cole Pierre (45) top scored for Bristol West Indian Phoenix who saw off Knowle by two wickets and OB Westbury dispatched bottom side Stapleton by 146 runs.

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