Week 14 Bristol & District League round-up

OPENER Chris Simmons smashed an unbeaten 178 off 120 (29 fours) for Thornbury 4ths in Division 13 of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

His knock totally dominated his side’s challenge of 278-2 before Brislington 4ths were restricted to a reply of 224-6 despite captain Jamie Phillips’ unbeaten 132 from 103 (19 fours).

One of the most explosive innings of the day came in Division Five where Dilshan Wijayakumar was unbeaten on 170 from 112 (22 fours, six fours) for leaders Bristol Sri Lankans.

There was also 111 off 72 (six fours, eight sixes) from Amarajeewa Mudiyanselagae in a fourth wicket partnership of 214 at home to Pak Bristolians 2nds who ended 107 runs short.

Bristol Pakistanis consolidated second place in Division One after trumping Shirehampton by 186 runs, captain Urfan Malik capturing 3-18 from eight.

Senior Division leaders Bristol West Indian Phoenix crunched Keynsham 2nds by 118 runs, Raj Chudasama reaching 500 runs for the season with his first century of the summer. The opener was unbeaten 117 off 137 (14 fours) ahead of Babar Pervaiz claiming 4-24.

Title rivals Frenchay were six-wicket home winners against local rivals Winterbourne 2nds, Eddie Williams and captain Alex Stell taking three wickets apiece before opener Praful Waghela smashed 101 off 91 (16 fours).

Cleeve are the new Division Two pacesetters thanks to a 62-run victory away to Bristol West Indian Phoenix 2nds which was completed as previous leaders Hambrook suffered a 114-run reverse at home to Almondsbury for whom Aaron Jones (4-31) and Sam Wentland (3-26) were the bowling heroes.

Bitton stay top of Division Three despite a seven-run setback away to OB Westbury 2nds. Opener Rob Simpson hit 109 in the home side’s 230-9 before George Wilshire (119) almost single-handedly won the game for Bitton.

Sixteen-year-old Liv Daniels, who last weekend marked her senior debut for Frenchay with an unbeaten century for the 4ths, was elevated to the 3rds where she took 4-13 from only 3.5 overs in a 17-run Division Ten victory over Midsomer Norton Methodists.

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