Week 14 Bristol & District review

COALPIT Heath kept alive their hopes of avoiding the drop from the Senior Division of the Martin Berrill Bristol & District League with a crucial eight-wicket home win over fellow strugglers Clevedon 2nds.

The visitors were rumbled for 94 by Kyle Rose (3-20) and Owen Edwards (3-26) before Jack Williams (32) and Dafydd Nicholas (29) steered the village side to the points with an unbroken stand of 46.

Bedminster 2nds are all but champions after opening up a 58-point advantage following a 193-run triumph away to bottom side Shirehampton.

Mark Coombes (135 not) and Alex Tryfonos (69) shared an opening stand of 195 as Bedminster piled up 285-2 ahead of skittling Shire for just 92, Jack Filer (3-6) and Bailey Peacock (3-9) leading the way.

Bradley Stoke and Frenchay, second and third respectively at the start of the day, both lost but stay where they are.

Pak Bristolians trumped Bradley Stoke by five wickets, Babar Parvaiz taking 3-40 before captain Shazil Mustafa led the visitors to the spoils with an unbeaten 58.

And Frenchay tumbled by 75 runs at Claverham for whom Dom Hooper hit 60 and took 2-17 from seven.

Bristol Pakistanis are up to second in Division One following a two-wicket home success against Chew Magna, captain Urfan Malik (41) and Wajid Rasheed (29 not) the batting heroes.

Leaders Winterbourne 2nds lost by 19 runs at Whitchurch while Hanham – second at the start of the day – lost ground with a three-wicket setback at Brislington 2nds, Jamie Pattimore bagging 4-26 from eight.

Aaron Jones produced a memorable second spell as Division Two promotion hopefuls Almondsbury emerged one-run victors at home to Backwell Flax Bourton.

Requiring a rain-revised target of 135, the visitors were virtually there at 132-7 before Jones claimed three wickets in five balls – all bowled – to dismiss Backwell Flax for 133 and finish with 5-15 from 5.5 overs.

Pakistani Express stay top of Division Three following a 54-run victory away to Failand & Portbury, captain Shahid Malik top scoring on 66 while there were also three wickets apiece for Balal Ali, Junaid Khan and Syed Zuhaib Zaidi.

Bristol West Indian Phoenix 2nds remain in the runners-up place following a seven-wicket victory way to their OB Westbury counterparts, Tom Virgo leading the attack with a return of 3-23.

At the other end of the table, St Mary Redcliffe are off the bottom following a 37-run home win against fellow strugglers Bedminster 3rds.

Pucklechurch’s lead at the top of Division Six was trimmed to three points following a seven-wicket setback away to second-placed Timsbury 2nds.

And one of the biggest wins of the day came in Division Seven where Carsons & Mangotsfield pounded Shirehampton 2nds by 291 runs, Billy McGowan thumping an unbeaten 127.

All four Carsons’ sides completed victories for the first time this summer, triggering a long-awaited free bar!

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