BROTHERS Jock and Jono Jamieson-Black both grabbed three wickets as Cirencester eased past Gloucester by 72 runs to remain in the hunt for promotion from the WEPL’s Gloucestershire division.
Jono bagged 3-18 from 6.1 overs and Jock 3-19 from nine as Gloucester were bowled out for 112 after Jonnie Gunn (47) and Will Mason (41) had earlier top scored in Ciren’s 184-6.
With four rounds of games to go, this result leaves second-placed Ciren 17 points behind leaders Corse & Staunton … who they travel to on Saturday.
Corse made it seven in a row with an 89-run triumph away to Apperley, Tim Dannatt hitting 56 and Ed Goolden capturing 3-17 from four.
Frocester 2nds climbed out of the drop zone with a nine-wicket home success over relegation rivals Thornbury while the heat is on Cheltenham Civil Service after a five-wicket home setback against Painswick.
In the final game in this division, Bourton Vale emerged three-wicket home victors in a rain-affected clash with Rockhampton.
Downend, bottom of Premier One when play began, are up to eighth in the crowded basement thanks to a 13-run success away to fellow strugglers Cheltenham who are now last.
Callum Loud, promoted to open in this 24-over per side contest because of rain, responded with 52 in Downend’s 149-7.
And the visitors then closed out a narrow win, Soban Irfan (4-20 from five) and captain Brandon Gilmour (3-20) playing crucial roles to deny Max Trotman who carried his bat for 52 off 67 deliveries.
Bridgwater were rushed out for only 54 and a 124-run reverse at Bedminster, captain Matt Brewer hitting 57 while Jino Jojo claimed 4-25.
Thornbury held on for a nine-run home win against Frocester to keep alive hopes of promotion from Premier Two Glos/Wilts.
Captain Marc Lezar (55) and Josh Slade (44) spurred Thornbury to 228-9 ahead of Frocester fading after a strong start from openers Masoor Khan (61) and Uzi Qureshi (47).
Dumbleton are off the foot of the table thanks to a fine 70-run success away to high-flying Goatacre, Josh White (72) and Dan Holland (63) among the runs before Craig Baldwin (3-58) struck.
Hatherley & Reddings lost by 39 runs at Burbage & Easton Royal while Stroud slipped up by two wickets at Marshfield.
Nic Halstead-Cleak compiled a second successive unbeaten century as unbeaten Premier Two Bristol/Somerset leaders Bristol cruised to a nine-wicket triumph away to Weston-super-Mare.
He finished on 102, following up his 104 not out against Midsomer Norton the previous weekend, while in July he also hit 111 not out verses Bath and 85 against Bishopston.
Bishopston are up to fourth after a four-wicket win at Frome, Ishwar Chaudhary claiming 4-10 from eight, while Winterbourne succumbed by 90 runs at home to second-placed Taunton St Andrews.
Golden Hill stay top of the Bristol & North Somerset division despite suffering a first reverse of the summer, away to closest rivals Twyford House.
Captain Chris Taylor’s unbeaten 74 from 92 got Twyford over the line by three wickets with five balls to spare.
Captain Olly Sharp smoked 182 off just 107 balls for struggling Stapleton who cruised past Brislington by 122 runs in a rain-hit clash.
The opener hammered 23 fours and ten sixes to complete the second highest individual score in WEPL this summer, helping his side pile up 346-9 as Ghulam Shabbir also weighed in with 100 off 90 (seven fours, eight sixes).
Because of the weather, Bris were set a reduced target and came up well short at 216-8, Will Thomas top scoring on 51 as Salman Dosani captured 4-39.
Jack Weston enjoyed a memorable day with ball and then bat for Knowle who overcame Congresbury by seven wickets, taking 4-22 and smashing an unbeaten 57.
Bristol Phoenix West Indians moved up a place to eighth courtesy of a 21-run home defeat of drop zone rivals Old Bristolians Westbury.
And two wickets apiece from Cadell Reid, Ricardo Williams and Mahin Omar then saw Bristol Phoenix West Indians to the win.
Graham Herring top scored on 58 for Bristol 2nds who edged Keynsham by two wickets.