Week 14 … yet another league washout for many

GLOUCESTERSHIRE seamer Josh Shaw grabbed 4-20 from eight for Bristol who cruised to a 67-run win away to Taunton St Andrews as rain again decimated the West of England Premier League programme.

The weather reduced this Premier One contest to 48 overs per side, Bristol totalling 267-7 after Miles Kantolinna (54) and Nic Halstead Cleak (35) had shared an opening stand of 79 for the visitors who lost the toss.

Shaw boosted the middle order with 48 from 24 (one four, five sixes) while there was also an unbeaten 46 off 34 by Jack Ellison before Shaw took charge with the ball, capturing all four wickets in a superb second spell.

Next for fourth-placed Bristol is a home clash on Saturday against leaders Bath who stretched further clear with an 82-run home triumph over nearest rivals Potterne.

Barely a ball was bowled elsewhere across the region, and that meant a fourth no result in five weeks – and a fifth of the season – for a great number of deeply disappointed clubs desperately hoping for a change in the weather with only four more rounds of matches to go.

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