Week 15 Gloucestershire County League review

ROSS Wakely pounded an unbeaten 169 – the highest individual score this season in the AMS Gloucestershire County League – for visiting Whitminster who trumped Parkend by 69 runs in Division Five.

Wakely’s superb innings dominated his side’s imposing total of 279-6 after losing the toss, Tim Andrew capturing 4-53.

In reply, Parkend were eventually dismissed for 210 in the 38th over to remain in the bottom three.

At the other end of the table, leaders Quedgeley & Hardwicke rushed past Oldlands by 129 runs, skittling their visitors for just 65 as Ellis Waugh (3-1 from two) and Adam Hopkins (3-29 from eight) led the charge.

Aston Ingham, the Division One pacesetters, eased past Kingsholm by eight wickets, opener Angus Bartlett top scoring on 78, while second-placed Langford were 86-run victors at Lydney, Ollie Perks banking 3-17 from four.

In Division Two, Cam wasted no time in racing to a nine-wicket home triumph against Newent who were shot out for 42 by Alex Atkinson (5-27) and George Dolling (4-11, both from nine) ahead of securing a nine-wicket triumph.

Opener Duan St Arnaud (117) paved the way for leaders Great Rissington to defeat Shurdington by 94 runs while Craig Stow’s spell of 5-34 from nine was a highlight of Redmarley’s three-wicket success away to Cheltenham 2nds.

There was a remarkable finish in Division Three where Cinderford St John edged Cricklade by just one run.

Saints were all out for 160, Mark House (42) top scoring against Adam Robbins (5-47), before in reply Cricklade appeared to be in full control at 152-5, Alex Kill hitting 52.

But five wickets then fell in quick succession as Saints turned the screw for a memorable win.

Matt Petherick (5-12) shone for Stroud 2nds in a ten-wicket home thumping of their Kingsholm counterparts in Division Four where opener Matt Nicholson top scored on 104 for leaders Dumbleton 2nds in a 126-run home victory against their Frocester rivals.

Unbeaten Divison Six pacesetters Down Hatherley were 21-run victors in a 24-over contest at Tormarton.

And King’s Stanley also extended their unbeaten run in Division Seven with a 114-run success away to Hatherley & Reddings 3rds, Paul Frape hitting 79 and James Weir 78 before James Harley (3-9) and Martyn Kimber (3-39) got to work.

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