JONO Jamieson-Black produced one of the innings of the season, plundering 169 off only 117 for Cirencester who kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation from WEPL’s Gloucester division with a a 136-run triumph away to Frocester 2nds.
The visitors, who lost the toss, lost an early wicket but rallied superbly to eventually pile up 347-6 from 45 with Jon and brother Jamie sharing a stand of 216 for the third wicket.
Jono thumped 21 fours and seven sixes while Jamie’s 88 from 65 included seven fours and six sixes.
In reply, Frocester were soon on the ropes at 45-6 but were eventually all out for 211 thanks mainly to No 10 Tom Drake’s 71 from 35, Charlie Brook claiming 4-45.
Ciren moved off the foot of the table but still trail eighth-placed Charlton Kings by 15 points with three rounds of matches to go.
Kings stayed out of the bottom two with a 54-run home win against Stroud, James Williams top scoring on 88.
Cheltenham Civil Service are now propping up the table after suffering a heartbreaking one-wicket home reverse against leaders Tewkesbury.
Brad Attwood’s 52 helped Civil Service total 190, and it was very nearly enough as the promotion favourites then had to work hard for the spoils, George Leadbetter claiming 3-28.
Dumbleton were 110-run victors at Bourton Vale, captain Ross Martin dismissed for exactly 100, and Chipping Sodbury trumped Gloucester by five wickets.
Frocester consolidated fifth place in Premier One with a 136-run caning of Taunton Deane, captain Will Naish top scoring on 53 and Ryan Kilmister claiming 4-26 from eight.
And Bedminster edged Taunton St Andrews by 29 runs, Max Tryfonos following up a ten-wicket haul during the week for Cornwall with a return of 4-38.
Bishopston and Golden Hill continue to battle it out at the top of Premier Two Bristol/Somerset for the one promotion place.
Leaders Bish thumped Downend by nine wickets in a 20-over contest and Golden Hill were five-wicket home winners against Midsomer Norton. The two rivals meet on August 26 in a clash which will go a long way towards deciding who will be bound for Premier One next year.
It’s also very tight at the top of Premier Two Glos/Wilts with only three points between the leading three sides.
Pacesetters Thornbury went down to a surprise two-wicket defeat at Marshfield, and Hatherley & Reddings slipped from second to third following a six-wicket home setback against Corsham. Cheltenham, meanwhile, were seven-wicket winners at bottom side Corse & Staunton.
Milo Ayres smashed 158 off only 88 (17 fours, ten sixes) for Brislington who romped past Bristol & North Somerset leaders Congresbury in a rain-hit clash by five wickets.
Winterbourne edged out of the bottom two for the first time this season with a five-wicket victory at neighbours and fellow strugglers Frenchay.
Bristol West Indian Phoenix saw off Knowle by five wickets, and Twyford House completed a four-wicket triumph at Bristol 2nds, Alex Wilson thrashing an unbeaten 52 off just 23 (five fours, four sixes).