Week 17 Gloucestershire County League review

CAPTAIN Dave Leith produced a memorable all-round display for Chalford who edged St Philips North by 29 runs in one of the few Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League matches to beat the weather.

Leith was on to a winner from the start, calling correctly and electing to bat first in this Division Seven contest which was reduced to 30 overs per side.

His side went on to reach 124-9, Leith totally dominating the innings with an unbeaten 84 as only one other player reached double figures against the threats of Jeremy Yearsley and Ed Pawley who both took 3-18 from six overs.

Leith wasn’t finished as he went on to claim 2-21 as Saints were restricted to a reply of 95-8.

There were no other results in this division, and only two in Division One where Westbury-on-Severn pulled clear of the relegation zone with a 33-run success away to high-flying Cheltenham 2nds.

Aaron Brown’s 43 and 34 from Alex Gray helped Westbury total 123 before Dan Hockaday put the skids under the home side with a burst of 5-36 from six.

Fellow strugglers Lydney came up two runs short in a 20-over contest at home to Kingsholm for whom Matt Cayless top scored on an unbeaten 60.

Division Two leaders Chipping Campden edged Langford by two wickets, Ian Harrison contributing a crucial unbeaten 55.

Division Three was washed out but in Division Four there were wins for Cheltenham Civil Service 2nds and Cranham.

Civil Service were 29-run victors in a local derby at Cheltenham 3rds, Chris Isaac (71) and Durjan Hussain (3-32) shining. And Alex Pockett’s unbeaten 77 guided Cranham to a seven-wicket home triumph against Dymock.

There was one result in Division Five, Felix McDermott-Krasker hitting 53 not out and Ian Mitchell contributing 46 to Charlton Kings 2nds’ three-wicket home defeat of Cricklade.

And in Division Six, Quedgeley & Hardwicke were eight-wicket home victors against Hatherley & Reddings 3rds, opener Ben Hopkins unbeaten on 74.

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