Week 4 WEPL review

GOLDEN Hill moved up a place to second thanks to a commanding ten-wicket home victory over Knowle in WEPL Bristol & North Somerset.

Cyrus Shafi (3-14) and Harry Thomas (2-17) shone as Golden Hill made the most of winning the toss to restrict their visitors to 106-7 in a 25-over encounter, brothers Joe (30) and George Brimble (25) sharing an unbroken stand of 53.

But a below-par total was easily within reach as Will Webster (53) and Daaryoush Ahmed (46) romped to the target in only the 13th over.

Next up for Golden Hill is a home date on Saturday against Twyford House who cruised past Brislington by nine wickets.

Seamer Alex Wilson (5-31) took the first five wickets to fall as Bris struggled to a total of only 121, Tabish Khan hitting 40, before Parikshith Shetty (77) and Alec Bosomworth (40) overcame the loss of an early wicket with an unbroken stand of 125.

Wet weather wiped out all five matches in the Gloucestershire division while only one game started in Premier Two Glos/Wilts with Goatacre triumphing by two runs at Corsham.

There was better news in Premier One where five results were possible.

Downend, though, succumbed by 89 runs at Clevedon while Bedminster lost by 37 runs at Lansdown despite left-arm spinner Max Tryfonos’ terrific figures of 5-17 from six.

Bath dropped a place to ninth following a 122-run home reverse against Chippenham, Bridgwater remain top courtesy of a 50-run home triumph against Taunton Deane, and champions Potterne were 53-run victors at Cheltenham for whom Stefan Hunt’s 4-16 was in vain.

In Premier Two Bristol & Somerset, Bishopston trumped Ilminster by 27 runs while Winterbourne came up 26 runs short at home to North Perrott despite the efforts of skipper George Ford (3-14) and Darren Vickery (3-26).

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