Week 6 Gloucestershire County League round-up

ARVIND Kumar Singh hit 54 and followed up with a return of 5-14 for promoted Arcadian Nine Elms who made it six from six with a 151-run win at Tormarton in Division Seven of the AMS Gloucestershire County League.

Captain Murali Ramachandran top scored with 63 in Nine Elms’ challenge of 280-8 before Tormarton ended well behind.

Dave Leith had figures of 5-8 from 5.3 for Chalford who still came up seven runs short at home to Oaksey for whom Phil Cassrels captured 3-11 from eight. And Gavin Clark’s haul of 5-27 paved the way for Painswick 2nds to trump St Philips North by six wickets.

Captain Pete Lavis batted all 40 overs to finish unbeaten on 107 (12 fours, four sixes) but still finished on the losing side in Division Six as Stone succumbed by 73 runs at promoted Parkend.

It was a second century of the summer for Lavis who has now scored 460 runs in six innings, at an average of 230.

Opener Steve Best was held five short of a hundred for Apperley 2nds who saw off Chedworth by 20 runs while Dan Fisher’s haul of 5-26 set up Upton St Leonards’ five-wicket victory at home to Gloucester 2nds.

James Tunnicliffe was in fine all-round form, thumping 83 off 68 and then taking 4-40 from seven as Thornbury 2nds ended a run of five straight defeats in Division One with a 149-run home thumping of high flying Kingsholm.

Skipper Jeremy Kirby’s unbeaten 103 off 93 (17 fours, one six) lifted Langford to third in Division Two on the back of a nine-wicket thumping of Cam who started the day in second place.

Paul Carter on his way to 58 for Newent against Cinderford St John, image courtesy Mark Elson of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review

And promoted Newent are up to second after dispatching Cinderford St John by 162 runs, opener Morgan Evans (84), Paul Carter (58) and Jack Cowles (56) enjoying the conditions.

Joel Price cracked his way to 109 off 75 (11 fours, four sixes) in Division Three for Hatherley & Reddings 2nds who defeated their Tewkesbury counterparts by 98 runs.

Western Storm’s Dani Gibson took 4-33 for Dumbleton 2nds who lost by two runs at home to Ullenwood Bharat for whom Jitesh Thammisetti top scored on 90 and then took 4-43 in a nerve-tingling finish.

And in Division Four, opener Ian Robson’s 126 put Corse & Staunton 2nds on course for a 93-run home triumph against bottom side Oldlands.

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