Week 7 Gloucestershire County League review

CAPTAIN Andy Green finished with remarkable figures of 6-0 from 4.5 overs for Redmarley who swept aside Hatherley & Reddings 2nds by ten wickets in Division Two of the Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League.

Hatherley had progressed to 24 without loss before slipping to 30-3 when Andy brought himself on to bowl and took centre stage in sensational style.

The 38-year-old claimed wickets with the second, fourth and fifth balls of his first over, Kevin Trouw playing his part with two sharp catches at slip, and then bagged another wicket with the second delivery of his second over, at which point he had 4-0 from eight balls!

Two more maidens followed before he captured wickets five and six off consecutive balls in his fifth over as Hatherley were dismissed for 31, James Holland’s 4-14 from eight almost going unnoticed!

Holland and Sam Aston then needed only 7.1 overs to complete a memorable first win of the campaign for Redmarley.

Leaders Chipping Campden trumped Shurdington by seven wickets, Sam Nicholls claiming 4-34, and Hawkesbury Upton remain second following a four-wicket success at Great Rissington.

Charlton Kings are the new leaders of Division One after romping to a superb ten-wicket victory away to Lydney.

Jordan Stone (47) top scored in the home side’s 189, Benny Ellis (3-36) leading the bowling attack, before Dave Waters and Ali Parker made light work of the chase.

Waters’ 113 off 104 featured 19 fours and a six while Parker finished on 61.

Tewkesbury remain second following their seven-wicket home dispatching of bottom side Aston Ingham, Will New and Brendon Coates taking three wickets apiece.

James Larner produced a fine bowling display for Chedworth, finishing with figures of 5-21 from eight, but could not inspire his side to victory as they finished nine runs short away to Kingsholm 2nds in Division Six.

And in Division Four, James Brown was feeling good after his spell of 5-29 helped lay the foundations for Corse & Staunton 2nds to overcome their Dumbleton counterparts by six wickets with more than nine overs to spare.

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