Week 8 Bristol & District round-up

GAGAN Singh hammered his third century in four innings for Bristol New Eleven who went on to overcome Bohemians 2nds by 144 runs in Division Nine of the Martin Berrill Bristol & District League.

Fresh from scoring 146 the previous weekend, and an unbeaten 222 two weeks before that, Singh was this time out for 104 off only 58 balls (13 fours, six sixes) as his side reached 280-6 from their 40.

Eby Sebastian also contributed an unbeaten 52 before Bohs were restricted to 136-8, Richard Jones hitting 64 not out with Delmi Mathew finishing with 3-16 from seven.

The result moves Bristol New Eleven up to third, just three points behind Clevedon 3rds and 15 away from leaders Golden Hill 3rds who cruised past Portishead 2nds by 10 wickets.

Senior Division leaders Bedminster 2nds chased down a target of 273 with an over to spare, defeating Pak Bristolians by seven wickets.

Openers Babar Parvaiz (121) and skipper Shazil Mustafa (50) gave Pak Bristolians a strong start before three wickets apiece from veterans James Carter and Mark Coombes brought Bedminster back into the game.

An unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 192 between Bailey Peacock (90) and Chris McCormack (89) then wrapped up the spoils.

Frenchay are up to second courtesy of an 87-run victory at Shirehampton where Chare Smith (3-27), Ben Helps (2-17), Alex Stell (2-20) and Tom Bibby (2-5) all made their presence felt.

Winterbourne 2nds stay top of Division One after a six-wicket victory away to Bristol Pakistanis, Ahmed Tabraiz capturing 4-12 from six and Jon Oakes smashing an unbeaten 53.

Hanham are now second after a 100-run home win against fellow high-flyers Bath 3rds, and Knowle 2nds maintained their good form with a 94-run win away to Chew Magna, opener Jake Luffman unbeaten on 118.

In Division Two, Almondsbury wrapped up a 42-run trumping of promotion rivals Lansdown 2nds, Sam Robertson and Dan Dunt both compiling half centuries.

And in Division Three, there was a tie between Failand & Portbury and St Mary Redcliffe who were locked on 176 runs.

Hanham 2nds completed a 177-run success away to Bath 4ths in Division Five. Neil Paget (99 not) and opener James Davis (94) lifted the visitors to 251-4 ahead of George Stone (5-18 from eight) finding form.

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