Week Eight Bristol & District League round-up

CENTURIONS Nathan Brown and Dan Conway were in record-breaking form for Shirehampton who breezed past neighbours Twyford House 2nds by 152 runs in Division Two of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

Home side Shire were on the back foot at 14-2 before Brown (118 not, 16 fours) and Conway (105) shared a club record third wicket stand of 247, breaking the previous best set 28 years ago.

Their efforts took their side to an imposing 262-3 ahead of Twyford wilting to a reply of 110, Will Weston, Aiden Kee and Brad Spooner taking three wickets apiece.

It was a good day too for pacesetters Bristol West Indian Phoenix 2nds who emerged three-wicket victors at Knowle 2nds, Shawn Bennett top scoring on 73.

Senior Division leaders Frenchay extended their 100 per cent run to eight matches with a 64-run victory away to Hanham.

Half centuries from skipper Eddie Williams and Tyrone Isitt helped Frenchay rally from 15-4 to 197 all out, Rob Knight claiming 5-32 from nine.

And it was then the turn of spinner Alex Stell (4-21 from nine) to make an impression in a comfortable win.

Second placed Pak Bristolians overcame Coalpit Heath by 38 runs, Abdullah Tabraiz taking 5-20 from six overs, while Winterbourne kept the pressure on with a 135-run home defeat of Claverham, skipper Ben Parker clobbering 76 while there were also three wickets apiece for Corey Kislingbury and Aaron Blake.

Pak Bristolians 2nds remain unbeaten at the top of Division Seven East following a 135-run victory away to Saltford which featured 144 from Suleman Butt – the opener faced just 87 balls, smashing 17 fours and four sixes.

In Division Seven West, leaders Stoke Bishop made it eight from eight with a six wicket home success against Portishead who were restricted to 135-9.

Dan Clarke (4-34 from eight) was the pick of the attack ahead of Louis Berrow leading the charge to the points with an unbeaten 79.

Carsons Mangotsfield 4ths suffered a first reverse  of the summer in Division 30, going down by 49 runs away to Blagdon 2nds.

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