Week Eight West of England Premier League review

MATT Brown and Ed Goolden took four wickets apiece as Corse & Staunton made it two in a row with a five-wicket success away to Stroud in WEPL’s Gloucestershire division.

The home outfit faded to 157 all out after winning the toss, Brown (4-13 from ten) and Goolden (4-36 from nine) inflicting the damage before opener Jack Hutchings (71) and captain Tim Dannatt (46) got to work.

Leaders Tewkesbury’s 100 per cent record was dented with a 64-run home setback against Chipping Sodbury, 15-year-old Henry Rendell compiling his first senior half century.

Second-placed Gloucester closed the gap with a 22-run home success over Langford, Jack Cowles, Tom Collinson and Ben Johnston all passing 50.

Frocester 2nds held their nerve for a five-run home win over Charlton Kings, Dan Cave finishing with 3-24 from ten. And Rockhampton trumped Bourton Vale by 54 runs, Jared Bone top scoring on 81 while Liam Webb’s burst of 6-43 proved to be in vain.

Thornbury made it eight from eight at the top of Premier Two Glos/Wilts, dispatching Chippenham by nine wickets while Painswick are up to second following a 16-run triumph away to Dumbleton.

Luke Woolway’s unbeaten 119 from only 77 (seven fours, ten sixes) propelled Painswick to an imposing 314-6 before Dumbleton came up short despite Tommy Boorman’s 83.

Cheltenham emerged three-wicket winners in their home derby against Hatherley & Reddings, Nick Evans top scoring on 74 as the points were banked with three balls to spare.

In Premier One, Bristol went down by five wickets away to Bedminster, Bishopston suffered a 125-run home reverse against champions Bath while bottom side Frocester lost by 76 runs at Lansdown.

Downend, the Premier Two Bristol/Somerset leaders, showed plenty of character to complete a one-wicket home triumph over Congresbury after being set a target of 315.

Jordan Garrett’s 98 kept Downend in the chase before Matt Jackson, at ten, produced a superlative unbeaten 50 from only 30 (seven fours, two sixes) to wrap up the points after earlier bagging 3-45 from ten.

Third placed Golden Hill saw off Keynsham by 25 runs, Cyrus Shafi and Lesego Senokwane both taking three wickets.

Knowle’s 100 per cent record at the top of Bristol & North Somerset was broken by closest rivals OB Westbury who recorded a four-wicket home victory.

Bristol West Indian Phoenix dispatched Brislington by ten wickets after being set 135 for victory, Neiland Cadogan setting the tone with figures of 5-35 from ten overs.

Stapleton slipped up by seven wickets away to Bath 2nds, Bedminster 2nds were three-wicket victors away to their Bristol counterparts and Bradley Stoke sealed a last over one-wicket triumph away to Twyford House.

Mark Fowler top scored on exactly 100 for Twyford, captain Dan Laver claiming 5-37, before opener Shahzad Ahmad (59) and Hashir Farouk (45) took Stoke close ahead of Marcus Thatcher striking the winning boundary.

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