Week Five Bristol & District League review

MARTIN Millard smashed his third century in four weeks for Dyrham & Hinton who eased to a 291-run win away to Almondsbury 2nds in Division Seven of the Martin Berrill Bristol & District League.

The opener followed up innings of 122 against Bristol Eagles and 160 against Claverham 2nds with 113 off only 66 balls (24 fours) to ensure Dyrham had a flying start at Almondsbury.

Millard was dismissed with the total on 199 ahead of Dominic Ferguson cracking 100 (85 balls) before retiring while Rob Watkin walloped 92 from 63 as their side piled up 383-3 after winning the toss.

Almondsbury, in reply, were shot out for 92, Andy Lewis finishing with 5-6 from 3.5 overs, as Dyrham stretched their unbeaten record to remain top of the table after five rounds.

Shan Thomas took 6-14 from five overs as Hampset 2nds were restricted to 232-9 by Bristol New Eleven who finished five runs short despite the efforts of Eby Sebastian (68).

Opener Gordon Leeks of Stoke Bishop hammered 174 off only 111 (24 fours, six sixes) to pave the way for a 159-run home win over Stapleton 3rds in Division Ten.

Udeepa Munasinghe’s unbeaten 129 off 107 (20 fours, two sixes) put Bristol Lions on the way to a 29-run win against Bath 4ths in Division Five.

And in Division Six, Patchway opener Chris Hull batted all 40 overs for an unbeaten 127, helping set up a 61-run home victory against Knowle 3rds.

Ben Rivers maintained his remarkable start to the season with the ball by bagging 5-17 for Bradley Stoke who edged Clevedon 2nds by two wickets in the Senior Division.

It was a third five-for in four weeks for Rivers who previously took 5-13 against Timsbury, 4-73 against Claverham and 5-18 last week against Coalpit Heath.

His efforts helped bowl out Clevedon for 153 before Bradley Stoke clinched the win to go top, opener Alfie Bradley (55) and Owen Onslow (35) top scoring.

Bristol Pakistanis, in pole position at the start of the day, slipped to an eight-wicket home defeat against OB Westbury.

Hanham are up to fourth following a three-wicket home success against Stapleton, Tim Bromfield top scoring on 46, while Pak Bristolians made it two in a row with a five-wicket home defeat of Coalpit Heath, captain Subhan Razaq unbeaten on 48.

Golden Hill 2nds, the leaders of Division Two, romped past their Bristol West Indian Phoenix counterparts by 69 runs, Romesh Tenuwera retiring on 118.

And 57 from Will Thomas helped high-flying Bohemians dispatch Midsomer Norton 2nds by five wickets.

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