Week Five Gloucestershire County League review

CENTURIONS Chris Job and Tom Wand shared a third wicket stand of 268 for Tetbury who romped past Newent by 324 runs to remain second in Division Two of the AMS Gloucestershire County League.

Job was eventually stumped for 136 after facing 101 balls (16 fours, two sixes) while Wand perished for 130 from only 79 (ten fours, eight sixes) as their side piled up a mighty 376-4 from their 45 after losing the toss.

The home side, in reply, then faded to 52 all out, James Job leading the charge with a return of 5-10 from nine while Phil Cook bagged 3-29 from six before Jacob Flowers ended the innings with two wickets in his first three balls to finish with 2-0.

Leaders Cheltenham 2nds, meanwhile, saw off Apperley by 54 runs, Ben Pegler top scoring on 86 and Pravar Timmaraju taking 3-18.

Division One pacesetters Hawkesbury Upton slipped up for the first time, going down by 48 runs at home to Lydney and are now only two points clear of Thornbury 2nds who dispatched Great Rissington by nine wickets, Anir Sanat (4-13) and Harry Blackwell (3-23) inflicting the damage.

There was a first win in Division Three for Cinderford St John, Dan Kibble finishing with 5-22 from eight in a five-wicket success away at Dymock.

Leaders Dumbleton 2nds trumped Hatherley & Reddings 2nds by 37 runs, Finn Brabham and Lewis Rollinson both taking three wickets.

Openers Andy Philips (93) and Greg Shepherd (74) paved the way for Bourton Vale 2nds to dispatch their Corse & Staunton counterparts by 175 runs in Division Four, Danny Way following up with fine figures of 5-13 from eight.

And Jack Weaver’s return of 5-38 proved to be in vain as Stroud 2nds went down by 39 runs away to Churchdown.

Whitminster made it five from five in Division Five, completing a 62-run victory away to Lydney 2nds with Jake Clack capturing 4-25 from eight.

Arcadian Nine Elms had to work hard to extend their 100 per cent record in Division Six, overcoming Tormarton by three wickets, while at the other end of the table there was a first win for Oldlands who trumped Birdlip & Brimpsfield by 50 runs.

Ranjit Singh produced one of the spells of the day to claim 6-24 from eight for Upton St Leonards but it could not prevent a four wicket setback away to Langford 2nds.

And in Division Seven, Dan Sampson’s burst of 5-10 from five ensured a 114-run home triumph for Lechlade over Oaksey.

Haresfield Gladiators remain bottom despite securing their first win of the campaign, Ali Smith and Astie Bolton both claiming four wickets to help set up a nine-wicket pounding of Painswick 2nds, Steve Jones following up with an unbeaten 58 and Ali Smith hitting 54.

Image courtesy Mike Starling

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