Week Four Bristol & District League round-up

BROTHERS George and Lewis Ford teamed up in style to bowl Winterbourne to a commanding 204-run home win over Bristol Pakistanis in the Senior Division of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

The visitors, needing 288 to make it three in a row, were immediately on the back foot as Chris Shine struck to dismiss both openers.

And it was then the turn of the Ford brothers to hit top gear, Lewis taking 3-32 from seven while older brother George ran through the tail to finish with 4-12 from just 3.4 overs.

Earlier, opener Chris Kay (77) and Zac Hamid (42 not) top scored for relegated Winterbourne who moved up to fourth.

Frenchay, also bidding for an immediate return to WEPL, made it four from four to remain in pole position, rushing past Whitchurch by eight wickets.

Eddie Williams (3-28) led the way as Whitchurch slipped to 180-8 before former skipper Mike Donaldson (88 not) dominated the reply.

Coalpit Heath also extended their 100 per cent run with a 17-run home triumph over promoted Cleeve.

Extras were top scorers on 42 as Heath battled their way to a total of 147, but it proved to be enough as the visitors buckled from 124-5 to 130 all out, Tom Williams capturing 4-15.

Shirehampton, the Division Two pacesetters, made it from four with a 69-run home triumph against Old Down.

Nathan Brown was dismissed for 94 in Shire’s total of 238-9 before Lewis Palmer (5-27 from eight) struck to leave Old Down well short.

Opener David Yates produced one of the innings of the day in Division Seven West, smashing 130 off 117 (19 fours) for OB Westbury 3rds who eased past Claverham 2nds by 100 runs.

Jack Scriven cracked 121 from 89 (10 fours, seven sixes) for Bradley Stoke 4ths who defeated Old Down 2nds by two wickets with three balls to spare in Division Eight North.

And in Division Three, Muhammad Ramzan shone in Bitton’s three-wicket triumph away to Bristol 3rds, finishing unbeaten on 112 from 83 (10 fours, nine sixes).

Tom Woodworth (6-8 from 7.1) and opener Callum Middleton (104 not) starred for Golden Hill 6ths in a 151-run thumping of Nailsea 2nds in Division Nine West.

Vinay Shivaramu’s spell of 6-19 from eight put newcomers Bristol Mavericks on course for a 185-run win at home to Hampset 3rds in Division Nine East.

And Lee Davis finished with 6-24 from seven for Bedminster 5ths who completed a 75-run success away to neighbours Backwell Flax Bourton 2nds in Division Eight West.

Nick Sealy was another bowler to shine, claiming 6-18 from only six over to pave the way for Bishopston 4ths to romp past their Winterbourne counterparts in Division Eight North.

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