Week Four Gloucestershire County League review

TOM Horrell and Sam Price turned in outstanding performances as Tetbury romped past Woodpeckers by 121 runs in Division Three of the AMS Gloucestershire County League.

Opener Horrell top scored on 105 from 113 (17 fours) as Tetbury reached 258-5 after losing the toss.

And Price followed up with one of the bowling displays of the day, capturing 7-15 from eight, as Woodpeckers were pegged back to 137-9.

It was much tighter at Cinderford St John who held off Gloucester AIW by three runs, Craig Roberts taking 3-35 while there were two crucial late strikes for Simon Gwynne.

Ruben Pieterse was in fine form with bat and ball, dominating Rockhampton’s total of 173 and inspiring a recovery from 26-4 with 105 off only 65 (14 fours, four sixes) ahead of following up with 4-6 from four in a 106-run Division One triumph at Langford.

Westbury-on-Severn notched their first win – and inflicted a first defeat on high-flying Hawkesbury Upton – by chasing down a target of 254 with an over and five wickets in hand.

Opener Alex Wyman (76) and Dan Jarvis (55) top scored after Dan Hockaday had earlier taken 6-61.

And Jon Kear’s unbeaten 90 saw Lydney to a six-wicket success at home to Apperley.

Chipping Sodbury 2nds folded from 108-2 to 148 all out and a 34-run reverse away to their Stroud counterparts in Division Four, Matt Petherick unbeaten on 39 and taking 3-13.

Raife Hackett’s unbeaten 79 saw Cirencester 2nds to an eight-wicket home defeat of Oldlands in Division Five while Jamie Lait (75) and Joe Hobbins (70) paved the way for Sheepscombe to dispatch Birdlip & Brimpsfield by 98 runs.

Whitminster scrambled a one-wicket home win against Quedgeley & Hardwicke with just three balls to spare, Pars Ghadiali top scoring on 55.

In Division Six, Arcadians Nine Elms held on for a five-run triumph away to Haresfield Gladiators, captain Murali Ramachandran top scoring on 55.

And it was just as tight at Oaksey where Apperley 2nds were one-wicket winners, Ed Burrows taking 4-11 and Steve Best striking 54 at the top of the order.

Opener Jack McCracken’s 100 was the highlight of Eldersfield’s 73-run home defeat of Painswick 2nds in Division Seven where Dan Sampson’s burst of 5-20 pointed Lechlade towards an eight-wicket victory at home to Stone.

Image courtesy Mike Starling

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