Week Nine Bristol & District League round-up

MARTIN Millard moved through the 750-run mark for the season with his fourth century, hammering 120 off 111 balls for Dyrham & Hinton who went on to win by 92 runs away to Stanton Drew in Division Seven of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

The opener cracked 18 fours and three sixes as his side reached 256-7. And Dyrham then restricted the home side to a reply of 164, Richard Greenwood finishing with 3-39 from eight.

The result ensures unbeaten Dyrham remain in pole position.

One of the knocks of the day came in Division Eight where Umair Javed hit an unbeaten 157 off 110 (20 fours, four sixes) for Churchways in a 132-run success at Hambrook 2nds.

Another centurion was Shahzad Ahmad who reached 116 not out from 85 (11 fours, five sixes) for Bradley Stoke who defeated Hanham by 50 runs in the Senior Division.

Ben Rivers followed up with a return of 3-37, taking his wicket total for the first half of the summer to 29 – eight more than his closest rival.

The result means Bradley Stoke stay second, behind OB Westbury who trumped Timsbury by eight wickets, Russ Baker digging in for an unbeaten 45 from 72.

Aaron Jones produced a superb effort with the ball for Coalpit Heath, taking 6-45, at home to Stapleton who reached 301-9 before easing to a 194-run win.

Opener Babar Pervaiz blasted 110 off 77 (14 fours, three sixes) while there were also half centuries from skipper Alfie Lewis and Chris Phillips before George McEndoo took charge with figures of 5-13.

Nathan Funnell finished with 6-18 from six for Golden Hill 7ths in an 86-run victory away to Hampset 3rds in Division 15.

And in Division 14, James Phillips took 6-26 for Frenchay 4ths who went down to a 75-run defeat away to their counterparts at Chipping Sodbury for whom Reece Packer plundered 140.

Tristyn Roets helped dismiss Bitton 2nds for just 45, taking 5-8, ahead of Bradley Stoke 3rds cruising to a nine-wicket win in Division Nine.

Madhi Saleem smashed an unbeaten 64 from only 27 for Downend 2nds in Division One, helping set up a 58-run home victory against their Knowle rivals, Will Duggan (4-36) and Phil Jackson (3-38) making inroads with the ball.

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