Week Seven Bristol & District League round-up

GORDON Leeks compiled his second century of the summer for leaders Stoke Bishop who trumped Backwell Flax Bourton 2nds by 60 runs in Division Ten of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

The opener cracked 127 off 103 (16 fours, five sixes) to help his side reach 260-8 after winning the toss and Backwell Flax were then restricted to a reply of 200-6, Ben Howe unbeaten on 79.

Leeks has now totalled 450 runs in four league outings this summer after scores of 78 and 73 in May, and 174 two weeks ago against Stapleton 3rds.

Shawn Bennett, meanwhile, was another batter to reach a second century this season with an unbeaten 138 for Bristol West Indian Phoenix 2nds who eased past Bitton by 100 runs in Division Two.

Bennett faced 117 balls and hit 22 fours to help his side pile up 275-5 before Bitton were pegged back by Rashard Robinson (4-24 from seven) and Ricardo Robinson (3-43).

Golden Hill 2nds stay top despite a six-run defeat away to their Brislington counterparts for whom Paul Southall took 4-20, helping spark a collapse from 91-2 to 122 all out.

Hambrook are up to second following a 36-run victory away to Shirehampton, Edin Ahmed top scoring on 40 and Krunal Visavadia claiming 4-15 from eight.

Senior Division leaders OB Westbury were 78-run winners away to Pak Bristolians, Vedanta Gadia hitting 53 and following up with 3-27 while there were also three wickets apiece for Russ Baker and Connor Crane.

Bradley Stoke, in second place, overcame Stapleton by 19 runs, Dan Laver smashing 105 off 115 (13 fours) and Ben Rivers continuing his superb start to the season with a haul of 4-39 that means he has now taken 24 wickets – seven more than his nearest rival.

Division One leaders Whitchurch were bowled out for 114 and a 135-run defeat against Knowle 2nds for whom Charlie Norwood (89) and Jai Kumar (4-20) both starred.

Whitchurch are now just one point ahead of Cleeve who trumped Hampset by six wickets, Glenn Lewin capturing 5-26.

Ben Stitfall produced one of the bowling displays of the day to finish with 6-42 from eight but it could not prevent Lodway from suffering a 24-run home reverse against Downend 2nds.

And in Division Five, Bristol Sri Lankans held off Bristol Lions by 31 runs, Benura Umanga claiming 4-46.

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