Week Six Bristol & District League round-up

ABDULLAH Taras was in inspired form for Pak Bristolians, finishing with 7-26 – the best figures so far this season in the Martin Berrill Bristol & District League – to help pave the way for a five-wicket Senior Division win away to Hanham.

Hanham had reached 66-2 after 24 overs when youth section product Taras joined the attack and proceeded to run through the card with his off spinners as Hanham were dismissed for only 103.

Pak Bristolians then eased to their target to make it three in a row and move up to sixth.

Old Bristolians Westbury are the new leaders after edging previous pacesetters Bradley Stoke by 29 runs, Vedanta Gadia top scoring on 104 off 99 (17 fours) before seamers Jonny Norman and George Willis took three wickets apiece.

Jay Notton’s haul of 5-5 from only 2.2 overs saw Winterbourne 2nds fold from 186-4 to 197 all out  and a 51-run reverse away to their Downend counterparts in Division One.

And Teddy Birkbeck finished with 6-26 from five overs in Division Four for Bristol 3rds who romped past Congresbury 2nds by 241 runs.

Earlier, opener Martin Worndl cracked 187 off just 124 (33 fours, two sixes) for Bristol who moved up to second.

Dan Evans bagged 5-12 for Frenchay 2nds who skittled St Mary Redcliffe for just 51 and a 188-run defeat after David Busby had earlier top scored on 83.

Opener Vineeth Raghavan thumped an unbeaten 166 from 117 (24 fours, four sixes) in Bristol New Eleven’s total of 265-8 away to Taveners in Division Seven.

Delmi Mathew’s burst of 3-20 from five then helped restrict Taveners to 159-7 in reply.

Aravind Sundar took 5-16 from eight for Bristol Eagles who rushed out Almondsbury 2nds for 94 ahead of completing a three-wicket triumph.

Division Two leaders Golden Hill 2nds bowled out Shirehampton for 79, Tom Field leading the way with figures of 5-21 from five, before romping in by nine wickets.

And Jacob Wardle’s return of 4-25 from eight helped Brislington 2nds reduce Bitton to 123 all out before completing a nine-wicket triumph, captain Rhys Grove unbeaten on 53.

In Division Three, Robin Cater’s unbeaten 45 saw Frampton Cotterell to a two-wicket win away to Failand & Portbury.

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