Week Six Gloucestershire County League round-up

ASTON Ingham are up to second in Division One of the AMS Gloucestershire County League after storming past Kingsholm by 141 runs, Anthony James bagging 5-33 from 7.3 overs.

That spell reduced Kingsholm to 103 all out after Jack Carpenter (54 not) and Angus Bartlett (54) had earlier lifted the home side’s challenge to 244-4.

Leaders Rockhampton made it five in a row with a six-wicket success away to Westbury-on-Severn, Matt Tyler (73 not) and opener Harry Collins (53) leading the charge.

Langford were 159-run home victors over fellow newcomers Lydney thanks to two outstanding individual displays.

Opener Harry Stevens crashed 154 off 116 (15 fours, seven sixes) in a challenge of 281-5 before Jack Romanek’s burst of 5-30 from nine wrapped up a third win of the summer for the village side.

Fairford ended their search for a first Division Two win of the summer in style, holding firm for a last over one-wicket triumph away to Frampton-on-Severn.

Nathan Hudd’s 59 helped Frampton reach 197-7 before Fairford scrambled their way to the spoils,  opener Craig Muir top scoring on 59.

Leaders Thornbury 2nds romped to a six-wicket win away to neighbours Rockhampton 2nds, Ed Webb unbeaten on 72, and Sam Aston’s run-a-ball 105 put Redmarley on course for a 72-run home success over Cheltenham 2nds.

Division Three pacesetters Tetbury breezed past Dymock by 106 runs, Jacob Flowers and Mike Baverstock both claiming 4-26.

But Cricklade dropped a place to third following a two-run home reverse in a rain-affected clash against Cinderford St John whose top scorer was Balasingam Sivathas (61).

Callum Mealing’s return of 5-25 helped Chipping Sodbury to a 40-run Division Four victory at Corse & Staunton after Adam Febry had earlier struck 74.

Division Five leaders Quedgeley & Hardwicke marched on with an eight-wicket win away to struggling Oldlands, Connor Millin capturing 5-39.

Unbeaten Division Six leaders Down Hatherley saw off Tormarton by eight wickets, Dan Yeates claiming 3-17 from five, while at the other end of the table Haresfield Gladiators came within 11 runs of a first win as they came up just short away to Gloucester 2nds.

It was another good day, meanwhile, for unbeaten Division Seven leaders King’s Stanley who needed less than 17 overs to chase down a target of 174 at home to Hatherley & Reddings 3rds.

Kunal Fatarpenkar finished with fine figures of 5-5 from four for Lechlade who overcame Langford 2nds by 63 runs.

And Stone moved off the bottom, bowling out Aston Ingham 2nds for 78 and a 42-run success, James Thomas finishing with 3-18 from eight.

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