Week Six WEPL review

OPENER Lesego Senokwane thumped 160 and there was a fine all-round performance from captain Tom Hage as Hatherley & Reddings finally secured their first win of the campaign, downing fellow strugglers Warminster by 59 runs in WEPL Premier Two Glos/Wilts.

South African Senokwane and Hage put on 228 for the second wicket before Hage departed for 116 off 108 (16 fours, three sixes).

Senokwane went on to crash 19 fours and five sixes off 134 balls to help propel his side to 350-3. And Hage followed up with a return of 3-42 in a welcome victory for his side.

New captain Will Naish top scored on 96 as Frocester breezed past local rivals Stroud by nine wickets to move up to second while Marshfield remain top despite a 35-run setback at Burbage & Easton Royal.

Bertie Wyatt (4-62) and captain Tim Dannatt (83) shone as newcomers Corse & Staunton overcame Cheltenham by seven wickets.

Premier One high-flyers Bedminster saw off Taunton St Andrews by 21 runs but Thornbury folded to a 115-run reverse at Bath despite 98 from Chris Matthews.

Bristol made it six from six at the top of Premier Two Bristol/Somerset with a nine-wicket thumping of Winterbourne, spinner Louie Shaw taking five wickets for the second week in a row.

Bishopston completed their fourth successive win, seeing off Shapwick & Polden by seven wickets, Max Harsham hitting 73 and Alex Packer 51.

Downend were five-wicket victors at Frome but Golden Hill succumbed by four wickets at Midsomer Norton.

Knowle stretched their 100 per cent record in the Bristol & North Somerset division to six outings with a seven-wicket home victory over OB Westbury, skipper Ollie Haynes claiming 4-35.

Twyford House dispatched previously unbeaten Congresbury by 140 runs, Richard Trotman (111) and Alec Bosomworth (84) shining before Vinoth Krishnasamy bagged 5-27.

Brislington overwhelmed Bristol 2nds by ten wickets, Milo Ayres and Parag Khanapurkar taking four wickets apiece while Keynsham defeated Bradley Stoke by 102 runs and Bath 2nds edged their Bedminster counterparts by 128 runs.

The last pair of Sam Winton (58) and Stuart Wilshaw (25) put on 51 to see Gloucester to a thrilling one-wicket home success against Rockhampton in the Gloucester division.

And Dumbleton also squeezed in by one wicket, at Cirencester, Will Sharp taking 4-12 and Aaron Tomson top scoring on 52.

Charlton Kings romped in by eight wickets at Apperley, Ben Johns (4-28 from ten) and opener Charlie Watkins (96 not) taking centre stage while leaders Painswick made it six from six with a five-wicket home victory over Frocester 2nds and Bourton Vale trumped Tewkesbury by 12 runs, Ryan Hill helping spark a collapse from 86-3 to 139 all out with a burst of 3-25.

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