Week Three AMS Gloucestershire County League round-up

DOM Jones hammered an unbeaten 172 as Churchdown went on to thump Ashleworth Woodpeckers by 235 runs to seal their first win of the summer in Division Four of the AMS Gloucestershire County League.

The opener faced 125 balls, cracking 19 fours and eight sixes, to power his side to an imposing 324-3 after losing the toss.

And the visitors then folded to just 89 in reply, Paul Fredericks claiming 4-21 from eight.

It was much tighter at Woodmancote who eeked out a tense three-wicket home success against Corse & Staunton 2nds who were dismissed for 74 after winning the toss.

Jack Isher (4-6 from 5.4) was the chief destroyer for Woiodmancote who, in reply, were on the back foot at 14-3 and 47-6 before Huw Dimond dug in with a valuable unbeaten 21 to get the job done.

Hawkesbury Upton continued their flying start with a 137-run triumph over Cheltenham Civil Service to make it three from three and go clear at the top of Division One.

Captain George Bailey’s 90 and 70 from Fred Bennett dominated the home side’s challenge of 263-5 before Mike Colborn struck with 3-18 from four.

Captain James Newman led from the front with 102 for Poulton who broke their duck in Division Two with an 18-run victory away to Apperley while skipper Craig Stow’s 90 was the highlight of Redmarley’s 93-run success at Newent.

Ted Batchelor hammered an unbeaten 144 off 115 (12 fours, seven sixes) for Dumbleton 2nds who rushed past Cinderford St John by 140 runs in Division Three where Akshay Sreenivasan continued his good form with figures of 4-6 from 5.4 in Frampton-on-Severn’s 191-run triumph over Cricklade.

In Division Five, Joe Hobbins finished with 5-25 from eight for Sheepscombe who overcame Minchinhampton by six wickets.

And in Division Six, Abhishekh Chidambaran’s burst of 4-8 from only 14 balls put Gloucester 2nds on course for a ten-wicket home defeat of Tormarton.

Unbeaten Tetbury 2nds marched on in Division Seven with a 78-run success at Oakridge, Jamie Ponting (5-10) and Glenn Freeman (4-150 taking charge.

And Matt Denney’s burst of 5-10 was the highlight of Oaksey’s first win of the campaign, an eight-wicket home success against Haresfield Gladiators who were skittled for just 64.

Image courtesy Mike Starling

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