Week Three Bristol & District League review

OPENER Malik Haroon cracked 103 and Urfan Malik finished with fine figures of 7-12 as Bristol Pakistanis dispatched Claverham by 276 runs in the Senior Division of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

Haroon and Jawad Khan (69) helped take Bristol Pakistanis to an imposing 314-9 after winning the toss ahead of Claverham faltering to 38 in reply, the visitors having no response to the accuracy of Malik and Muhammad Sajjad (4-26).

Next up for Bristol Pakistanis is a visit to Winterbourne who emerged six-wicket winners at Hanham who were dismissed for 90.

Frenchay, bidding for an instant return to WEPL, hit top spot with a 178-run win at Cleeve.

Mike Donaldson (90), Tom Bibby (49) and Akeel Yousaf (48 not) led the way in a challenge of 262-3 before Eddie Williams (3-29) then led Frenchay’s attack with the ball.

Coalpit Heath also made it three from three with a six-wicket victory away to Downend 2nds which owed plenty to Mike Perham (78) and John Donaldson (63 not).

In Division Two, opener Shawn Bennett’s unbeaten 105 helped pave the way for Bristol West Indian Phoenix 2nds clinch an eight-wicket win away to Bishopston 2nds.

Opener Martin Worndl thumped 126 off 95 (11 fours, six sixes) for Bristol 4ths who chased down a target of 235 against Backwell Flax Bourton 2nds for the loss of only one wicket in Division Eight West.

Manoj Varghese found a testing line and length for Bristol New Eleven 2nds, claiming 5-9 from 7.3 who rushed out Old Park for 63 ahead of racing to a ten wicket success in Division Nine East.

It was tighter at Page Park where Hambrook 3rds held off Alveston 2nds by eight runs, Luke Smart the match winner with a spell of 5-10 from 7.3 overs.

There were two memorable displays for Knowle 3rds in a 120-run home defeat of Taveners in Division Seven East.

Sam Milkins dominated Knowle’s challenge of 207-9 with an innings of 111 (11 fours, four sixes) before Matt Daggett struck with a return of 5-12 from eight to wrap up a comfortable victory.

Long Ashton, who started the day top of Division Four, slipped up by 11 runs away to Barrow Gurney, Nick Heal producing a crucial spell of 3-25 from five.

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