TIM Chancellor claimed an all-bowled hat-trick in the final over of the game to ensure a 16-run victory for Hawkesbury Upton away to Apperley in Division One of the AMS Gloucestershire County League.
Chancellor finished with fine figures of 5-27 from 8.3 overs to help dismiss the home side for 192 after Jay Westwood had earlier top scored on 90 for Hawkesbury who were one of three sides to make it two from two after the opening weekend was washed out.
Promoted Langford owed much to Jeremy Kirby (77) and James West (68) in a total of 204-9 away to Chipping Campden ahead of Ollie Perks (4-23) and Jack Romanek (3-36) nailing down a 74-run success for their second successive win.
And also going well at this early stage are Rockhampton who dispatched Poulton by 117 runs after Matt Tyler (93), Harry Collins (76) and Rowan Cartlidge (54 not) shone with the bat.
Opener Alex Riggs crashed 143 off only 118 (16 fours, six sixes) for Thornbury 2nds who piled up 325-7 away to Shurdington to pave the way for a 124-run success, Simon Weeks and Sam Summerfield also composing half centuries.
Captain Jack Cowles led from the front with 108 at the top of the innings for Newent, dominating his side’s total of 190-9 at home to Redmarley and laying the platform for a 68-run success, Rich Henry following up with a terrific spell of 4-9 from nine.
Giles Wellman was another opener to impress with 103 for Great Rissington who chased down a target of 228 for a seven-wicket home defeat of Frampton-on-Severn.
Shockat Veshmia’s return of 5-43 from eight helped Gloucester AIW close out a 48-run home win against Tetbury in Division Three, Uzair Salehbhai earlier digging in for an important unbeaten 50 off 88 while Abraar Fadra cracked an unbeaten 49 from 34.
Ted Batchelor’s burst of 5-7 from 5.5 put Dumbleton 2nds on course for a nine-wicket home defeat of their Stroud counterparts in Division Four where Damien Bouwer smashed 103 off just 64 (14 fours, four sixes) for Chipping Sodbury 2nds who saw off Cranham by 143 runs.
Raife Hackett’s unbeaten 104 proved to be in vain for Cirencester 2nds who lost by 34 runs in Division Five at Minchinhampton whose top scorers were Russell Bryan (62) and James Grant (49).
And Tom Rutter’s burst of 4-12 from eight overs was the highlight of Poulton 2nds wrapping up a 78-run home win in Division Seven over their Cam counterparts.
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