Week Two Gloucestershire County League round-up

AKSHAY  Sreenivasan’s burst of 5-16 from eight helped Frampton-on-Severn trump Fairford by 83 runs and make it two from two in Division Three of the AMS Gloucestershire County League.

Frampton, who won the toss on the road, battled their way to 154-9, Fraser Wilson’s unbeaten 57 proving crucial as Jon Welch claimed 3-8 from eight.

But Fairford also struggled with the bat as Sreenivasan turned the screw, Dan Huxstep weighing in with 2-8 from five.

Three other sides in this division are also unbeaten at this early stage, including promoted Dumbleton 2nds who crushed Dymock by 257 runs, Matt Nicholson top scoring on 94 from 50 (seven fours, eight sixes) and Tom Green taking 6-10 from six.

Promoted Thornbury 2nds, meanwhile, coasted to a 173-run triumph in Division One over Westbury-on-Severn with Ruben Pieterse (101 from 53) and opener Ed Webb (98 from 18) dominating proceedings.

Early pacesetters are Hawkesbury Upton who made it two from two with a low scoring 22-run triumph at Chipping Campden, Matt Beamish (4-21) and Ben Waldron (3-33) coming up trumps.

In Division Four, Joe Winder’s spell of 5-46 from eight helped pave the way for Bourton Vale 2nds to edge Ashleworth Woodpeckers by five wickets, and there was another win for leaders Cranham who saw off Frocester 3rds by seven wickets, Alex Pockett unbeaten on 61.

Benet Sathyadass’ spell of 5-28 put Kingsholm 2nds on course for a six-wicket success at Sheepscombe in Division Five while there was a tie between Cirencester 2nds and Parkend.

Ciren, who lost the toss, reached 156-8, opener Brett Logan hitting 50 before Parkend were then restricted to a reply of 156-6, Charlie Lamble coming on to bowl the last over and concede only five runs – including a dot ball final delivery.

In Division Six, Ankit Nautiyal top scored on 90 for Birdlip & Brimpsfield who dominated Apperley 2nds by 125 runs, Trevor Holder following up with a return of 4-7 from five.

And in Division Seven, opener Mark Robbins’ 94 proved to be in vain for Oakridge who came up 10 runs short at home to Painswick 2nds for whom Magnus Hall had earlier walloped an unbeaten 50 from 35.

Simon Baverstock’s haul of 4-16 from five, meanwhile, put Tetbury 2nds on track for an eight-wicket success at home to Ruardean Hill, Ciaran Taylor then contributing an unbeaten 57 at the top of the order.

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