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Keeping it in the family: a memorable day for Painswick

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JACOB Moore completed the first century of his career while playing alongside father Ollie who was also celebrating his 50th birthday on a memorable day for Painswick 2nds in the AMS Gloucestershire County League.

Painswick’s side for their home Division Seven clash against Ruardean Hill also featured three other father-sibling pairings … Rob and Emily Austen, Andy and Chloe Barnard plus Gareth and Freddie Hall.

And this happy family day had a perfect ending with Painswick emerging 32-run victors, Jacob top scoring on 109 while Nick Marment weighed in with figures of 3-30.

Leaders Cam 2nds suffered a first reverse of the campaign, succumbing by three runs at home to Hatherley & Reddings 3rds.

Thornbury 2nds, top of Division One at the start of the day, went down by eight wickets away to Hawkesbury Upton for whom captain George Bailey hit a second successive century.

And that result enabled Aston Ingham to grab pole position courtesy of a 91-run home victory against Westbury-on-Severn, Anthony James continuing his impressive form with 121 and Oli Dennis claiming 4-44 from nine.

At the other end of the table, Cirencester are off the bottom after ending a run of seven successive defeats with a four-wicket home triumph over fellow strugglers Great Rissington.

Division Two high-flyers Tetbury were 37-run home winners over Apperley, James Meacham top scoring on 61 and following up with a return of 2-23 from six.

But Cheltenham 2nds, who started the day with the same number of points as the leaders, lost by 27 runs at Redmarley.

Jitesh Thammisetti plundered an unbeaten 105 from 83 (17 fours) for Ullenwood Bharat who trumped Cinderford St John by 78 runs in Division Three while leaders Dumbleton 2nds marched on with a 48-run success at Frampton-on-Severn.

Quedgeley & Hardwicke are the new leaders of Division Four after overcoming previous leaders Bourton Vale 2nds by seven wickets.

There was also a change at the top of Division Five with Kingsholm 2nds now occupying top spot following an eight-wicket home victory over previously unbeaten Whitmister.

Benet Sathyadass grabbed 3-12 from four as the visitors were rumbled for 124 ahead of opener Pavel Sharma (64 not) leading the charge to the spoils.

Parkend, meanwhile, broke their duck with a 116-run home hammering of Cheltenham Civil Service 2nds, captain Luke Aldridge (51) and Liam Brain (4-28 from eight) playing key roles.

Opener Jack Clement, meanwhile, plundered the highest individual innings in the leaque this season, finishing  unbeaten on 187 off 122 (20 fours, nine sixes) for Division Six leaders King’s Stanley who went on to crush Birdlip & Brimpsfield by 185 runs, Gavin Dean claiming 4-18 from eight.

CAPTION:

Left to right; Gareth and Freddie Hall, Rob and Emily Austen, Andy and Chloe Barnard, and Jacob and Ollie Moore

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MATT Brown and Ed Goolden took four wickets apiece as Corse & Staunton made it two in a row with a five-wicket success away to Stroud in WEPL’s Gloucestershire division.

The home outfit faded to 157 all out after winning the toss, Brown (4-13 from ten) and Goolden (4-36 from nine) inflicting the damage before opener Jack Hutchings (71) and captain Tim Dannatt (46) got to work.

Leaders Tewkesbury’s 100 per cent record was dented with a 64-run home setback against Chipping Sodbury, 15-year-old Henry Rendell compiling his first senior half century.

Second-placed Gloucester closed the gap with a 22-run home success over Langford, Jack Cowles, Tom Collinson and Ben Johnston all passing 50.

Frocester 2nds held their nerve for a five-run home win over Charlton Kings, Dan Cave finishing with 3-24 from ten. And Rockhampton trumped Bourton Vale by 54 runs, Jared Bone top scoring on 81 while Liam Webb’s burst of 6-43 proved to be in vain.

Thornbury made it eight from eight at the top of Premier Two Glos/Wilts, dispatching Chippenham by nine wickets while Painswick are up to second following a 16-run triumph away to Dumbleton.

Luke Woolway’s unbeaten 119 from only 77 (seven fours, ten sixes) propelled Painswick to an imposing 314-6 before Dumbleton came up short despite Tommy Boorman’s 83.

Cheltenham emerged three-wicket winners in their home derby against Hatherley & Reddings, Nick Evans top scoring on 74 as the points were banked with three balls to spare.

In Premier One, Bristol went down by five wickets away to Bedminster, Bishopston suffered a 125-run home reverse against champions Bath while bottom side Frocester lost by 76 runs at Lansdown.

Downend, the Premier Two Bristol/Somerset leaders, showed plenty of character to complete a one-wicket home triumph over Congresbury after being set a target of 315.

Jordan Garrett’s 98 kept Downend in the chase before Matt Jackson, at ten, produced a superlative unbeaten 50 from only 30 (seven fours, two sixes) to wrap up the points after earlier bagging 3-45 from ten.

Third placed Golden Hill saw off Keynsham by 25 runs, Cyrus Shafi and Lesego Senokwane both taking three wickets.

Knowle’s 100 per cent record at the top of Bristol & North Somerset was broken by closest rivals OB Westbury who recorded a four-wicket home victory.

Bristol West Indian Phoenix dispatched Brislington by ten wickets after being set 135 for victory, Neiland Cadogan setting the tone with figures of 5-35 from ten overs.

Stapleton slipped up by seven wickets away to Bath 2nds, Bedminster 2nds were three-wicket victors away to their Bristol counterparts and Bradley Stoke sealed a last over one-wicket triumph away to Twyford House.

Mark Fowler top scored on exactly 100 for Twyford, captain Dan Laver claiming 5-37, before opener Shahzad Ahmad (59) and Hashir Farouk (45) took Stoke close ahead of Marcus Thatcher striking the winning boundary.

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