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Thomas and Kilmister put down winning marker for Frocester

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Frocester bowled out Taunton Deane for 96, West Indian fast bowler Oshane Thomas and Ryan Kilmister taking three wickets apiece, before wrapping up a five-wicket win.

Elsewhere, Gavin Williams and captain Benny Ellis produced devastating spells of bowling to dismiss Stroud for just 139 and pave the way for Charlton Kings to complete a fine nine-wicket win in WEPL’s Gloucestershire division.

Williams finished with 4-19 from 8.4 while Ellis claimed 3-15 from ten as home side Stroud folded after winning the toss while openers Charlie Watkins (66 not) and Matt Luxton (46) then wrapped up a second win of the summer for Kings.

Leaders Tewkesbury made it five in a row with a seven-wicket home triumph over Cheltenham Civil Service, Brandon Coates (3-6) and Randeera Ranasingha (3-30) inflicting the damage before opener James Whitmore (48) led the charge with the bat.

Chipping Sodbury rallied from 104-7 to reach 285-9 with Mason Poole unbeaten on 96 before Gloucester’s reply stuttered to 169 all out, captain Jamie Rendell following up his 49 with a haul of 5-26 from ten overs of spin.

Rain forced both the Cirencester-Frocester 2nds and Dumbleton-Bourton Vale clashes to be abandoned soon after the mid innings break.

Opener Josh Riggs, meanwhile, crashed 107 off only 52 (12 fours, eight sixes) for Thornbury who dispatched Marshfield by 292 runs in Premier Two Glos/Wilts.

Captain Marc Lezar also cracked 91 in an imposing total of 351 before Marshfield were rushed out for just 59, Tom Vermaak taking 5-25.

Painswick were bowled out for 166 and a 123-run reverse at Burbage & Easton Royal but Corse & Staunton held their nerve for a one-run triumph in a rain-hit date at Cheltenham and Hatherley & Reddings were edged out by two wickets at Corsham.

Bristol’s unbeaten run since being promoted back to Premier One came to an end with a 145-run defeat away to champions Bath despite 104 from opener Nic Halstead Cleak.

But Bedminster succumbed by 33 runs away to Taunton St Andrews, Joe Phillips top scoring on 58.

Bishopston are the new leaders of Premier Two Bristol/Somerset following a three-wicket home derby win against Downend, Dom Hooper starring with a return of 4-31 before fellow winter signing Josh Slade contributed an unbeaten 80.

Golden Hill went down by 42 runs at Midsomer Norton, opener Zaman Shafi top scoring on 71.

Brislington, meanwhile, came up just six runs short in their top of the table Bristol & North Somerset meeting with leaders Congresbury, fading after being given a strong start by openers Charlie Brain (65) and Will Ollis (52).

Frenchay completed their first win since being promoted, sealing a six-wicket triumph away to local rivals Winterbourne with captain Alex Stell (4-45 from ten) and Tyrone Isitt (62 not) taking centre stage.

Andre Bailey and Jack Baber bagged three wickets each for promoted Bristol West Indian Phoenix who dismissed Knowle for 134 ahead of easing in by eight wickets.

And captain Parik Shetty’s 123 from 89 (21 fours, two sixes) lifted Twyford House to 272 away to Bristol 2nds who were rumbled for 148, Shetty following up with 3-23 and Chris Bolton 4-27.

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ASTON Ingham are up to second in Division One of the AMS Gloucestershire County League after storming past Kingsholm by 141 runs, Anthony James bagging 5-33 from 7.3 overs.

That spell reduced Kingsholm to 103 all out after Jack Carpenter (54 not) and Angus Bartlett (54) had earlier lifted the home side’s challenge to 244-4.

Leaders Rockhampton made it five in a row with a six-wicket success away to Westbury-on-Severn, Matt Tyler (73 not) and opener Harry Collins (53) leading the charge.

Langford were 159-run home victors over fellow newcomers Lydney thanks to two outstanding individual displays.

Opener Harry Stevens crashed 154 off 116 (15 fours, seven sixes) in a challenge of 281-5 before Jack Romanek’s burst of 5-30 from nine wrapped up a third win of the summer for the village side.

Fairford ended their search for a first Division Two win of the summer in style, holding firm for a last over one-wicket triumph away to Frampton-on-Severn.

Nathan Hudd’s 59 helped Frampton reach 197-7 before Fairford scrambled their way to the spoils,  opener Craig Muir top scoring on 59.

Leaders Thornbury 2nds romped to a six-wicket win away to neighbours Rockhampton 2nds, Ed Webb unbeaten on 72, and Sam Aston’s run-a-ball 105 put Redmarley on course for a 72-run home success over Cheltenham 2nds.

Division Three pacesetters Tetbury breezed past Dymock by 106 runs, Jacob Flowers and Mike Baverstock both claiming 4-26.

But Cricklade dropped a place to third following a two-run home reverse in a rain-affected clash against Cinderford St John whose top scorer was Balasingam Sivathas (61).

Callum Mealing’s return of 5-25 helped Chipping Sodbury to a 40-run Division Four victory at Corse & Staunton after Adam Febry had earlier struck 74.

Division Five leaders Quedgeley & Hardwicke marched on with an eight-wicket win away to struggling Oldlands, Connor Millin capturing 5-39.

Unbeaten Division Six leaders Down Hatherley saw off Tormarton by eight wickets, Dan Yeates claiming 3-17 from five, while at the other end of the table Haresfield Gladiators came within 11 runs of a first win as they came up just short away to Gloucester 2nds.

It was another good day, meanwhile, for unbeaten Division Seven leaders King’s Stanley who needed less than 17 overs to chase down a target of 174 at home to Hatherley & Reddings 3rds.

Kunal Fatarpenkar finished with fine figures of 5-5 from four for Lechlade who overcame Langford 2nds by 63 runs.

And Stone moved off the bottom, bowling out Aston Ingham 2nds for 78 and a 42-run success, James Thomas finishing with 3-18 from eight.

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