Bristol Post

Ton-up Trenouth stars as Bristol march on at the top

- Steve HILL

OPENER Fin Trenouth hammered 142 off 112 balls as unbeaten leaders Bristol continued their superb start to the campaign with a commanding 188-run home victory against North Perrott in WEPL Premier Two Bristol/Somerset.

The 22-year-old former Somerset Academy graduate finished with 15 fours and three sixes as he completed his first century of the summer to dominate Bristol’s challenge of 288-7 after winning the toss.

In reply, North Perrott lost their first wicket without a run on the board. Although they recovered to 49-1, the visitors folded to 100 all out as spinner Dan Jones (4-21) and Louie Shaw (3-22) put the squeeze on.

This result means Bristol, at the halfway stage, are 28 points clear as they bid to return to Premier One after relegation in 2019.

Bishopston are up to fourth thanks to a tense two-wicket home success against Winterbour­ne.

The visitors posted a challenge of 257-6 after winning the toss, with Chris Kislingbur­y unbeaten on 105 off 109 (six fours, five sixes). There was also a half-century from Sam Bracey as Ishwar Chaudhary claimed 5-51.

The Bish reply got off to a solid start through opener Tommie Predgen (79) but a promising position at 142-2 was soon 182-6.

It needed a fine innings from Gary Booth (46 off 34 balls) to get his side back on track. Simon George weighed in with a quickfire 18, before Chaudhary hit the winning boundary off the first ball of the final over.

There were two wickets apiece for Nick Crane and Gloucester­shire’s James Bracey, who was making his first appearance of the season for his home village club.

Weston-super-Mare ended a run of four straight defeats with a nine-wicket triumph away to Bath 2nds. Matt Knight (3-23) and Tahmid Ahmed (3-35) reduced the home side, who began the day bottom of the table, to 168 all out.

The total was well within range for Weston with Sam Elstone (69 not out) and Jack Press (39) sharing an opening stand of 99 before Ryan Davies (44 not out) combined to bank the points in the 30th over.

» Thornbury remain second in Premier Two Glos/Wilts following a three-wicket win away to Hatherley & Reddings.

Josh Riggs (3-17 from seven overs) and Tom Bradley (1-24 from nine) were the pick of the attack as the Cheltenham side were restricted to 199-8 from their 45.

It was then the turn of Josh Slade (66 not out) and Danny Slade (34) to get their side over the line ahead of Saturday’s big home date against leaders Goatacre.

» Rockhampto­n are now level on points with Gloucester at the top of the Gloucester­shire division after trumping Apperley by 35 runs.

George Driver-Dickerson’s 53 helped the Rams reach 189-9 after winning the toss, before two wickets apiece for Chris Willoughby, captain Martin Cropper and Will Brisco wrapped up the spoils.

 ?? Picture: Peter Smith ?? Fin Trenouth was in fine form as Bristol beat North Perrott on Saturday
Picture: Peter Smith Fin Trenouth was in fine form as Bristol beat North Perrott on Saturday

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