Cen­tury in vain Rod­er­ick’s ef­fort not enough as Chel­tenham fall to de­feat

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORT - gloslives­[email protected]­plc.com Tom QUIN­TON

GARETH Rod­er­ick’s ton was in vain as Chel­tenham suf­fered a 34-run loss to Lans­down in West of Eng­land Premier League Premier One.

Oskar Kolk (109) starred in a se­cond wicket stand of 171 with Bran­don Allen (79) as the pair bat­ted Lans­down into a strong po­si­tion at 213-2.

Chel­tenham threated to de­rail the in­nings are they claimed two quick wick­ets how­ever some late lower or­der hit­ting pro­pelled the hosts to 286-5 at the break, gifted by some 43 ex­tras from the Chel­tenham bowlers.

Rod­er­ick (115) made his third hun­dred in his last four in­nings for his club side but was dis­missed at a cru­cial time as Ash­ley Allen (5-53) ac­counted for the Chel­tenham mid­dle or­der to leave the vis­i­tors reel­ing on 234-8.

Open­ing bowler Josh Smith (3-27) was brought back into the at­tack and claimed the last two wick­ets as they were bowled out for 252.

Dum­ble­ton picked up a first win in the Glos/wilts di­vi­sion as they beat Cor­sham by 39 runs thanks to 104 from cap­tain Adam Stu­art.

Cor­sham elected to bowl first, Jonathan Parker (2-39) and Martin Roberts (2-58) had the vis­i­tors in trou­ble 47-4 but the Stu­art bat­ted his team to 216-9.

Will Sharp (4-32) left Cor­sham stum

bling and when Stu­art (2-23) picked up two quick wick­ets the game looked be­yond the hosts as they slipped to 102-6, Luke Curtis (51* from 122) halted the in­evitable as Cor­sham fin­ished on 177-8.

Stroud fell to a se­cond league de­feat as five wick­ets from Glouces­ter­shire’s Graeme Van Bu­uren helped Chip­pen­ham to a five-wicket vic­tory.

Van Bu­uren (5-27) and Chris Mun­den (3-13) did the dam­age as Stroud where all out for 110.

Af­ter an open­ing stand of 57, Stroud ral­lied to take five Chip­pen­ham wick­ets as the hosts chased down the mod­est tar­get in­side 23 overs.

Burbage & Eas­ton Royal en­sured Fro­ces­ter’s search for a first vic­tory con­tin­ued as they reg­is­tered a four­wicket vic­tory at the Red Lion Field.

De­spite an open­ing stand of 50 Fro­ces­ter lost reg­u­lar wick­ets on route to be­ing bowled out for 156. The hosts re­stricted their op­po­nents 110-4 how­ever 42 cru­cial ex­tras meant Burbage eased over the line six wick­ets down.

In the WEPL Glouces­ter­shire bat­tle of the pro­moted teams as Pain­swick came out on top against Corse & Staunton.

Brad Ful­ton’s (4-16) open­ing spell was in vain as Ge­orge Mac­duff (43) and Ross Martin (39) helped Pain­swick post 172 all out.

Martin (3-14) then en­dured more mis­ery on the home side as Corse ca­pit­u­lated to 94 all out.

Tom Hage hit 92 as he and Sam Coote (76) shared a 138 se­cond wicket stand as Hather­ley & Red­dings racked up 294-7 against Chel­tenham Civil Ser­vice.

The re­ply rounded off a day of col­lapses as Ser­vice slipped from 35-0 to 105 all out as Red­dings cap­tain Owen Price (4-28) bowled his side to the top of the ta­ble.

Tewkes­bury nearly pulled off a mirac­u­lous vic­tory over Cirences­ter but an eighth-wicket stand of 44 saved the hosts blushes.

Af­ter bowl­ing Tewkes­bury out for 108, open­ing bowlers Adam Brookes (3-13) and Tom All­coat (2-25) got stuck into the Cirences­ter top or­der to leave them reel­ing at 67-7, how­ever Alex Bin­nie (25*) and Akhil Shah (24*) saw the away side over the line.

Rock­hamp­ton moved into se­cond place with a con­vinc­ing five-wicket vic­tory over Glouces­ter.

Dave Ma­cabe (3-26) was amongst the wick­ets as Glouces­ter were bowled out for 173, in spite of Scott Mont­gomery’s knock of 83.

Guy Broth­wood (70) took his side to the brink with Rown Cartlidge (39*) see­ing Rock­hamp­ton over the line.

Fro­ces­ter II fell to a 52 run loss at home to Bour­ton Vale. Mark Whit­ney (64) top scor­ing for Vale as they amassed 222 all out.

The chase never got go­ing as reg­u­lar wick­ets fell with Fro­ces­ter II be­ing bowled out for 170.

FRO­CES­TER, Marsh­field and Rock­hamp­ton are through to the Glouces­ter­shire semi-fi­nals in the Na­tional Vil­lage Cup.

Jor­dan Khan smashed an un­beaten 208 in Rock­hamp­ton’s 347-2, Rowan Cartlidge hit­ting 71, and they re­stricted Old­bury to 227-5.

Pain­swick were routed for 45 by Fro­ces­ter, who won by eight wick­ets and Marsh­field scored 243-8 to win by 130 runs af­ter bowl­ing King­sholm out for 113.

In the Na­tional Club Cham­pi­onship. Chel­tenham lost to Bath by 173 runs.

Bath made 360-2 in their 40 overs (Greg Hay 142*, Ben Ack­land 90, Paul Muchall 87) and Chel­tenham were all out for 187.

Hather­ley and Red­dings’ Cal­lum Stew­art cel­e­brates the wicket of Civil Ser­vice’s Jor­dan Rouse

Civil Ser­vice’s Joe Madyem­bwa is bowled

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