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