Breed’s ton in vain as Chel­tenham still look for first win of sea­son

Gloucestershire Echo - - CRIKET - Tom QUIN­TON

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CHEL­TENHAM’S search for a first Premier One vic­tory of the sea­son con­tin­ues as Bridg­wa­ter eased to a sev­en­wicket vic­tory at the Vic­to­ria Ground.

Over­seas all-rounder Josh Breed con­tin­ued his ex­cel­lent form with the bat but his 101 was in vain as he be­came the sec­ond bats­man in con­sec­u­tive weeks to score a hun­dred and end on the los­ing side.

Bridg­wa­ter bowler Chris Skidmore backed up the de­ci­sion to bowl first as his two early wick­ets left the hosts strug­gling on 16-2 but cap­tain Nick Evans (31), looked to re­build with Breed as the pair added 65 for the third wicket.

Two more quick wick­ets fell and Chel­tenham looked in trou­ble at 106-5 how­ever Michael Kelly (41) pushed the score to­wards 200.

Somerset’s Max Waller (2-50) ac­counted for Breed straight af­ter the South African had brought up his cen­tury as Chel­tenham stut­tered to 233-9 from their 50 overs.

Luke Sellers (2-38) got the home side off to a good start and when Ja­son Oakes (35) was ran out Chel­tenham were in the game with the vis­i­tors 116-3.

How­ever an un­beaten fourth wicket stand of 121 be­tween Kent’s Cal­lum Haggett (90*) and Stu­art Butt (67*) saw Bridge­wa­ter ease over the line with nine balls to spare.

Dum­ble­ton made it back to back wins as they beat Bid­de­stone by 44 runs in Premier Two Gloswilts.

Tom Clark­son (70) top scored, well sup­ported by Mitch Ham­mond (58) and Scott Tre­main (35) as the home side amassed 267-8.

Dum­ble­ton cap­tain Adam Stu­art starred with the ball as his 4-43 helped his team over the line de­spite the best ef­forts of Bid­de­stone opener Dwaine Perry (102)

Stroud went down by four wick­ets to un­beaten Burbage & Eas­ton Royal as they set the vis­i­tors a test­ing 253 for vic­tory af­ter half cen­turies from cap­tain Tom Hor­rell (74) and Paul Frape (53).

But an un­beaten 103 from cap­tain and wicket keeper David Cope saw the vis­i­tors make light work of the tar­get.

Fro­ces­ter reg­is­tered a first league vic­tory of the sea­son, beat­ing Thorn­bury by two wick­ets.

Thorn­bury were re­duced to 28-3 and fin­ished on 184-9 be­fore open­ers Cal­lum Gegg and Chris Whin­cup put on with an at­tack­ing part­ner­ship of 92 in 17 overs.

Both fell with the to­tal at 92 and Will Naish and Andy Solomons fell shortly af­ter as Fro­ces­ter

slipped to 158-7.

An in­valu­able 23 run part­ner­ship be­tween debu­tant Jack Wor­gan and Ash­ley Davis, took Fro­ces­ter to the brink of vic­tory and Davis and Alex Russell se­cured the vic­tory.

Hather­ley & Red­dings con­tin­ued to im­press in WEPL Glouces­ter­shire as an un­beaten 102* from Tom Hage helped set up a 130 run vic­tory over Cirences­ter.

Hage’s knock laid the plat­form as Hather­ley set the vis­i­tors 276 and af­ter open­ing spell of 3-12 from Daniel Jones, the tar­get never looked in sight.

Nipuma Ga­m­age (3-15) took the fi­nal three wick­ets Cirences­ter lost their last five bats­man or 11 runs as Hather­ley re­mained un­beaten and top of the ta­ble.

Glouces­ter ham­mered Tewkes­bury by 171 runs as Ankit Pa­tel (107) and a bru­tal 71 from 40 balls from David Hem­mings helped the home side post a daunt­ing 350-5.

Pa­tel (3-31) chipped in with the ball as Tewkes­bury slumped to 65-5 and never re­cov­ered as they were bowled out for 179.

Chel­tenham Civil Ser­vice’s strug­gles con­tinue as Char­lie Garrett (4-33) helped bowl Bour­ton Vale to a tight eight-run win.

Joseph Madyem­bwa’s three wick­ets had put Ser­vice into a good po­si­tion as the hosts were bowled out for 226.

The re­ply got off to a poor start as the vis­i­tors lost both their open­ers cheaply but Matthew Kel­land (61) stead­ied the in­nings how­ever Garrett took four cru­cial wick­ets as Ser­vice fell from 205-7 to 218 all out.

Fro­ces­ter II failed to cap­i­talise on a com­mand­ing po­si­tion as a cen­tury stand be­tween Ross Martin (71) and Nick Mar­ment (38) helped save Pain­swick af­ter Richard Cave (4-42) had the home side in trou­ble.

Jack Hob­bis (4-31) tore the mid­dle or­der apart as Fro­ces­ter II were bowled out for 160 and the hosts’ re­ply got off to the worst of starts as Fro­ces­ter looked set to bowl out the hosts cheaply be­fore Martin’s knock saw Pain­swick home.

Corse & Staunton reg­is­tered a first WEPL win as they claimed a 41 run vic­tory over Rock­hamp­ton.

Jon Tegg (58) top scored for C&S as they set the hosts 217, then Matt Brown (3-29) took three quick wick­ets to turn the in­nings on its head as the Rock­hamp­ton where bowled out for 175.

Chel­tenham skipper Nick Evans hit 31 against Bridg­wa­ter

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