Jayne’s all-round ef­fort in Ruardean’s rout

Gloucestershire Echo - - CRIKET -

NICK Jayne was in fan­tas­tic all-round form for Ruardean Hill who con­tin­ued their 100 per cent start to the sea­son with a 149-run win at Down Hather­ley in Di­vi­sion Seven of the Greene King IPA Glouces­ter­shire County League.

Jayne’s day be­gan in style with 129 as his side piled up a use­ful 245-8, Paul Weav­ing weigh­ing in with 79 as Matt An­der­son and Jon Thomp­son cap­tured three wick­ets apiece.

Jayne was equally ir­re­sistible with the ball, fin­ish­ing with 5-19 as Down Hather­ley folded to 96 all out.

Ruardean are sec­ond, two points be­hind Whit­min­ster who brushed past Poul­ton II by 224 runs.

Ross Wakely led the charge with 137 and Pars Gha­di­ali was un­beaten on 89 in an im­pos­ing 277-2 be­fore Poul­ton folded to 53 all out, Gha­di­ali tak­ing 3-1 while Joe Mcgoldrick (3-3) and Rob­bie Hel­li­well (3-14) shone.

Apperley are the only un­beaten side in Di­vi­sion One fol­low­ing their 119-run home suc­cess which included 101 for Mike Pro­vis.

Chel­tenham II slipped up by two wick­ets at Chip­ping Sod­bury for whom Josh Morris and Shane O’neill shared an un­bro­ken ninth wicket part­ner­ship of 38 to seal their win.

Lyd­ney dis­patched Red­mar­ley by 47 runs, James Legge (73) and opener Mike Too­lis (61) find­ing form, and 68 from Benny El­lis was cru­cial to Charl­ton Kings’ 23-run tri­umph at Poul­ton.

Thorn­bury II con­tin­ued their good start af­ter be­ing pro­moted with a 24-run home de­feat of King­sholm, skipper Marcus Wormwell lead­ing from the front with 70.

Tim Dul­son’s 105 was the high­light of Di­vi­sion Two lead­ers As­ton Ing­ham’s 83-run home win over Shur­d­ing­ton while Cam are three from three af­ter over­com­ing Old­lands by 158 runs, skipper Ryan Mal­pass blast­ing 117.

Opener Jake Nick­ell hit 106 to see Hather­ley & Red­dings II to a sev­en­wicket home de­feat of Chip­ping Cam­p­den while Matt King (4-37) and Paul Adams (4-40) bowled Wood­man­cote Saints to a 105-run win over Cin­der­ford St John.

Joss Bee­ley (3-22 from nine) was the pick of the at­tack for Hawkes­bury Up­ton who edged out Wood­peck­ers by 42 runs for a third win in Di­vi­sion Three while Rock­hamp­ton II also con­tin­ued their un­beaten start with a 153-run tri­umph away to Fro­ces­ter III.

Mitch Thomas hit 96 at the top of the or­der for Great Riss­ing­ton who slipped up by seven wick­ets at home to Lang­ford for whom Henry Find­lay­wil­son (70) and skipper Matt Clark (61) shared a match-win­ning stand.

James King (4-38) set up Tet­bury’s six-wicket home win over Framptonon-sev­ern, and Alex Pock­ett starred with 80 in Cran­ham’s 128-run de­feat of Chip­ping Sod­bury II.

Cap­tain Jack Cowles was in in­spi­ra­tional form for Di­vi­sion Four lead­ers Newent against Dum­ble­ton II, hit­ting 54 and tak­ing 4-40 in a 63-run suc­cess.

Bour­ton Vale II stretched their un­beaten record by down­ing Chel­tenham Civil Ser­vice II by 71 runs, skipper Andy Phillips lead­ing the way with 154.

Dan Gads­den’s 100 for Birdlip & Brimps­field was in vain as his side fal­tered by six wick­ets at home to Fair­ford, and Matt Cox’s burst of 5-25 en­sured Tewkes­bury II thumped their Lyd­ney coun­ter­parts by seven wick­ets.

In Di­vi­sion Five, Jack Tyrer (123) and Ju­lian Jones (116) made hay for Corse & Staunton II in a 172-run vic­tory over Wit­combe.

In Di­vi­sion Six, opener Paul Pag­in­ton just missed out on a ton when he reached an un­beaten 96 for lead­ers Crick­lade who beat Lech­lade by 160 runs, Andy Cox cap­tur­ing 4-22.

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