Win wait goes on Col­lapse sends Chel­tenham to an­other de­feat

Gloucestershire Echo - - CRICKET - Tom QUIN­TON gloslives­[email protected]­

CHEL­TENHAM’S search for a West of Eng­land Premier One vic­tory goes on as a four-wicket burst from Matt Car­pen­ter saw Cleve­don regis­ter a 41-run win.

Af­ter elect­ing to bat first Chel­tenham re­cov­ered well to re­strict the hosts to 236-9 af­ter the home side looked well placed at 150-3.

Sam Did­cote (3-34) re­mained in the wick­ets as he ac­counted for Connor Crane (48) and Harry El­li­son (40) when the pair looked well set but some lower or­der hit­ting saw the hosts post a chal­leng­ing score.

The re­ply got off to a good start for Chel­tenham, putting on 47 for the first wicket how­ever three quick wick­ets fell for 26 runs which saw a change in momentum as the vis­i­tors found them­selves 73-4.

Josh Breed (57) took his tally for the sea­son past 250 runs as he posted a sec­ond league fifty and along with Nathan Hooker (38) re­build the in­nings

to take the score to 170.

But when Hooker was dis­missed, this sparked a col­lapse as the last four wick­ets fell for 25 runs to con­sign Chel­tenham to a fourth straight league de­feat.

Life in Premier Two is not far­ing much bet­ter for Stroud who were un­done by a bril­liant 185 not out from Thorn­bury’s Dan Davies.

His knock came from 156 balls as Thorn­bury posted 294-7.

Brother Luke Davies (3-40) and open­ing part­ner Tom Bradley (3-38) knocked the stuff­ing out of the Stroud in­nings as wicket-keeper Harry Swin­dles (63*) was left stranded.

Dum­ble­ton were beaten by WEPL Two lead­ers Burbage and Eastern Roy­als by 50 runs.

The home side, Burbage were saved by the lower or­der hav­ing slipped to 109-6 how­ever brothers Adam (39) and James (33) Lavis pushed the score past 200 as they set Dum­ble­ton 213 for the win.

Open­ing bats­man Ru­pert Salmon (61) took the score past 100 but when he was dis­missed, as were Dum­ble­ton’s chances as Adam Lavis (3-24) and John Riek­ert (3-32) picked up the last 4 wick­ets to fall as the vis­i­tors fell to 162 all out.

Else­where in Premier Two, Fro­ces­ter made it back to back wins as they over­came Trow­bridge by 90 runs, Goat­acre lost to Cor­sham by 24 and Bid­de­stone beat Chip­pen­ham by 21.

Tom Hage’s sec­ond hun­dred in as many weeks kept Hatherley and Red­dings top and un­beaten in the WEPL Glouces­ter­shire divi­sion.

Hage (105) starred with the bat as he and Nipuna Ga­m­age (83) put on 149 for the fourth wicket as the home side amassed 262-8 at North Park.

The Glouces­ter bat­ting line up were then un­done by Max Kelly (5-32) as they were bowled out for 109 in the 31 st over.

Chel­tenham Civil Ser­vice picked up a first win of the sea­son as they dis­man­tled Cirences­ter by eight wick­ets.

There were three wick­ets apiece for John Garrett, Michael Teague and Richard Robin­son as the vis­i­tors were bowled out for 141.

Ser­vice made light work of the chase as Adrian Mayes (60) and Chris Baker (33*) reg­is­tered a first league vic­tory for Ser­vice.

Pain­swick made it three wins from three as they beat Tewkes­bury by one wicket in a close en­counter at Gan­der Lane to move to sec­ond place.

Tewkes­bury were thank­ful to Harry Low (70) who was the main­stay of the hosts 185 all out, David Boon (3-29) the pick.

The hosts looked as though they had pulled a vic­tory out of nowhere when they sent Reece Mor­ris (92) on his way how­ever cap­tain Jack Hob­bis (22*) held his nerve to seal the vic­tory and leave Tewkes­bury bot­tom of the ta­ble.

Corse & Staunton backed up last week’s win with a tight five-run vic­tory over Bour­ton Vale.

A quick-fire fifty from Brad Ful­ton (50) along with a more cau­tious 40 from Matt Brown helped pro­pel the hosts to 224 hav­ing been 133-6.

Bour­ton some­how ended up on the los­ing side de­spite be­ing very well set at 202-4, the visit­ing side found guilty of game man­age­ment as Mitchell Win­terirv­ing (67*) could not see his side home.

Fro­ces­ter II con­tin­ued the day’s trend pick­ing up a first league win over Rock­hamp­ton in what was an­other close af­fair at Pounds Lane.

James Cook (87) and Chad Trainor (44*) where the main con­trib­u­tors in Fro­ces­ter II 236-5.

Rock­hamp­ton built reg­u­lar part­ner­ships but lost wick­ets at cru­cial times as the hosts held their nerve to seal vic­tory and climb off the bot­tom of the ta­ble.

Adie Mayes top­scored with 60 for Civil Ser­vice

Cirences­ter cel­e­brate Jor­dan Rouse’s wicket

Si­mon Rowe bowls for Cirences­ter

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