Wel­come win Breed’s spell seals a much-needed suc­cess

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

CHEL­TENHAM bounced back af­ter last week’s de­feat to se­cure a bat­tling 44 run win over Lans­down to put some day­light be­tween them­selves and the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Josh Breed’s five wick­ets haul was the cat­a­lyst be­hind Chel­tenham’s fight­back as Lans­down ca­pit­u­lated from 165-3 to 195 when chas­ing 240.

Chel­tenham elected to bat and built a promis­ing plat­form be­fore Kieran Smith (66) was one of four quick wick­ets to fall to leave Chel­tenham stut­ter­ing on 145-5.

At 176-4 Ge­orge Pritchard (69*) took the at­tack to Lans­down as the vis­i­tors were set a chal­leng­ing 240.

The re­ply got off to a solid start be­fore Glouces­ter­shire’s Matt Tay­lor (19) tamely chipped Walker (1-38) to square leg and when Breed (5-55) had Jor­dan Smith (25) LBW the game was in the bal­ance.

A third wicket stand of 106 be­tween Oskar Kolk (59) and Bran­don Allen (44) seemed to have swung the game in the

vis­i­tors’ favour how­ever Breed dis­missed both bats­man which sparked a col­lapse of 7-30.

Dum­ble­ton’s mis­er­able run in Pre­mier Two con­tin­ued as they lost to Cor­sham by five wick­ets.

Mitch Ham­mond (59) and Daniel Hol­land (50) post passed fifty but lack of sup­port and the loss of reg­u­lar wick­ets saw the hosts bowled out for 206.

The chase was fairly straight for­ward for the vis­i­tors as Charley Reed (69) and Adam Mitchell (50) put on 100 for the open­ing stand as Tom Ab­bot (24*) see­ing Cor­sham through to vic­tory.

Hather­ley & Red­dings dis­man­tled Chel­tenham Civil ser­vice to keep their un­beaten run go­ing and re­main the only un­de­feated team in WEPL cricket.

Af­ter elect­ing to bat Civil Ser­vice fell to 64-6 as Cal­lum Stewart blew the hosts away with his four wick­ets cost­ing just 15 runs in his 10 over spell as Ser­vice crum­bled to 96 all out.

The chase never looked in doubt de­spite a slight wob­ble with Hather­ley fall­ing to 31-3 but they wrapped up vic­tory in the 25th over.

Bour­ton Vale fell to a four-wicket de­feat to Fro­ces­ter II mean­ing they are now 39 points be­hind in sec­ond place.

At 181-4 Vale looked well set how­ever Nathan Rose-innes (5-46) put the brakes on as Vale were all out for 226.

Ewan Gegg (49) saw the vis­i­tors ease home with 21 balls to spare.

Cirences­ter swept aside Tewkes­bury de­spite the best ef­forts of Tom All­coat.

Set 282 for vic­tory All­coat fin­ished 104* but Tewkes­bury ul­ti­mately fell 44 runs short of their im­pos­ing tar­get.

There were much needed wins for Glouces­ter and Pain­swick.

Glouces­ter brushed aside Rock­hamp­ton by six wick­ets af­ter bowl­ing the vis­i­tors out for 177, Jack Whit­ting (99) fall­ing painfully short of a cen­tury.

Sam He­witt (4-36) helped Pain­swick bowl Corse & Staunton out for 202 with Ge­orge Mac­duff (82*) en­sur­ing the hosts got over the line by two wick­ets.

Pic­ture: Eloisa Wild­smith

Hather­ley’s Tom Hage bat­ting against Chel­tenham Civil Ser­vice

Pic­ture: Anna Lyth­goe

The bails fly as Glouces­ter wick­et­keeper Scott Mont­gomery re­acts to a wicket against Rock­hamp­ton

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