Whit­min­ster se­cure pro­mo­tion dou­ble

Gloucestershire Echo - - CRICKET -

WHIT­MIN­STER made it two pro­mo­tions in a row by overcoming Pain­swick II by eight wick­ets to seal the Di­vi­sion Seven ti­tle in the Greene King IPA Glouces­ter­shire County League, 12 months af­ter be­ing elevated from the Stroud League.

Se­cond place went to Ruardean Hill who over­came Poul­ton II by six wick­ets, de­spite skip­per Jody Lawrence’s 106 for the vis­i­tors.

And Tor­mar­ton, too, were celebratin­g de­spite a 10-run re­v­erse away to Down Hather­ley as their third-place fin­ish ap­pears set to also earn pro­mo­tion.

In Di­vi­sion One, Ap­per­ley and Thorn­bury II both ended the sea­son with wins which sealed first and se­cond places, re­spec­tively, and with it pro­mo­tion to the WEPL’S Glouces­ter­shire di­vi­sion.

Ap­per­ley held off Chel­tenham II by seven runs, Mike Pro­vis un­beaten on 65, while skip­per James Tun­ni­cliffe’s burst of 5-33 from eight saw Thorn­bury to a 73-run win at Chip­ping Sod­bury.

Rel­e­gated Glouces­ter AIW Sports recorded their first win as they held on by five runs at Charl­ton Kings, Ha­roon Shahzad and Ahmedi Saleh both tak­ing three wick­ets, while Red­mar­ley are also fac­ing up to life in Di­vi­sion Two.

Cam, the cham­pi­ons of Di­vi­sion Two, ended the sea­son with an un­beaten record fol­low­ing a seven-wicket home tri­umph over Aston Ing­ham who slipped a place to third but are still likely to go up when de­ci­sions are con­firmed later this month on all pro­mo­tions and rel­e­ga­tions.

West­bury-on-sev­ern grabbed the run­ners-up slot with a four­wicket vic­tory away to Wood­man­cote Saints, Tom Lan­don cap­tur­ing 4-15 from seven. Set to come down from this di­vi­sion are Ul­len­wood Bharat and Old­lands.

Lang­ford made it four pro­mo­tions in a row as they topped Di­vi­sion Three though their sea­son ended on a rare flat note with a three-wicket up­set away to Fro­ces­ter III for whom Aaron Tuck took 3-31 and then hit 56.

Hawkes­bury Up­ton fin­ished se­cond de­spite a three-wicket de­feat away to Rock­hamp­ton II, and third place went to Great Riss­ing­ton who cruised past rel­e­gated Chip­ping Sod­bury II by ten wick­ets. Also com­ing down from this di­vi­sion are Cran­ham.

Newent are cham­pi­ons of Di­vi­sion Four fol­low­ing a 78-run vic­tory at home to Birdlip & Brimps­field with Bour­ton Vale II grab­bing the run­ners-up po­si­tion with a six-wicket trump­ing of rel­e­gated Stone, and Fair­ford third af­ter eas­ing past Tewkes­bury II by 103 runs.

Rel­e­gated along with Stone are Lyd­ney II who ended the sea­son with­out a win af­ter a 208-run pul­veris­ing at Dy­mock.

Chel­tenham III, who led Di­vi­sion Five at the start of the day, slipped up by 43 runs at home to Charl­ton Kings II.

This al­lowed Corse & Staunton II - nine-wicket home vic­tors over Glouces­ter II – to grab top spot and the sil­ver­ware, Wayne Or­gan (5-20) and cap­tain Ian Rob­son (71 not) both star­ring.

Third place went to Sheep­scombe de­spite a three-wicket set­back at Wit­combe while com­ing down are King’s Stan­ley and Hares­field Gla­di­a­tors.

Crick­lade, who suc­cumbed by six wick­ets at Church­down, are the Di­vi­sion Six cham­pi­ons with Stroud II mov­ing into the run­ners-up po­si­tion fol­low­ing the can­cel­la­tion of their trip to rel­e­gated Glouces­ter AIW II.

Church­down fin­ished third with Lech­lade also go­ing down.

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