Bristol & District round-up: Dyrham & Hinton on the move

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DYRHAM & Hinton moved up to second in the Globe Sports Bristol & District League’s Senior Division thanks to an emphatic five-wicket home win against Whitchurch.

The visitors, who won the toss, struggled early on against Reece Packer (3-36 from seven) while Rich Elliott then ran through the lower order to finish with 5-16 from ten overs.

His efforts meant Dyrham needed only 127 for victory, and skipper Graeme Webb wasted no time in his pursuit of maximum points, flaying five fours and three sixes in a quick-fire top score of 40.

Almondsbury remain clear in pole position thanks to a seven-wicket win at Pak Bristolians where Aaron Jones starred with a return of 4-27 and Deepak Bhadri hit 42.

Bradley Stoke were two-wicket victors at local rivals Old Down who totalled 189 after winning the toss, Wayne Passmore finishing with 4-40.

Bhushan Mankar (59) and Ashley Baber (36 not) then saw the visitors to the points despite the efforts of Dave Gardner (4-38).

Division One leaders Nailsea defeated third-placed Cleeve by 53 runs. Henry Davies was unbeaten on 122 for the home side while David Barnsley’s heroic unbeaten 106 (9 furs, 7 sixes) was in vain for Cleeve.

Third-placed Bristol Pakistanis won by 97 runs at Lodway with opener Malik Waqar (81) and Tejas (3-47) in form while skipper Jeremy Board’s 60 and Martyn Mail (5-31) shone in Blagdon’s 49-run home win against Long Ashton.

Struggling Bristol Indians were dismissed for only 93 at Bitton who eased in by eight wickets, Mark Lucas top scoring on 57.

Coalpit Heath were three-wicket home winners against Hambrook, for whom Anant Tambvekar top scored on 71.

Division Two leaders West United were 119-3 off only 13 overs, in reply to Frampton Cotterell’s 271-5, when rain called an end to proceedings.

Luke Baker smashed an unbeaten 115 for Frampton off 71 deliveries with his second 50 coming off just 18 balls with Sam Coleman hitting 79.

Jason Robinson (5-48 from 12) laid the foundations for Woodpeckers’ home six-wicket victory over Abbots Leigh, for whom James Holdsworth hit 51.

Division Three strugglers Bristol Lions recorded their second win of the summer, edging Bradley Stoke 2nds by 78 runs.

Chathura Adhikari, batting at number eight, hit 58 to lift the Lions to 227 all out before Vidana struck with 4-54 to restrict the visitors to a reply of 149.

Leaders St Mary Redcliffe overcame Stoke Gifford by three wickets, Gareth Yandell hitting 80, and second placed Barrow Gurney were nine wickets winners away to United Banks through Nick Moore (71 not), Stuart Hood (51 not) and Alistair Hood (48).

Matt O’Donnell returned 5-8 from 8.4 overs to guide University Staff to a 66-run victory at St George.

Division Four leaders Bristol Civil Service consolidated their position with a seven-wicket home defeat of Gordano Valley, Muhammed Sufyan hitting 60.

And Chipping Sodbury 3rds remain in contention thanks to Mike Pearson’s unbeaten 94 in a two-wicket home victory over Taveners.

League newcomers PR Royals are also still in the mix thanks to a seven-wicket home success against Kingsweston Old Elizabethans which featured a fine display from Rustum who took 4-41 and was then unbeaten on 73.

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