HANHAM’S Mark Stone produced superb figures of 8-25 from 11.3 overs to bowl out Pak Bristolians for just 77, but still finished on the losing side in a low scoring thriller in the Globe Sports Bristol & District’s Senior Division.
Imran Butt (7-27 from 12) and Qasir Abass (3-19) were equally difficult to play and held their nerve to secure a seven-run success which kept their side in second place, just behind Almondsbury who were 53-run winners at Stoke Bishop, Liam Hartigan and Mike Perham contributing half centuries.
Bradley Stoke moved out of the relegation zone thanks to a 62-run victory at Whitchurch thanks to the efforts of Joe Coles (74) and Ashley Baber (5-30).
In Division One, brothers Jack and Tom Williams took centre stage in Coalpit Heath’s 80-run home win over Bitton.
Jack smashed an unbeaten 76 off 68 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes) and followed up by taking 2-10 with his right-arm medium pace seamers while left-arm quick Tom took a wicket in each of his first five overs – all bowled – on the way to claiming 5-15 from seven.
There was also a patient 74 from Ryan Williams – no relation – in Heath’s total of 196-5 before Bitton were bowled out for 116.
Leaders Bristol Pakistanis overcame Long Ashton by 64 runs as Tejas hit 52 and took 4-23 while Sajid Mohammad top scored with 66.
Pucklechurch moved off the bottom of Division Two with a 28-run win at fellow strugglers Abbots Leigh, opener Josh Stevenson batting 45 overs for an unbeaten 113 and Matt Perkins claiming 6-44.
Ashish Shinde starred as West United upset leaders Bristol Sri Lankans by 18 runs, top scoring with an unbeaten 107.
Jon Shermon, son of prolific opener Adie, recorded a maiden half century to help Frampton Cotterell reach 239-9 at Pakistani Express, Junaid Khan finishing with 5-49 from 12.
The home side were usefully placed at 81-0 but collapsed to 143 all out as Evan Botha (5-21), George Foulger (3-53) and skipper Gary Winsor (2-34) struck.
Division Three leaders St Mary Redcliffe thumped University Staff by nine wickets, Pat Legge claiming 6-20 and skipper James Thrower hitting an unbeaten 59.
Muhammed Sufyan (33 not) and Wayne Grunshaw (33) shared a 74-run stand for the eighth wicket for Bristol Civil Service, two-wicket home victors against Division Four newcomers PR Royals.
Steve Thompson (66) and last man Lloyd Allen (5) shared an unbroken stand of 43 as Alveston held their nerve for a heart-stopping one-wicket win away to neighbours Almondsbury 2nds for whom Kyle Hartigan hit 88 and Andy Taylor claimed 5-55.
Simon Preen (6-13 from eight) and John Wood (4-11 from seven) combined to dismiss Gordano Valley for just 27 to seal a 163-run triumph for Kingsweston Old Elizabethans after opener Richard Moller’s earlier 92.
Division Five pacesetters Winterbourne A eased to an eight-wicket home success against Hallen with Alex Heath (90) and skipper Kevin Slade (55) sharing an opening stand of 112.