Bristol & District round-up: Williams brothers star for Coalpit Heath

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THE Williams took centre stage for Coalpit Heath who kept alive their outside hopes of promotion from Division One of the Globe Sports Bristol & District League with a seven-wicket home defeat of Long Ashton.

Brothers Tom (3-15) and Jack Williams (3-21) led the charge as Heath bowled out their visitors for just 108 before Ross Williams – no relation – hit an unbeaten 36 to keep Heath in fifth place but within striking distance of their rivals to go up.

Leaders Nailsea suffered a 67-run setback at Blagdon for whom Tom Moy top scored with 92 in a challenge of 205.

Nailsea were then all out for 138, skipper Jeremy Board finishing with 3-4 from 10 balls, supporting earlier work by Paul Waters (3-35), Nathan Berkley (2-20) and Haydon Lyons (2-34 from 12).

Bristol Pakistanis took advantage of this slip-up to go top, Mohammed Irfan finishing with 7-19 from 12 overs in a 65-run win away to bottom side Bristol Indians.

Tejas (30) and Kamran Majeed (22 not out) top scored in the visitors’ 140 before Irfan caused chaos with a tremendous spell.

In the Senior Division, leaders Almondsbury lost by 55 runs at home to neighbours Bradley Stoke who totalled 256 thanks mainly to Bhushan Mankar (82) and Steve Davis (62).

Wayne Passmore (3-36) then led the Bradley Stoke attack in a comfortable win.

There was also defeat for second-placed Portishead who slipped by 105 runs away to Pak Bristolians for whom Shazil Mustafa top scored on 73 and Mannie Hussain claimed 4-30 from ten.

Kevin Sibley took 3-29 and top scored with 53 not out for Dyrham & Hinton who won by seven wickets at home to Stoke Bishop.

In Division Two, pacesetters Bohemians won by 88 runs against Pakistani Express.

Irfan (5-21) restricted the Filton-based club to a total of 177, Dave Sims hitting 58 before Steve Spurrell got to work with fine figures of 8-28 from 11.2 overs.

Bristol Sri Lankans, who started the day in second place, went down by three wickets against third-placed Frampton Cotterell.

In Division Three, leaders St Mary Redcliffe won by nine wickets against Carsons Mangotsfield while second-placed Barrow Gurney lost ground with a five-wicket defeat away at University Staff for whom Tom Grubb hit 58.

Bristol Civil Service strengthened their Division Four promotion hopes thanks to a five-wicket home victory over bottom side Bishop Sutton.

Ankit Sharma took four wickets in four balls to finish with 4-45 as the visitors were restricted to 223-8 before Muhammed Sufyan (70) guided his side to an important win.

Paul Clare (46) and Matt Roberts (43) top scored in Alveston’s one-run home victory against Gordano Valley while Paul Curtis took 3-15 and Kane Sargent 3-43 in a tight finish.

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