Glos County League round-up: Partridge the all-round hero for Birdlip & Brimpsfield

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GUY Partridge turned in a terrific display with bat and ball to help Birdlip & Brimpsfield secure a ten-run home win over Redmarley and pull clear of the relegation zone in Division One of the Gloucestershire County League.

Partridge top scored on 69 as his side totalled 187-5 in a contest reduced to 35 overs per side by rain, Nitin Shetty weighing in with 42 as Steve Phillips claimed 2-18.

And Partridge then followed up with a return of 3-27 from seven as Redmarley came up short at 177-9, Sathya Prakash taking 2-24, also from seven as Rob Gummer top scored with 38.

Only one other game was completed in this division, Cinderford St John holding their nerve in a tight finish for a two-run home triumph against Kingsholm.

Edward Ruck (68) helped Saints recover from losing a flurry of early wickets to reach 163-7, James Markey finishing with 3-26 from nine and Ross Tominey 2-39.

Kingsholm then chipped away at their target but finished just short at 161-9 with Reece Bowkett the pick of the home attack with fine figures of 3-15 from nine.

Cam, second at the start of play in Division Two, slipped to a four-wicket reverse at Frocester.

Fin Dixon (2-15) and Alex Ireland (2-26, both from nine) helped restrict Cam, who lost the toss, to 153-9 ahead of opener and skipper Steve Tegg hitting 53 and Tony Clarkson contributing an unbeaten 29 as a comfortable win was secured.

Lee Baldwin’s return of 3-13 from nine restricted struggling Hatherley & Reddings to 123-8 before opener Clive Thornton (34) and Jack Styman (33 not) saw Shurdington to an eight-wicket home triumph.

Division Three pacesetters Tetbury were 29-run victors in a rain-reduced 39-overs per side contest at Aston Ingham.

Sam Price (46) top scored in Tetbury’s challenge of 191-8, Colin Leighton (3-44) the pick of the Aston attack before Tom Horrell (5-45 from eight) struck with the ball for Tetbury.

Kings Stanley, meanwhile, were six-wicket victors at Fairford who were restricted to 155-5 from 30 overs, Will Bowers and opener Lee Clark contributing half centuries as Shane Cumberlin capturing 3-21 from seven.

Tom Pass then led the Stanley reply with 48 as victory was clinched with three overs to spare.

Ullenwood Bharat, the Division Four pacesetters, secured a 23-run win at Sheepscombe.

Jitesh Thammisetti’s 78 helped the visitors pile up 200 despite the efforts of Archie Trow (5-35) before Thammisetti’s burst of 3-31 and a return of 2-4 from 3.2 overs by Kiresh Patel dismissed Sheepscombe for 177, opener Will Leschallas hitting 47.

Skipper Matt Dallow led from the front with an unbeaten 136 (17 fours, two sixes) to steer Newnham on Severn to a six-wicket triumph at Cheltenham.

And Ruardean Hill remain rooted to the bottom of the table after a five-wicket home setback against Chalford for whom opener Justin Webster top scored on 86.

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