WEPL weekend round-up: Hamid's burst of 8-20 includes a hat-trick

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TOHEED Hamid produced one of the bowling displays of the season to capture 8-20 – including a hat-trick – to propel Bristol West Indians & Phoenix to a 206-run defeat of Twyford House in the WEPL’s Bristol & North Somerset division.

The right-arm paceman hit the stumps a remarkable seven times to help skittle Twyford for just 51 after his side had earlier totalled 257-7 with opener Nicky Clark (100 off 135 balls) and teenager Duval Pierre (94) sharing a third wicket stand of 158.

In Premier One, Bristol secured their first win of the summer and moved off the bottom of the table thanks to a ten-wicket rout of Ashcott & Shapwick who were rushed out for only 60 after winning the toss by skipper Will Rudge (6-26) and Rhys Williams (4-31).

Frocester slipped a place to second after a 66-run reverse at Corsham despite a fine all-round display by skipper Nick Trainor who took 3-43 from nine and top scored with 58.

Downend remain sixth thanks to a three-wicket home triumph over Taunton St Andrews that featured a second half century of the season from Mike Bracewell and a fine return of 4-44 by Phil Jackson.

In Premier Two, Thornbury opener Chris Budd was last man out for 118 as his side battled to total 237 at Cheltenham before going on to secure an eight-run win.

Rockhampton, meanwhile, improved their lead at the top of Glos & Wilts with an emphatic nine-wicket  triumph at Chipping Sodbury who were blitzed by Chris Perry (4-8), Will Cartlidge (3-19) and Sam Nichols (2-12).

Gloucester City Winget dropped a place to fifth after a three-wicket setback at Warminster. The visitors totalled 205 with Scott Montgomery (40) top scoring but the target was well within reach for Warminster despite Craig Collinson’s 3-35.

There was a first win in Bristol & Somerset for Bishopston who overcame Old Bristolians Westbury by four wickets with Prevan Nayanah Rajh (58), Dave O’Brien (46) and opener Mark Coombes (40) all contributing to the chase.

Skipper Chris Munden (85) top scored as Brislington triumphed by 145 runs at newly promoted Chew Magna.

And a first ton of the campaign for skipper Mike Donaldson (101) helped pave the way for Frenchay’s 10-run success at Knowle.

Former Australia and Gloucestershire all-rounder Ian Harvey’s maiden century for Bedminster, was in vain in a six-run defeat at Taunton.

Dumbleton marched on at the top of the Gloucester Division thanks to a four-wicket triumph at Corse & Staunton.

Tom Green captured 4-33 from nine for the visitors before opener Matt MacDonald (77), Wade Ridsdale (76 not) and Tom Clarkson (48) ensured the win with more than two overs to spare.

A sixth wicket stand of 107 between Ahmedi Saleh (66 not) and Akhtar Dariai (53) pulled Gloucester AIW out of trouble and steered their side towards a four-wicket home defeat of fellow high-flyers Apperley.

And fine spells by Andre Soma (4-31) and Dan Jones (4-37) helped Hatherley & Reddings clinch a five-run win at Painswick for whom Andy Edwards top scored on 99.

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