CRICKET REVIEW: Trainor ton helps beach Weston
FROCESTER completed the double over Weston with a 41 run victory on Saturday, maintaining their top of the table position.
It was another magnificent century from captain Nick Trainor, which laid the basis for the victory.
Frocester batted first, and after Beard was run out, Trainor and Quereshi featured in a partnership of 86, with Trainor the dominant partner.
Quereshi eventually fell for 26 and after 40 overs the Frocester total had only reached 128 for two.
However, Trainor and Wand cut loose against the tiring attack and added 90 runs in the final 10 overs as Frocester reached a total of 218-3.
Trainor was dismissed in the penultimate over, having struck 10 boundaries and three sixes, but Wand remained unbeaten on 57.
Chasing the highest total on the Weston ground this season, the home team knew they faced a difficult task. So it proved as the Frocester bowlers were very accurate and, despite a few too many dropped catches, Weston were restricted to 177-9, with Olly Jones the pick of the bowlers with 3-28.
Weston were then restricted to 177-9.
Carman fifty fails to save Stroud
STROUD captain Toby Carman hit a half century but it wasn’t enough to stop Lydney making it a hat-trick of wins in the Gloucestershire Division.
Earlier, Lydney posted 212 for eight.
Opener Jon Kear and captain Edward Jones made 79 and 50 runs respectively.
In reply, Stroud got off to a poor start with David Terrington (4) and Sam Warner (2) falling cheaply.
Carman made 50 before being trapped leg before by Edward Jones.
Ed Mobbs (45) was stumped and Matt Smith (19) and Ed Price (18) chipped in but Stroud fell short.
Painswick undone by duo
PAINSWICK were undone by Woodmancote duo Eliot Acton and Brenton Thompson in the Gloucester Division.
Acton made 76 and Thompson 86, as the visitors won by 127 runs at Broadham Fields.
Woodmancote finished on 278 for seven.
In reply, Andrew Edwards hit 49.
Wicketkeeper James Cook made 29 and Jonathon Griffiths (19) as they were bowled out for 151.
FROCESTER 2nd X1 maintained their challenge for the title with a convincing eight-wicket victory over their Weston counterparts.
Dan Whincup was the star of the show with a stylish 71 not out.
Following the overnight rain, Ali Downey won the toss and inserted the visitors on a wicket still showing a tinge of green.
Richard Woodmason captured an early wicket and then Nabi ripped through the middle order with a spell of 4-31.
Downey and Dan Cave also bowled useful spells, collecting a wicket each as the visitors struggled to 120-5.
But, then Jack Gillett polished off the tail with a spell of 3-24 as Weston were dismissed for 151.
Frocester made a racing start to their reply with Whincup leading the victory charge, with 40 runs coming from the first five overs and Weston realised that defeat was just a matter of time.
Whincup received good support from Fin Dixon with a fluent 37 in a partnership of 87 that took Frocester to the brink of victory.
Ashley Davis, with 25 not out, accompanied Whincup to the finishing line, as the opener finished on 71 not out which included eight boundaries.
FROCESTER 3rd X1 defeated league leaders Westbury on Severn by 48 runs.
Steve Tegg’s side were invited to bat first, but Ben Hopkins made light of the conditions, leading the Frocester innings with an excellent innings of 69. He received good support from George Bailey (31), Alex Ireland (34), James Gilchriest (39) and Tony Clarkson (24*).
As a result, Frocester reached a total of 221-5 in a match reduced to 40 overs.
Hopkins then bowled a tight opening spell, but, it was Chris Partridge and Steve Tegg, with two wickets each, who put Frocester on the victory trail, as the visitors were reduced to 40-4.
The spin attack of Alex Ireland and Chad Trainor continued the good work with two wickets each and Matt Tuck polished off the tail, as the visitors were dismissed for 173 in only 35 overs.
FROCESTER 5th X1 defeated Eastington by seven wickets at Marling School, on Saturday.
Eastington made a useful total of 173-6 in 40 overs, with Mike Birch the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-35 in 10 overs.
Skipper Scott Glew also bowled well, taking 2-25 in 7 overs.
Mark Glew led the reply with an excellent innings of 54 and the opening partnership was worth 66 when Glew dismissed for 54.
Thomas batted well for 22, but it was Richard Spyvee (35) and Andy Babbage (25) who took Frocester to victory.