Bishopston ease through in Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup

BISHOPSTON romped into the last eight of the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy with a comfortable victory over Cirencester which featured 135 from opener Daaryoush Ahmed.

The Gloucestershire Under-16 squad member struck 25 boundaries off 120 balls, and he put on 190 for the fourth wicket with Jamie Tapper whose 130 came off just 84 deliveries (23 fours, one six).

Bish totalled 385-6 from their 45 overs before Ciren were bowled out for 109, Lawrence Cook leading the way with 3-31 while there were also two wickets apiece for Jack Hunter and Joe Wenham.

Frocester also progressed into the last eight with a seven-wicket win at Hatherley & Reddings, Taylor Ireland capturing 3-40 from nine before Callum Gegg contributed an unbeaten 57 and opener Chris Whincup hit 55.

And Tewkesbury overcame Cheltenham Civil Service by five wickets, skipper James Allcoat (61) and brother Tom (57) putting on an unbroken partnership of 135 to swing the game.

Earlier, Adrian Mayes top scored on 58 for Civil Service in their challenge of 193-9.

The competition continues on Sunday with Knowle welcoming league rivals Winterbourne.

In the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy, meanwhile, Hawkesbury Upton were trumped by six wickets at Bibury.

Alistair Bell top scored on 80 (11 fours, three sixes) in Hawkesbury’s challenge of 192, Mark Hayes claiming 4-31, before Ed Robinson led Bibury’s victory charge with 76 from 60 balls.

Two trophy matches are scheduled for Sunday with Ashton Keynes hosting Coopers Edge and Great Rissington entertaining Cam.