THE Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup starts this weekend with two first round ties on Sunday (1.30pm); Bedminster host Cheltenham Civil Service and Winterbourne welcome Cheltenham.
Already up and running is the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Trophy where Jamie Patel was in fine all-round form for Bohemians in a 72-run success away to Gloucester City Winget 2nds.
The Bristol side were indebted to Patel for a breezy 58 from 44 balls as they battled to 193 all out after losing the toss, Johnny Daw (38) and Mike Joy (25) also making their mark.
And Patel then claimed 5-25 from six overs, devastating Winget’s top order in partnership with Benni McCarthy (3-22) as the home outfit folded from 70-0 to 121 all out.
Half centuries from Sai Kamuni (pictured), Babar Malik and Saeed Mahmood put Easton Tigers on the way to a nine-run triumph away to Frocester 3rds, Sahil Patel and Malik then claiming three wickets apiece.
Skipper Reece Morris finished with 3-45 from eight and was then high and dry on 52 for Painswick who suffered a 57-run reverse at Charlton Kings fort whom Benny Ellis (85 and 3-21) starred.
Dan Hockaday was another all-rounder to make his mark, smashing 84 and following up with 4-8 for Westbury-on-Severn who held off Great Rissington by 42 runs.
Hatherley & Reddings, meanwhile, go into the hat for the next round following a 42-run triumph away to Bristol West Indian Phoenix.
The visitors’ challenge of 200-9 was dominated by an extras column of 65 which included an eye-watering 38 wides as Wisdom Danns took 3-48.
Dan Midwinter then made his mark with figures of 3-25 from eight as BWIP were restricted to 158-8, Cole Pierre top scoring with 66.
On Sunday, meanwhile, it’s also the group semi-final stage of The Cricketer National Village Cup.
In Somerset & Avon, Stapleton travel to North Perrott.
And in Gloucestershire, 2013 finalists Rockhampton welcome Frampton-on-Severn with the prize a home area final against Corse & Staunton or Painswick who also meet on Sunday.