THORNBURY boosted their hopes of avoiding the drop by moving out of the bottom two in the WEPL’s Glos & Wilts division for the first time this season following an excellent eight-wicket home success over high-flying Lechlade.
The visitors, who won the toss, struggled to reach 148 as skipper Rich Trotman (4-21), Dan Davis (3-23) and Josh Slade (3-42) made inroads after a tight spell from Luke Davis (0-31 from ten).
Thornbury then eased to the points and a second successive win as Kyp Bridgen and Slade both finished unbeaten on 51, sharing a partnership of 118.
Rockhampton are still in the promotion mix after defeating fellow challengers Cheltenham by 16 runs.
A century opening partnership between Matt Tyler (51) and Rowan Cartlidge (40) plus 36 from Will Tyler saw the Rams reach 192, Harry Arthur taking 5-35 from nine.
James Hancox (4-28) then made inroads while Will Cartlidge produced a spell of 2-15 from ten, dismissing top scorer Pete Woodland (67) and dangerman Kieran Smith.
Gloucester City Winget are now bottom after a 120-run thumping by Warminster.
In Premier Two Bristol & Somerset, there was also a second successive win for lowly Knowle who returned home with a notable three-wicket triumph at Bishopston under their belt.
The home side, who won the toss, struggled to 142 all out against Jack Weston (3-28 from seven), Habib Naqvi (2-23 from ten), George Brimble (2-25 from ten) and brother Joe (1-25 from eight).
Knowle were battling at 16-2 before former skipper Pete Solomon (28) and skipper Weston (26) steadied nerves ahead of Callum Nankervis (34 not) getting his side over the line.
There was a win for leaders Bedminster at home to Shapwick & Polden with Brislington losing at Weston-super-Mare.
Downend moved up to fourth in Premier One as Praful Waghela and Patrick Grieshaber both scored centuries in a 13-run victory at Clevedon.
Waghela was out for 116 from 90 balls (16 fours) in a stand of 225 while Grieshaber followed for 136 from 134 deliveries (17 fours) in a total of 322-7.
Bristol remain third despite a 100-run defeat away to Taunton who started the day bottom of the table while champions and pacesetters Frocester were ten-run victors against Corsham.
Winterbourne, who are second in Bristol & North Somerset, won by five wickets at Midsomer Norton, teenage spinner Ben Parker (3-36) and veteran Jon Oakes (70 not) starring.
Claverham stay top courtesy of a 104-run win away to Twyford House, Bristol 2nds lost their big derby against Bath 2nds and Frenchay romped to a target of 244 away to neighbours Stapleton in less than 37 overs thanks to Matt Taylor’s unbeaten 103 which included 17 fours and a six.
Only 16 points separate the top three in the Gloucestershire division which is now led by Cheltenham Civil Service, 34-run victors at Dumbleton.
Captain Craig Baker was the star of the show with an unbeaten 107 from 154 balls (12 fours) while George Leadbeater followed up with 4-40 from 8.5 overs.
Tewkesbury thumped Stroud by nine wickets, Chipping Sodbury overcame Frocester 2nds by four wickets, and there were also wins for Hatherley & Reddings and bottom side Lydney.