CAM stretched their unbeaten run to eight outings thanks to a comfortable 105-run home defeat of Woodmancote Saints to remain clear of the pack in Division Two of the Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League.
Opener James Seal (79) top scored in Cam’s 285 all out before Alex Ballard (3-37) and George Dolling (3-55) struck with the ball to dismiss Saints for 180.
Westbury-on-Severn moved up a place to third courtesy of a 122-run thumping of Cinderford St John, Neil Wyman and Dan Hockaday hitting half centuries, while an unbroken partnership of 138 between captain Raja Shahbaz (59) and Faisal Shah (68) could not save Ullenwood Bharat from a six-wicket reverse at Shurdington for whom Tom Knight (66) and Chris White (50) put on an unbeaten 148.
Mirza Mahmud (5-18) paved the way for Hatherley & Reddings 2nds to rock Aston Ingham by seven wickets, and Sam Groves’ 4-30 clinched a 102-run win for Chipping Campden over Oldlands.
Division One leaders Apperley overcame nearest rivals Thornbury 2nds by 17 runs while Kingsholm lost ground with a seven-wicket home defeat against Chipping Sodbury for whom opener Jake Reed compiled a patient 89.
Poulton breezed past Cheltenham 2nds by 103 runs, Lydney defeated Gloucester AIW Sports by 122 runs and Benny Ellis took 4-35 and hit 52 in Charlton Kings’ two-wicket success at Redmarley.
Langford, the Division Three pacesetters, eased past Rockhampton 2nds by seven wickets but second-placed Hawkesbury Upton slipped up by four wickets at home to Great Rissington.
Joe Selwood’s 74 was the highlight of Tetbury’s 41-run triumph at Chipping Sodbury 2nds while Matt Tuck hit 80 in Frocester 3rds’ four-wicket success away to Frampton-on-Severn and opener Tom Radcliffe was unbeaten on 80 as Woodpeckers trumped Cranham by seven wickets.
Newent stay second in Division Four despite a 35-run defeat at Fairford for whom Harvey New captured 4-29 from nine while leaders Bourton Vale 2nds cruised past their Tewkesbury counterparts by 137 runs.
It was closer at Cheltenham Civil Service 2nds who went down by 12 runs against Birdlip & Brimpsfield for whom captain George Smith (74) and opener Nitin Shetty (57) played key roles while there was also a burst of 4-34 by Trevor Holder.
James Field’s unbeaten 131 was in vain for Dymock as Dumbleton 2nds chased down a revised target for a five-wicket win, Tom Clarkson top scoring on 84, and Stone were five-wicket winners away to fellow strugglers Lydney 2nds.
Opener Shaun Page compiled 105 off 100 balls for Charlton Kings 2nds who brushed past King’s Stanley by 144 runs in Division Five while captain Alex Fisher led from the front with a return of 5-44 in Witcombe’s four-wicket victory away to Gloucester 2nds.
Sheepscombe’s Chris Williams was dismissed for 99 in a 190-run home victory over Minchinhampton.
Jamie Lait claimed 5-43 but still finished on the losing side as Chedworth slipped up by 40 runs at Division Six leaders Cricklade while skipper Rob Birch’s 101 for Apperley 2nds could not prevent an eight-wicket reverse away to their Stroud counterparts.
In Division Seven, Pars Ghadiali put the skids under Charfield with figures of 4-8, setting up a nine-wicket win for leaders Whitminster.