MIKE Toolis enjoyed a day to remember with bat and then ball as Lydney stunned leaders Apperley by 93 runs in Division One of the Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League.
The all-rounder top scored on 69 as his side worked their way to a total of 216-9, Jorgen Pettenburger returning 4-38 off seven. And Toolis followed up with a fabulous return of 6-10 from seven as Apperley folded to 123 all out.
The village side are now 21 points clear of Thornbury 2nds who overcame bottom side Gloucester AIW Sports by eight wickets, Josh Slade thumping 71.
Cheltenham 2nds were six-wicket victors at Charlton Kings while Mason Poole grabbed 4-24 to pave the way for Chipping Sodbury to overcome Redmarley by five wickets and Nick Farrar’s patient 75 was a highlight of Kingsholm’s 52-run triumph at Poulton.
Division Two leaders Cam chased down a target of 296 at Cinderford St John for a six-wicket win, skipper Ryan Malpass (100 not) and Ed Paddock (82 not) the stars. Earlier, Ed Ruck was unbeaten on 107 for Saints.
Shurdington kept the pressure on with a five-wicket win at Hatherley & Reddings 2nds, and opener Shafiq Khan’s 55 helped Aston Ingham past Ullenwood Bharat by six wickets.
It was much closer at Oldlands where Westbury-on-Severn squeezed in by one wicket. Opener Nick Grove (99) top scored for the home side while captain Greg Artus (62) and Dan Anderson (51) led Westbury’s charge with Ian Dunn adding a crucial unbeaten 33.
Langford, the Division Three pacesetters, were six-wicket victors at Tetbury while nearest rivals Hawkesbury Upton romped in by nine wickets chasing 235 at Cranham.
It was much tighter at Great Rissington who emerged one-wicket victors over Woodpeckers with just one ball to spare, captain George Garratt top scoring on 71.
Dan Halsey’s spell of 5-42 was in vain for Frampton-on-Severn who lost by 15 runs at Rockhampton and Frocester 3rds edged Chipping Sodbury 2nds by seven wickets.
Birdlip & Brimpsfield defeated Division Four leaders Bourton Vale 2nds by 68 runs, opener Andy Downes thumping 105, while second-placed Newent cruised in by 221 runs at home to Lydney 2nds as Matt Conolly and Jack Devries both claimed four wickets.
Will Bowers’ 125 (19 fours, three sixes) was a highlight of Fairford’s 109-run triumph at Dymock while Dumbleton 2nds beat Stone by six wickets and Tewkesbury 2nds were seven-wicket home victors over their Cheltenham Civil Service counterparts.
In Division Five, captain Ian Robson led from the front with 100 in Corse & Staunton 2nds’ five-wicket home success over Cirencester 2nds.
Haresfield Gladiators are out of the bottom two thanks to a one-wicket home win over Gloucester 2nds but King’s Stanley remain last after a 60-run home setback against Sheepscombe.
Charlton Kings 2nds trumped Minchinhampton by two wickets while leaders Cheltenham 3rds overcame Witcombe by three wickets, Ben Markwick finishing with 5-20.
Angelo Rigali bagged 6-25 for Division Six pacesetters Cricklade in a 76-run success over Upton St Leonards while Dom Jones (106 not) led Churchdown to an eight-wicket victory at Apperley 2nds.
Whitminster’s lead at the top of Division Seven was trimmed after a 54-run reverse away to Westbury-on-Severn 2nds for whom opener Francis Stirrup batted all 45 overs for his unbeaten 119.
Captain Jim Fannon was another opener to impress with 104 in Tormarton’s 97-run win away to Hatherley & Reddings 3rds while Nick Jayne’s 122 paved the way for Ruardean Hill to overwhelm Painswick 2nds by 86 runs.