BRISTOL West Indians & Phoenix consolidated third place in the Senior Division of the Cricketer’s Warehouse Bristol & District League thanks to a six-wicket home success against Timsbury, Vishal Mangai taking 5-20 from seven ahead of former captain James Pearson compiling an unbeaten 103 from 108 deliveries (16 fours).
Finish of the day came in Division One at Golden Hill where Bristol YMCA, top at the start of the day, suffered a five-run defeat against Hambrook who are now second.
Brothers Tom (52) and Ben Milsom (42) had helped put YMCA within five runs of victory but the home side folded from 174-5 to 177 all out, losing three wickets to run outs as pressure built.
Earlier, stand-in captain Tyler Johansson top scored on 38 for the visitors with Chris Millett adding a late but important unbeaten 34 in a total of 182-9.
Dyrham & Hinton stay fourth after a three-wicket home victory overf Frampton Cotterell for whom Luke Baker’s 111 featured 15 fours and four sixes.
Reece Packer bagged 4-28 from seven and Graeme Webb 3-28 before Webb (45) and Ben Short (37 not) led the charge with the bat.
Opener Matt Peach supplied 111 (17 fours and a six) while there were three wickets apiece from Dan Laver and Lee Prinsloo in Bradley Stoke’s 78-run win away to local rivals Old Down..
Brislington 2nds continued to close in on the runners-up spot in Division Two with a 67-run home victory against Bedminster 2nds, Matt Henley finishing with 5-10 from 3.5 overs.
Coalpit Heath kept the heat on with a two-wicket triumph at Blagdon where Jack Williams took 5-15.
Ben Jefferis, meanwhile, hit the stumps five times, finishing with 5-12 from a testing nine-over spell, Bitton edged closer towards the Division Three title with a ten-run win at Bohemians who began the day in second place.
Opener Asim Mujawar dominated Bitton’s total of 188 with 112 (12 fours, three sixes) before brothers Pete (35) and Chris O’Farrell (27) led the Bohs reply.
Bohemians are now third, 18 points behind Bristol Pakistanis who trumped bottom side Claverham 2nds by six wickets, Aqeel Ahmed taking 4-21.