HAMBROOK returned to the top of Division One in the Cricketer’s Warehouse Bristol& District League after an 82-run home win over Frampton Cotterell achieved as neighbours Winterbourne 2nds defeated previous leaders Nailsea.
Opener James Wigzell (56), Edin Ahmed (39), Tyler Johansson (32) and Richard Dyer (30) took Hambrook to 230-8 against Frampton who were bowled out for 148 as Johansson bagged 4-17 from nine and George Weston 3-33.
There are four more rounds of games to go and any number of permutations still apply but it could all come down to the final day of the season when Hambrook must visit Nailsea who suffered a four-wicket setback at Winterbourne.
The visitors reached 237-7 but Winterbourne chased down their target with a bit to spare, Ben Foxwell unbeaten on 86 while Phil Purnell added 42.
Bristol YMCA and Dyrham & Hinton, third and fourth at the start of play, both lost.
Bradley Stoke overcame YMCA by 35 runs thanks to Balaji Srini (6-32 struck). And Dyrham lost by one wicket against Lansdown IIs.
Dave Taylor (36) top scored in the village side’s 129 while Lansdown were then indebted to opener Robbie Holton’s patient unbeaten 36 which held up Reece Packer (4-24 from nine) and Taylor who also took 3-23.
Chew Magna are back in front of the Senior Division after overcoming Keynsham 2nds by six wickets, making the most of a slip-up by Pak Bristolians who suffered a four-wicket reverse at Timsbury.
Struggling Almondsbury recorded just their second win of the summer, chasing 261 away to Downend 2nds.
Chris Binnie, Richard Pandya and Oli Ralph all hit 50s to put the home side in a strong position, Andy Taylor claiming 3-24. But Mike Perham (87 not) then led the visitors to a bagful of much-needed points.
Blagdon were one-wicket victors at Hanham with only two deliveries to spare.
Blagdon were on the back foot at 18-3 before rallying despite the efforts of the Robbins family as father Steve (1-27 from six), daughter Mollie (1-17 from seven) and son Ross (3-31 from 8.4) all made their mark.
Division Three pacesetters Bitton marched on with a 68-run home win against St Mary Redcliffe which was dominated by opener Asim Mujawar (112) and Josh Coombes (68).
Bristol Pakistanis gained an important advantage in the battle for the second promotion place with a one-run home win against Bohemians who started the day third.
West United also remain in the frame after a six-wicket home triumph against Claverham 2nds which was based on the efforts of Rishiv Vij (4-11), Muhammad Mujahid (3-12) and Kalpit Patel (2-11).