BRADLEY Stoke moved off the bottom of the Bristol & District’s Senior Division with a tremendous ten-wicket away win over high-flying Nailsea.
In one of the few games to overcome the weather, Richard Metcalfe struck with 4-1 for the South Gloucestershire outfit as Nailsea were bowled out for 114.
Because of rain, Bradley Stoke were then set a revised target of 89 from 35 overs and cruised to the points thanks to Balaji Srini (44) and Tom Laver (24).
It was a good day too for fellow relegation battlers Coalpit Heath who also sprang a surprise, stunning pacesetters Frenchay by five wickets in another rain-hit clash.
There were three wickets apiece for Tom Williams and Khalid Ali as Frenchay battled to 114 all out, Keanan Mitchell top scoring on 29.
Heath then reached a revised target of 51 in 20 overs with plenty to spare.
Frenchay (220) remain top with Bristol West Indian Phoenix (212) now second and Nailsea (194) third.
There was only one result in Division One, Clevedon 2nds moving up to second from third thanks to a 33-run success at home to their Winterbourne counterparts.
Third-placed Bristol YMCA were 108-4 away to leaders Keynsham 2nds when play had to be abandoned.
And that means it’s still wide open between Keynsham (348), Clevedon (342) and YMCA (333).
Bedminster 2nds cruised in by six wickets at home to Frampton Cotterell to move within touching distance of the Division Two title.
Alex Broomsgrove’s 63 was the highlight of Frampton’s 163-5 from 32 overs ahead of Bedminster, again because of the weather, being set a target of 112 off 22, Chris McCormack (32 not) leading the way.
In Division Five, PR Royals are still in with an outside chance of the title after seeing off Abbots Leigh by 58 runs.
Muhammad Waqas made crucial contributions with bat and the ball, hitting 27 in his side’s challenge of 127 and following up with a burst of 3-24 from nine as Abbots Leigh came up short.
Leaders Bristol Lions remain a long way clear despite being washed out after reaching 167 all out at home to Bristol 3rds.