PAK Bristolians returned to the top of the Cricketer’s Warehouse Bristol & District’s Senior Division following a four-wicket victory against Bristol Asians just as Chew Magna, who started the day in pole position, lost by 85 runs at home to Shirehampton.
Opener Shazil Mustfafa (107 not) and father Haroon (5-37) were key figures in Pak Bristolians’ triumph while Adam Fidoe (5-25 from nine) and Andre Hoggard (4-35 from eight) struck in Shire’s success.
Hambrook and Nailsea, the top two teams in Division One, moved clear of their rivals wth three more rounds of games to go.
Hambrook surged to 353-5 against Old Bristolians 2nds who were then skittled for 103.
Teenager Louis Martin led the charge for the home team with an unbeaten 96 from only 41 balls (eight fours, six sixes) with Edin Ahmed (93), James Wigzell (46) and Tyler Johansson (45) also making hay.
Johansson (3-7 from five), Richard Dyer (2-13 from six) and Adrian Kislingbury (2-30) then shone with the ball. Nailsea, meanwhile, were four-wicket home victors against Dyrham & Hinton.
Bristol YMCA’s promotion hopes were hit with a 70-run setback at home to Lansdown 2nds despite the efforts of Rich Williams (4-32).
In Division Two, Simon George’s maiden century could not save Bishopston 2nds from a six-wicket home reverse against Blagdon for whom Tom Coles smashed an unbeaten 144 from only 65 balls.
Leaders Clevedon 2nds went down by five wickets at Whitchurch but stay top although Coalpit Heath moved up to second with a 49-run win away to Knowle 2nds, Dafydd Nicholas unbeaten 129 from 121 balls (19 fours, two sixes).
Brislington 2nds remain in contention after overcoming Hanham by five wickets, Jon Rogers (6-17 from nine) and Paul Hamblin (4-27 from eight) sharing the wickets.
Bitton stay on top of Division Three despite a 28-run home defeat against third-placed West United for whom Sivathas hit 29 and took 4-30 from nine.
Bristol Pakistanis 2nds, in second, thumped St Mary Redcliffe by 172 runs, Adnan Cheema (82) and Malik Haroon (63) shining before Ajit Bagadi (4-31) and Raheel Mahmood (4-38) struck.
In Division Four, Andy Williams (128) and Sam Millard (95 not) put on 227 for the second wicket for Stapleton 2nds before Jack Clench ran through the Bristol West Indians & Phoenix 2nds’ innings with a superb haul of 5-11, including a hat-trick.