HAMBROOK and Nailsea will play off for the Division One title on the last Saturday of the season after both clubs assured themselves of promotion with wins in the Cricketer’s Warehouse Bristol & District League.
Nailsea were 78-run victors at relegated Old Down and are now seven points behind leadersHambrook who tied with next-door neighbours Winterbourne 2nds.
Louis Martin (34) and Tyler Johansson (27) top scored as the home side struggled to 130 all out in a game reduced to 40 overs per side because of storm weather.
Rob Corin (35) and Mike Burgess (34) then put Winterbourne in control despite the efforts of Johansson (3-9 from eight) before Mark Dyer was introduced into the attack.
He took two wickets in his first over and then in the final over claimed the final wicket to tie the game, wicketkeeper James Wigzell holding on to a top edge as Dyer finished with 5-26.
Third-placed Bradley Stoke were 48-run home winners over Old Bristolians Westbury, Steve Davis hitting 56 while Balaji Srini took 4-15 from five.
They are still on the same number of points as Dyrham & Hinton who thumped Bristol YMCA by seven wickets. Jason Hendy claimed 6-36 from eight as YMCA were dismissed for only 83.
Frampton Cotterell dismissed Lansdown 2nds for 116, Oli Morris finishing with 5-28 while Sam Coleman’s brave 38 could not then save the South Gloucestershire side from a five-run reverse.
In the Senior Division, Pak Bristolians and Chew Magna ensured that they will both finish in the top two and qualify for promotion to WEPL.
Haroon Mustafa (3-12) helped dismiss Congresbury for 129 ahead of Pak Bristolians completing an eight-wicket victory.
They are 14 points ahead of Chew who were 82-run home winners against Downend 2nd.
Pak Bristolians complete their programme away to Shirehampton while Chew are away to relegated Almondsbury.
Clevedon 2nds closed in on the Division Two title after overcoming Bedminster 2nds by 150 runs.
Coalpit Heath, in second, reduced the gap to eight points with a 64-run triumph at Cleeve, Dayfdd Nicholas (79 not) and Aaron Neal (3-15 from nine) both starring.
Cleeve slipped into the relegation zone as rivals Bishopston 2nds defeated Hanham by seven wickets, opener Rich Hobson top scoring on 42.
Bitton ensured the Division Three championship with a 65-run home win against Hampset while Bristol Pakistanis will finish second following their 161-run home thumping of West United.
Bath 3rds are the winners of Division Five following their seven-wicket home defeat of Pakistani Express but Pucklechurch remain in relegation trouble after a 40-run setback away to Woodpeckers.