PAINSWICK sealed the Division One championship in the Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League and promotion to WEPL after completing their season with a 125-run victory at Apperley.
Skipper Jack Hobbis, batting at eight, top scored on 61 in his side’s challenge of 280-9 before following up with a return of 3-28 from nine to ensure Painswick could not be caught at the top.
Corse & Staunton ensured they finished second and also go up by brushing past Chipping Sodbury by 128 runs, skipper Tim Dannatt setting the tone with 140 off 100 balls (18 fours, six sixes).
And third place went to Poulton following their 91-run home triumph against bottom side Westbury-on-Severn, Nick Bale bagging 4-34 from nine.
Division Two champions Thornbury 2nds chased down a target of 270 away to their Chipping Sodbury counterparts thanks to Josh Slade (93) and opener Josh Riggs (64).
The runners-up slot went to Gloucester AIW Sports who held off Woodmancote by 13 runs and booked a return to the top flight after one season, Hamza Bham top scoring on 62 and Ahmedi Saleh finishing with 4-32 from nine.
Aston Ingham, meanwhile, won Division Three to make it two promotions in two years, concluding another highly successful campaign with an eight-wicket victory at lowly Stone.
Newcomers Chipping Campden finished ten points behind in second place. Opener Sam Nicholls (92) and Rob Sipthorp (79) powered Chippy to 293-8 away to Tetbury before Ian Harrison (4-16 from four) wrapped up a 34-run triumph.
Also going up for a second year in a row are Langford who finished 49 points clear at the top of Division Four after breezing in by eight wickets at Witcombe.
Runners-up Great Rissington held their nerve for a one-run win at Newent. Mike Scarrott top scored with an unbeaten 58 in the visitors’ 181 and then finished with 2-27 from nine in an exciting finish.
Dymock wriggled out of the bottom two with a six-wicket home victory over fellow strugglers Gloucester City Winget 2nds, Harry Wise standing tall with an unbeaten 76.
Division Five champions Birdlip & Brimpsfield ended their campaign on a high note by dispatching Corse & Staunton 2nds by five wickets, Jitesh Thammisetti top scoring on 63 to help his side bounce straight back after relegation.
Also making an immediate return to Division Four are Dumbleton 2nds who trumped King Stanley by ten wickets, Paul Engelbrecht and Ryan Kilmister nabbing three wickets apiece.
Cirencester 2nds and Charlton Kings 2nds, last season’s Division Seven champions and runners up, respectively, repeated the trick in Division Six.
Mike Howell (71) and Will Mason (60) paved the way for Ciren to crush Upton St Leonards by 193 runs.
And Kings were 43-run victors away to Kingsholm 2nds, Sathish Guruvappan capturing 5-18 from nine.
Division Seven newcomers Cricklade and Hardwicke made an instant impression by finishing first and second, respectively.
Cricklade piled up 303-6 away to Bourton Vale 2nds before Tom Davies (5-18) struck to ensure a 101-run victory while Hardwicke cruised in by ten wickets at Woodmancote 2nds, Ben Hopkins taking 3-11 from five and then compiling an unbeaten 56.
All promotions and relegations will be confirmed later this month.