BEN Holloway finished with the excellent figures of 5-3 from only three overs as he rushed Cam to a 192-run pounding of Thornbury 2nds in Division Two of the Bank House Gloucestershire County League.
Peter Hall weighed in with 3-4 from 4.1 overs and there were also two wickets for George Dolling as the visitors were shot out for only 60.
Cam, who had lost the toss, earlier piled up 252-6 with skipper Adam Holloway (65 not) and Alex Ballard (63) making a strong impression.
The result puts Cam in pole position at this early stage, five points clear of their opponents on Saturday – Hatherley & Reddings 2nds who thumped their Chipping Sodbury counterparts by 84 runs, Mark Bateman unbeaten on 81 while there was a haul of 3-34 from Dan Midwinter.
Also two from two are Tetbury who held their nerve for a one-run home victory over Cinderford St John.
Jamie Ponting top scored with an unbeaten 38 in Tetbury’s 159-8, Mark Roberts and Julian Kibble taking three wickets apiece.
And Saints then came up just short, Matt Jackson left high and dry on 33 as Mark Schumm (3-32 from nine) and Simon Baverstock (2-16) ran through the tail.
Dave Brookes (63 not) and opener Brad Thomas (59 not) saw Oldlands to an eight-wicket victory away to Gloucester City Winget 2nds. And Sam Denning’s 88 was a highlight of Poulton’s 100-run home triumph over Stone.
Ross Tominey’s superb figures of 6-25 proved to be in vain for Kingsholm who suffered a 79-run home setback in Division One against early leaders Painswick for whom Simon Taylor (3-10), Jack Hobbis (3-25) and James Harber (3-37) also shone with the ball.
Also two from two are Lydney who returned from Westbury-on-Severn with a 31-run success while Jonny Hardman (3-23) and Mark Tucker (3-31) bowled Charlton Kings to a 41-run victory at Redmarley.
Nick Evans (55 not) rushed Cheltenham 2nds to a nine-wicket home triumph over Gloucester AIW Sports, and Ben Sidney-Jones was in fine form with bat and ball for Woodmancote, top scoring on 64 and following up with a haul of 3-21 in a five-run win against Cranham for whom Charlie Overs captured 5-28.
Rockhampton 2nds are two from two in Division Three following a four-run victory at Lydney 2nds, Rob Belbin contributing 57 and James Hancox finishing with 5-26 from nine.
Woodpeckers are top by four points after overcoming Slaughters United by 172 runs, Andy Ruxton (80), Dave Cockburn (72 not) and Jack Taylor (63) all in form.
Chris White (4-28 from nine) and Keith Knight (3-5 from four) bowled Shurdington to a 59-run home victory against Newent while there were also wins for Frampton-on-Severn and Ullenwood Bharat for whom opener Mahesh Shetty thumped 105 against Frocester 3rds.
In Division Four, opener Nitin Shetty’s superb unbeaten 78 took Birdlip & Brimpsfield to a four-wicket win away to Lechlade 2nds while Richard Williams played the same role in Dymock’s four-wicket home success against Fairford, dropping anchor for an unbeaten 93 which proved to be the difference between the sides.
Opener Alex Waring’s 74 was crucial to Minchinhampton’s four-wicket home triumph against Sheepscombe in Division Five, and Tom Jenkinson top scored on 74 in a 26-run win for King’s Stanley away to Painswick 2nds.
There were two tight finishes in Division Seven, including a tie between Charfield and Cam 2nds.
Tom Hancock (4-41) starred as Charfield were pegged back to 172 all out while Mike Colburn (3-27) and Charlie Walwin (0-7 from nine) then shone for the home side as the points were shared.
Charlton Kings 2nds, meanwhile, were last-ball one-wicket home victors against Oaksey, openers Graeme Werry (79) and John Watkins (61) top scoring.