SKIPPER Jordan Garrett blasted 104 off just 59 deliveries to help pave the way for Downend to crush champions Clevedon by 205 runs and make it three from three in the West of England Premier League.
Garrett, who was 20 during the week, smashed 12 fours and five sixes as the historic Bristol club piled up 350 all out after losing the toss.
Clevedon never got out of first gear with the bat and finished well short, Callum Loud claiming 3-28 while there were also two strikes apiece for seamers Bobby Naeem, Callum Gregory and Hamdi Saleem.
Bristol made it two in a row with a 47-run home victory over Bedminster, Gloucestershire’s Will Tavare contributing a battling 50 off 117 balls.
Newcomers Cheltenham though suffered a third straight loss, slipping by seven wickets at home to Bridgwater.
Relegated Frocester are off the mark in Premier Two Glos/Wilts thanks to a hard-earned two-wicket home triumph over Thornbury who were restricted to 184-9, Gloucestershire left-armer Chris Liddle claiming 2-17 from nine.
Stroud, though, are still looking for a first win following a four-wicket home reverse against Burbage & Easton Royal despite captain Tom Horrell’s 74.
Rockhampton suffered a first reverse in the Gloucestershire Division, coming up 41 runs short at home to Corse & Staunton who made it win number one as Matt Brown finished with 3-29 from ten.
Cirencester also tasted defeat for the first time as Hatherley & Reddings made it three from three with a 130-run win, Tom Hage unbeaten on 102 off 82 balls (11 fours and a six).
Mark Whitney’s 70 and a return of 4-33 from Charlie Garratt saw Bourton Vale to an eight-run home victory over Cheltenham Civil Service while opener Ankit Patel’s 107 off 117 (15 fours, two sixes) set up Gloucester’s 171-run home thumping of Tewkesbury.
Promoted Painswick defeated Frocester 2nds by four wickets, Jack Hobbis finishing with 4-31 from ten and Ross Martin hitting an unbeaten 71 against his former clubmates.
Gloucestershire’s Benny Howell marked his debut for Bishopston by top scoring on 62 in a 60-run home victory over Midsomer Norton in Premier Two Bristol/Somerset.
Promoted Winterbourne suffered a first setback, slipping to a 54-run defeat at Taunton Deane, Ben Slade hitting 36 for the visitors.
In Bristol & North Somerset, Ben Helps captured 6-31 to set up Frenchay’s five-wicket win at Timsbury.
Twyford House went down by two wickets at home to unbeaten Congresbury while top of the table at this early stage are Bristol 2nds who edged Knowle by 44 runs.
Orville Pennant (93) and Iraq Thomas (56) shared an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 172 to take Bristol West Indian Phoenix to a comfortable victory at Brislington.
And Stapleton opened their account with a comfortable six-wicket home triumph over Bath 2nds.