IAN Cockbain took Downend to the top of Premier One in the West of England Premier League with a second successive century, smashing 131 not out to ensure a six-wicket win at Potterne.
The Gloucestershire star finished with 18 fours and seven sixes in his 103-ball innings, adding 128 for the second wicket with Jack Penn (58) as the visitors reached their target of 242 with ten overs in hand.
Cockbain, who hit 103 the week before against Bedminster, came to the wicket with Downend at 9-2 but soon turned the game around.
Bristol are up to third following to a seven-wicket home victory against previous leaders Clevedon who were bowled out for 94 after winning the toss.
Tommy Probert (3-19), Ralph Hardwick (3-21, both from seven) and Dan Jones (2-38 from ten) enjoyed the conditions before opener James Bracey (53) saw Bristol to the points.
Promoted Bedminster tied at home to Bridgwater.
Gloucestershire spinner Tom Smith (5-40) and Kiwi Richard Sillars (3-41, both from ten) restricted Bridgwater to 213-9.
Bedminster then came desperately close to a first win, 18-year-old George Drissell top scoring with a patient 62 while Tom Pugsley (pictured) added a quick-fire 35 as the game finished all square after the home side needed seven from the final over and three from the last ball to win.
Bedminster remain bottom of the table but took 13 points to remain in touch with Frocester who recorded their first win, overcoming Corsham by 83 runs, while champions Bath were 124-run home victors against Lechlade.
Cheltenham, meanwhile, stretched their 100 per cent record to four outings with a last-ball three-wicket victory at Thornbury.
Opener Dan Davis (86) led the home side to 241, George Pritchard capturing 4-62, before Kieran Smith’s 104 kept Cheltenham top in a tight finish.
Rockhampton were edged out by 38 runs at Biddestone while Hatherley & Reddings came up 39 runs short at Burbage & Easton Royal, and Gloucester City Winget went down by five wickets at Westbury.
Gloucestershire Academy all-rounder Dom Hooper, meanwhile, hit his maiden WEPL century (102) for Claverham in Premier Two Bristol/Somerset, and team-mate Ryan Thorpe crashed 114 in an unbroken stand of 195 against Taunton who went on to seal a four-wicket win with two balls remaining.
Bishopston are up to third thanks a four-wicket home success against Taunton Deane that featured a return of 4-32 from Kiwi all-rounder Jacob Duffy and Jamie Tapper’s 87.
Winterbourne went top of Bristol & North Somerset thanks to an impressive 118-run home victory against Bath 2nds, opener Ben Slade slamming 112 and captain George Ford capturing 5-27.
Brislington, who started the day in pole, went down by 103 runs at Midsomer Norton while Bristol 2nds remain third despite a five-run reverse away to neighbours Old Bristolians Westbury.
Knowle clinched their first victory of the campaign, a two-wicket home last-ball triumph against newcomers Pak Bristolians. And Stapleton lost by 38 runs away to Chew Magna.
Frocester 2nds are four from four at the top of the Gloucestershire Division after opener Callum Gegg top scored with 116 in a 147-run home success against Cheltenham Civil Service, Dan Huxstep grabbing 4-13 from six.
Tom Horrell’s unbeaten 101 guided Stroud to a nine-wicket victory at Bourton Vale while Corse & Staunton got off the mark with a thrilling one-wicket win away to Dumbleton.
Jack Brixey (146) and Freddie Humphries (97 not) shone in Tewkesbury’s 123-run home triumph against Apperley and Tom Fullalove (5-51) steered Cirencester to an 11-run victory at Chipping Sodbury.