BRISTOL YMCA maintained their strong start to life in the Martin Berrill Bristol & District League’s Senior Division with a nine-wicket pounding of Keynsham 2nds.
Opener Tom Kennedy was bowled for 99 as Keynsham reached 221-5 but the target was well within range as Tayyab Riaz (125 not) and Romesh Tenuwera (58) shared an opening partnership of 153.
Gareth Griffiths secured his second six-wicket haul of the summer as unbeaten Old Bristolians Westbury made it six from six at the top of the table.
The veteran seamer finished with 6-38 from seven to leave home side Nailsea eight runs short of their target in a tight contest.
Earlier, Jake Wyllie (49) and Rupert Swetman (48) top scored in the visitors’ 210-8, Jack Smith capturing 3-31 from nine.
It was just as close at Claverham where Shirehampton completed a low-scoring eight-run triumph while Clevedon 2nds trumped Chew Magna by 58 runs, John Bachelor unbeaten on 97.
In-form opener Tom Laver continued to be among the runs with an unbeaten 124 for Bradley Stoke who trumped Coalpit Heath by 89 runs.
Division One pacesetters Whitchurch suffered a first setback when they slipped to a five-wicket defeat away to Winterbourne 2nds, James Williams claiming 3-36 and then top scoring with an unbeaten 62.
Pak Bristolians suffered a 33-run loss at Portishead, and opener Jake Luffman’s 71 helped spur Knowle 2nds to a three-wicket win at home to Bristol Pakistanis.
There were three wickets each for Joe Tolman and Phil Jackson who helped pave the way for Downend 2nds to defeat Almondsbury by five wickets, skipper Ollie Ralph and Mahadi Saleem also weighing in with half centuries.
In Division Two, leaders Bath 3rds were six-wicket winners at Bitton while Brislington 2nds remain second following a 37-run win away to Bohemians.
Division Three leaders Pakistani Express defeated Failand & Portbury by 72 runs, Junaid Khan top scoring on 44 before Syed Zaidi captured 4-28 from nine.
Mike Clements carried his bat for 65 as Wrington went down by 96 runs at home to Bristol Sri Lankans in Division Six.
Sasindu Rathnayake top scored on 68 in the visitors’ 265 all out, Jake Buckley claiming 3-52, before Clements held off Shehan Somaratna (4-17) and Jevan Shanmugavel (2-15).