CHELTENHAM made it three from three at the top of the WEPL’s Premier Two Glos/Wilts division with a 93-run home success against Biddestone which featured a battling half century from Jeremy Duncan.
The opener top scored with 53 from 103 balls, striking only two boundaries, but his efforts helped Cheltenham reach 177 all out.
And that target proved to be well out of reach as Liam Walker (3-20 from nine), Luke Sellers (3-28 from 8.5 overs) and Mike Kelly (2-18 from nine) all found a testing line and length.
Thornbury are up to fifth after a six-wicket win away to Gloucester City Winget.
The home side were rushed out for 70 by Luke Davis (3-24 from ten), brother Dan (3-29 from eight), Tom Bradley (2-6 from five) and Danny Slade (2-10 from 3.3).
Thornbury were struggling at 19-4 before Josh Slade (38) and Vishal Mamgai (16) wrapped up the points.
Rockhampton, were also in trouble at 24-3 chasing 186 at home to Burbage & Easton Royal before brothers Will (88) and Matt (63) shared an unbroken partnership of 162 to seal the win with almost four overs to spare.
Guy Brothwood (4-33 from nine) and Jamie Wakefield (2-25 from ten) earlier shone with the ball for the home side.
Hatherley & Redding slipped up by four wickets at home to Chippenham, opener Richard Boroughs top scoring on 31.
In Premier One, Jack Ellison smashed an unbeaten 49 from 39 balls (four fours, four sixes) and then claimed 5-21 from only 4.4 overs to clinch Bristol a 37-run home win against Bridgwater.
Gloucestershire’s Gareth Roderick earlier top scored with 57 for Bristol while across the city county team-mate Ian Cockbain hammered 103 to help Downend to a 136-run home success against Bedminster.
Cockbain’s innings, off only 73 balls, featured 12 fours and five sixes, while there were also half centuries from opener Brandon Gilmour and Dan Lezar before Callum Loud walloped 34 from just 12 balls – including five sixes – to ensure a powerful total of 301-8 from a weather-affected 43 overs.
New Zealand paceman Rich Sillars (4-51 from nine) was the leading bowler for Bedminster who went on to suffer a third successive defeat, captain skipper Matt Jackson (5-26 from nine) and Callum Gregory (4-34) proving too difficult to handle.
Frocester, last season’s runners-up, suffered a third successive setback, going down by four wickets at home to champions Bath.
In Bristol & North Somerset, Winterbourne are up to second after Harry Blackwell hit 55 and finished with 4-39 from eight in a 65-run win at Stapleton.
Pak Bristolians are off the mark at the third attempt after holding their nerve for an eight-run home victory against fellow newcomers Chew Magna.
Syed Shah (33), opener Toheed Hamid (32) and Ghulam Shabir (29) saw the home side to a 30-over total of 179-7 which proved to be just enough, skipper Haroon Mustafa capturing the crucial wicket of Stuart Watson for 55.
Frocester 2nds, meanwhile, worked hard to stretch their 100 per cent record to three outings, trumping Corse & Staunton by two wickets.
Mat Dudfield’s 50 saw Corse to a total of 197, Angus Gegg (3-38) shining before Will Helmke (65) and Ash Davis (45) shone for Frocester, Dan Cave adding an important unbeaten 34.
Also three from three are Cheltenham Civil Service who overcame Chipping Sodbury by 63 runs, George Leadbetter taking 4-10 from nine after Nick Wake (6-45) had earlier struck for the visitors.
Craig Baldwin (6-13) and Ross Martin (4-18) reduced Apperley to 31 all out and a ten-wicket humbling against Dumbleton, while Will Mason’s 95 was a highlight of Cirencester’ 118-run success against Bourton Vale and Tewkesbury edged Stroud by 14 runs.