Week Two Bristol & District round-up

DAN Laver (4-41) and Richard Metcalfe (3-32) starred for Bradley Stoke who recorded a 31-run win away to Old Bristolians Westbury in the Senior Division of the Martin Berrill Bristol & District League.

Matt Peach (65) and Ashley Baber (58 not) earlier made their mark in the visitors’ challenge of 225-5.

Reuben Reid was 56 not out in Bristol West Indian Phoenix’s 83-run home victory against Coalpit Heath, Duval Pierre reducing the visitors to 12-5 thanks to a fine burst of 3-8 from nine.

Ben Stoddart’s excellent figures of 5-16 from nine helped bowl out Shirehampton for 93, setting up Frenchay’s nine-wicket success as Mike Donaldson (pictured) hit 54.

Only two teams remain unbeaten after the first two rounds of matches.

Nailsea overcame Portishead by six wickets while Timsbury overcame Pak Bristolians by six wickets.

In Division One, Mike Perham thumped 82 plus there was a return of 3-17 from Andy Parkinson for Almondsbury who closed out a 103-run victory away to Keynsham 2nds.

Winterbourne 2nds, needing 248, completed a five-wicket victory away to Whitchurch, opener Mark Frost hitting 75.

Ryan Watts, a new signing from Pucklechurch, top scored on 50 for Hambrook who eased in by 97 runs at home to Hanham.

Lee Dyer was unbeaten on 47 for Hambrook with brother Richard (3-18) also shining, along with Adrian Kislingbury (3-24) and Mitch Vardy (2-34).

Opener George Russell hit 111 off 115 balls (15 fours, one six) for Bedminster 2nds who trumped their Old Bristolians Westbury counterparts by 143 runs in Division Two.

Bedminster reached 254-9, Jack Harvey taking 5-41, before the visitors were all out for 111, Lewis Mason claiming 3-25.

Skipper Urfan Malik (4-45) plus opener Nadeem Ahmed (50) and Adnan Cheema (46) were the heroes in Bristol Pakistanis’ five-wicket win against Knowle 2nds while Brendan Foreman’s 60 and a return of 3-25 from nine by Oli Morris helped Frampton Cotterell to a 25-run victory against Bishopston 2nds.

In Division Three, St Mary Redcliffe held their nerve for a one-wicket home success against Failand & Portbury, Ash Hall weighing in with an unbeaten 69 after Amul Desai had earlier taken 4-27.