Week Two Gloucestershire County League round-up
SKIPPER Lee Driver-Dickerson and 14-year-old son George shared an opening stand of 196 for Frampton-on-Severn who romped in by 175 runs at home to Slaughters United in Division Three of the Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League.
George, a member of the Gloucestershire Under-14 Development squad, was first out, for 73 – his highest ever score in men’s cricket while Lee eventually perished for 86 in a commanding total of 315-4 which was also boosted by Nick Peacey’s unbeaten 54 off only 34 balls.
The Driver-Dickersons, though, weren’t finished making an impact as Lee went on to claim 5-37, his victims including a stumping claimed by George!
The visitors folded from 81-0 to 140 all out despite the terrific efforts of opener Andy Phillips who was the last man to be dismissed, for 87, by Lee, Kieran Lawrence also weighing in with 3-47.
Leaders at this early stage are Aston Ingham who overwhelmed Frocester 3rds by 202 runs.
There were half centuries from opener Dave Skyrme, Dave Armstrong and Tim Dulson before Paul O’Neill led the charge with the ball, bagging 3-12.
Woodpeckers also made it two from two thanks to a seven-wicket home success against Stone, Ed Bressington finishing with 5-36.
Painswick continued their strong start in Division One by overwhelming Cam by eight wickets, Jack Hobbis bagging 4-6 and David Boon 4-17.
There was a second success for Apperley who were four-wicket victors at Westbury-on-Severn, Dave Means taking 3-23 from nine.
Skipper Jamie Rendell’s unbeaten 39 saw Chipping Sodbury to a four-wicket home win against Charlton Kings while captain Tim Dannatt’s 87 helped set up a 150-run home success for Corse & Staunton against Redmarley and Paul Morris (5-26 from nine) was the hero as Lydney edged Poulton by 41 runs.
In Division Two, Keith Knight (4-12 from eight) helped wrap up a 190-run trouncing for Shurdington at home to Chipping Sodbury 2nds while Josh Riggs’ 74 put Thornbury 2nds on course for a five-wicket home win over Cinderford St Johns.
Jason Gore (74) and Lewis Lincoln-Gordon (36) shared an unbroken stand of 95 to see Woodmancote to a five-wicket home triumph against Oldlands.
Derek Townsend blasted 109 off just 49 balls (14 fours, seven sixes) for Fairford who cruised to a four-wicket victory in Division Four at Newent.
And skipper Tom Stevens was another centurion with 104 off 119 balls (16 fours) for Langford, 118-run winners at home to Dymock.
Alastair Maxwell’s all-bowled hat-trick could not prevent Cheltenham Civil Service 2nds suffering a four-wicket home reverse against Tewkesbury 2nds while Mike Duester’s return of 5-16 set up Great Rissington’s six-wicket home triumph against Witcombe.
Henry Garner finished with 4-31 for Corse & Staunton 2nds who eased in by nine wickets away to their Gloucester AIW Sports counterparts in Division Five.
And Chris Williams turned in a terrific all-round effort for Sheepscombe & Bisley, taking 4-41 and then finishing unbeaten on 92 in the nine-wicket home defeat of Haresfield Gladiators.