Week 11 results
DAN Hockaday hammered 107 and Greg Artus captured 5-36 as Westbury-on-Severn held their nerve to complete their first win of the season in Division One of the Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League, trumping fellow strugglers Apperley by 22 runs.
Hockaday, who faced 117 balls and struck 11 fours and three sixes, totally dominated Westbury’s challenge of 201, Elliot Hayward and Hugh Leeke taking three wickets apiece.
And Artus then took centre stage with the ball as Apperley folded from 121-3 to 179 all out, Hockaday again making his presence felt with a fine spell of 2-23 from nine.
Westbury, who lost their first ten matches of the season, remain bottom of the table but have closed the gap on their relegation rivals with seven more rounds of games to go.
Redmarley, meanwhile, made a terrific start at home to leaders Corse & Staunton, James Holland (81) and Ed Verrall (78) putting on 181 for the first wicket.
But a total of 233-9 proved to be comfortably within range as Matt Cox (93 not) and captain Tim Dannatt (72) found form to see Corse over the line by eight wickets with more than six overs to spare.
Tom Hayward (4-32) and Jack Hobbis (3-10) combined to dismiss lowly Cam for 79 and pave the way for Painswick to romp in by seven wickets.
It was tighter at Charlton Kings who were bowled out for just 110 by Chipping Sodbury, Mason Poole bagging 4-25 and then hitting an unbeaten 23 to clinch a nerve-tingling one-wicket success for the visitors while Poulton stay third after edging Lydney by 35 runs.
Division Two leaders Thornbury 2nds’ run of ten straight wins came to a halt with a 57-run reverse away to Cinderford St John for whom Will Camp captured 4-41.
Shurdington stay second after a six-run success at Chipping Sodbury 2nds, skipper Keith Knight leading from the front with 73.
Kash Pervaiz (4-30) shone in Hatherley & Reddings 2nds’ six-wicket win at Gloucester AIW Sports while openers Brad Thomas (103 not) and Doug Walton (98) powered Oldlands to an eight-wicket victory at home to Woodmancote.
Veteran Keith Daniels, meanwhile, batted all 45 overs for his unbeaten 94 to help set up a 37-run win for Cranham at Ullenwood Bharat.
Mid-order runs from Jack Groves (65) and James Lindner (64) spurred Division Three leaders Chipping Campden to a 44-run triumph away to lowly Hawkesbury Upton while Woodpeckers remain second following a six-wicket success at Stone.
Paul O’Neill (4-13 from six) shone for Aston Ingham who saw off Frocester 3rds by 54 runs, and openers James Westhead (69 not) and Paul Jones (62) saw Tetbury romp in by nine wickets at Rockhampton 2nds.
George Driver-Dickerson (84) helped power Frampton-on-Severn to an imposing 386-8 away to Slaughters United who were then rumbled for 128.
Lydney 2nds moved out of the Division Four relegation zone with a five-wicket home win over Gloucester City Winget 2nds, Jack Batcock top scoring with 94.
Openers Jeremy Kirby (154) and Tom Stevens (93) made hay for leaders Langford who piled up 389-3 away to Dymock who then folded to 146, and Fairford overwhelmed Newent by 250 runs, Will Bowers (5-23) and Charlie Bailey (3-6) making inroads.
Jack Tyrer was unbeaten on 118 for Division Five pacesetters Corse & Staunton 2nds who defeated Gloucester AIW Sports by 117 runs.
David Partridge’s burst of 3-20 was crucial to Birdlip & Brimpsfield’s four-run home win against Cheltenham 3rds, and Ryan Kilmister bagged 3-39 in Dumbleton 2nds’ 11-run victory at Minchinhampton.
Craig Whiting (4-38) and opener Chris Bray (84) took centre stage in Haresfield Gladiators’ six-wicket home success over Sheepscombe & Bisley, and Kings Stanley overcame Lechlade 2nds by seven wickets.