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Graham Gorman on song but Churchdown are beaten

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 21, 2014

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CHELTENHAM and Gloucester League Division One new boys Tewkesbury II made the most of the glorious sunshine as they secured a fine win, edging past Churchdown II in a low-scoring affair.

Graham Gorman was the star of the show for the Churchdown bowling effort, taking five for 22 as Tewkesbury were restricted to 144 for eight with Matt Brooks making 42.

But that total proved too much for Churchdown to overcome as they crumbled to 105 all out with Richard Crote (42) and Rob Munson (27) the only men to trouble the scorers.

Division Two pacesetters Cheltenham Civil Service III recorded their third win out of three, beating Ullenwood Bharat III.

A huge second-wicket partnership of 222 runs between Liam Beames (92) and Soyeb Kavla (136) was the backbone of Civil Service’s 293 for six.

Having toiled in the sun for nearly three hours, it was no surprise that the Ullenwood Bharat response wilted.

Ieuan Lavender top scored on 32, but his side were all out for 148.

Highnam Court II were edged out by St Phillips North, who won by four wickets despite a batting collapse at the end of their run chase.

Batting first, Highnam Court seemed sell placed at 157 for six, before losing four wickets in seven balls to close on 161.

Jack Francis did the damage taking 5 for 11 for St Phillips North.

In reply, St Phillips North looked well on the road for victory with Gary Fenly scoring 45, before Mike Tilling struck four times in quick succession.

Jamie Pearcy then smashed the winning runs to seal the win for St Phillips North, although Highnam were left to rue 28 wides and five dropped catches.

Results: Academy Sports Cheltenham and Gloucester League, Division One: Charlton Kings III 208-6 (9 pts) lost to Down Hatherley 2 211-8 (18 pts); Kingsholm II 173-6 (7) lost to Hatherley & Reddings IV 174-9 (16); Tewkesbury III 144-8 (18) beat Churchdown II 105-10 (5)

Division Two: Cheltenham Civil Service 3 293-6 (20) beat Ullenwood Bharat 3 148-10 (5), Gloucester City Winget IV 163-10 (13) tied with Arcadians Nine Elms 2 163-10 (13); Highnam Court II 161-10 (6) lost to St Philips North II 163-7 (19)

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