Plaudits to Jaret as he Tonks fine half-century
Gloucester & Forest of Dean U-13s 105-4 (24 ovs)
Stroud & South Glos U-13s 104 (30 ovs)
A WELL-crafted 57 not out from Jaret Tonks (Gloucester City Winget) sealed a four-wicket win for Gloucester and Forest of Dean against Stroud and South Gloucestershire with six overs to spare.
Stroud and South Cotswolds chose to bat first and their innings got off to a bad start as Charlie Brett (Lydney), James Harris and Harry Wise (Dymock) all picked up early wickets.
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A dogged batting performance from Ollie Carey (21) steadied the ship for the visitors and James Parsons (33) (Rockhampton) and Kieran Slade (16) (Winterbourne) carried on where Carey had left off, helping their side to a competitive score of 104.
Brett was the pick of the bowlers for GFOD, picking up three for two in four overs.
In reply GFOD lost five wickets to the first-change pair of Sam Williams (2-9) and Stroud's Andrew Reader (3-14).
This brought Tonks to the wicket, and he scored an impressive 57 not out to win the game for GFOD.
Bristol U-13s 238 (35 ovs)
Chelt & Cots U-13 200-6 (35 ovs)
BRISTOL district Under-13s coasted to a four-wicket win over Cheltenham and Cotswolds after batting first and scoring 238 at Stapleton Cricket Club.
A composed 72 from Ben Miller (Old Bristolians) and a late cameo from club-mate Hamish MacGregor – who made 23 off 16 balls – helped their side post the daunting target.
Tom Carter (2-40) and Giles Wellman (2-51) were the pick of the Cheltenham and Cotswolds bowlers.
In reply the visitors got off to a brilliant start with an opening partnership of 93 between Cheltenham pair James Hunt (60) and Will Todd.
As the wickets started to fall the innings lost momentum and Cheltenham and Cotswolds ended up 38 runs short.
Hamish MacGregor was the pick of the Bristol bowlers, taking two for 15.
The next games are on July 28, with Cheltenham and Cotswolds playing Gloucester and Forest of Dean District and Bristol taking on Stroud and South Gloucestershire.
Bristol U-12s 185-6 (30 ovs)
Glos & Forest of Dean U-12s 184 all out (33 ovs)
AN UNBEATEN 56 from Seb Vickerman helped Bristol to a four-wicket win over Gloucester and the Forest of Dean, reaching their target with five overs to spare.
Earlier he took a key wicket, ending GFOD's impressive ninth-wicket stand of 61.
This partnership gave the visitors a competitive total after they had slipped to 58 for six, having been put into bat.
Danny Wistow (2-22) and leg spinner Jack Edwards (3-21) were the early destroyers before Jack Worgan (Ruardean Hill) led the fightback with a fluent 49.
Oliver Aston (24*, Redmarley) and Jack Weaving (17, Ruardean Hill) batted to 61 for the last wicket.
Bristol started brightly and were 44 without loss before losing captain Dan Whetton (Bishopston) for 16.
Opener Israfiel Farooq carried on the good work with a patient 34 but GFOD kept taking regular wickets and at 100 for four the match was in the balance.
But as Vickerman got into his stride – supported by Wistow with 21 – Bristol coasted home with five overs remaining.
GFOD coach Jon Tegg said: "It was an exciting game with both sides playing some very entertaining cricket.
"But a couple of individual performances for the home side certainly made the difference."