Bob Bevan, 64, is still making it into our Top 30
By The Bristol Post | Friday, June 22, 2012, 05:00
BOB Bevan surely made a piece of history with his recent appearance in The Post Top 30 list of weekend performers for taking 6-39 in a Globe Sports Bristol & District League clash at Carsons Mangotsfield.
It was the third time in his career that the 64-year-old had secured a mention in the popular weekly summer feature ... the first of which came a remarkable 48 seasons ago!
In 1964, before many of his team-mates had been born, Bob claimed 7-21 for the now defunct Montrose club. He also made the Top 30 in 1996 with a return of 8-26 for Gordano Valley's second team.
There are no plans for this dedicated clubman to hang up his boots any time soon. Bob quipped: "They can't do without me!"
Gloucestershire made it four from four in the ECB Over-50 Championship with an 113-run victory over Shropshire at Quatt CC, Edward Gordon-Lennox top-scoring with an unbeaten 128.
Next up for Gloucestershire is a home clash with fellow 100 per centers Warwickshire at Shirehampton on Wednesday (2pm).
Andy Pearce top-scored with 40 and then claimed 3-22 from nine overs to help St Mary Redcliffe to a 38-run win at Stothert & Pitt in the Bristol & District's A XI League.
Colin Veal (3-34) and Matt Evans (2-22) also found a good line and length in Redcliffe's second win of the summer.
In the 2nd XI League, Graeme Dewerson top-scored with 69, before Simon Skidmore (3-8 from nine overs) and Dudley Rowe (3-5 from four) took Abbots Leigh to a 150-run victory at Lympsham.
Claverham remain top of the WEPL's Bristol & North Somerset 2nd XI division, despite suffering a 13-run home reverse against Frenchay.
Dan Evans top-scored with 32 as the visitors folded from 86-5 to 107 all out after winning the toss, Jon Alston (3-24) and Steve Raymond (3-25) leading the Claverham attack.
The village side were then well in the hunt at 64-1, but the dismissal of opener Matt Croker (39) led to a collapse to 94 all out.
Muhammad Ahmed led the charge with 3-17 from nine overs, while George Cooksley (3-45), plus Vir Lakhani and Max Evans, who both finished with 2-5, also kept the pressure on.
The weather gods were clearly smiling in this part of North Somerset because, while cancellations blighted pretty much most of the Bristol area, just down the road, Congresbury thumped Lansdown by 127 runs.
Opener Kieran Palmer (76) and Paul Brean (70) led the home side to a useful 246-7, before Dan Bullock (3-27) and David Stafford (3-16) helped dismiss the Bath outfit for 119.
Jack Luff followed up centuries for Lympsham on the Saturday and Lympsham Airways in the Weston Midweek League by smashing an unbeaten 116 off just 54 balls for Weston-super-Mare under-17s at Barrow Gurney in the North Somerset Youth League.
The 16-year-old finished with 15 fours and six sixes as his side piled up 151-6 from their 20 overs – the next highest scorer was 12 – and then took centre stage with the ball, claiming 5-8 from four overs in a 38-run triumph.
Nailsea kept their nerve for an eight-run triumph at Cheddar. The visitors battled to 90-8, opener Josh Dann (28) and Liam Lester (27) the only two players to reach double figures.
But fine bowling then restricted Cheddar to 82-3, Lester taking 2-8 from four overs, while there were also tight spells from Harry Iles, Dann, Harry George, George King and Liam Hodges.
Ben Foxwell put Charfield on the way to a seven-wicket win at Dyrham & Hinton in the Village League with a fine return of 5-29.
Opener James Toghill's 56 helped his side reach 176-6, before Charfield eased to their target. Paul Belton hit an explosive 78 (ten fours, three sixes).
Hanham's first team overcame the club's seconds by 51 runs. Jack Baber dominated his side's 171-9 with 91, before the seconds were dismissed for 120, opener Harry Owen top-scoring on 26.