Cameron puts the skids under Chard as Thornbury win with ease
By The Bristol Post | Monday, May 21, 2012, 05:00
TEENAGER Harry Cameron put Thornbury on course for a ten-wicket caning of promoted Chard with tremendous figures of 5-22 in Premier Two of the Globe Spots West of England Premier League.
The right-arm seamer, who made his senior debut at the tail-end of last summer, claimed three early strikes to reduce the Somerset visitors to 43-3 and returned late on to complete an excellent five-for, skipper Richard Trotman (2-20) and Juvaunie Gayle (1-23 from ten) keeping the heat on as Chard were rushed out for 106.
That target proved to be comfortably within reach for the home outfit with Trotman (57) and Nick Willis-Stovold (33) needing less than 17 overs to secure maximum points.
Keynsham made it two in a row with a 32-run home triumph over Westbury. The home side owed much to Paul Robbins (84) and David Burston (32), who shared an important 87-run partnership after their side were battling at 76-7 after winning the toss.
Rich Wilton's unbeaten 21, batting at ten, was also vital for the cause as Richard Oakley claimed 4-33 from ten. In reply, Westbury folded from 154-5 to 179 all out thanks to pressure exerted by Sam Wheller (3-22) and Richard Pannell (3-33), while there were also tight spells from Rich Wilton (1-29 from ten) and Dave Burston (1-18).
Weston-super-Mare, regrouping after last summer's relegation, got off the mark with a three-wicket home win over Ashcott & Shapwick who were bowled out for 162.
In Premier One, Bristol secured a first win of the campaign, triumphing by two wickets at Ilminster.
Rhys Williams (4-19) and Neil Pollard (3-32) did much to restrict the home side to 156, skipper Sam Spurway top-scoring on 44 with Roger Sillence (2-33 from nine) and Siya Simetu (1-28 from 8.5) also keeping a tight rein on the scoring rate. Bristol were then made to toil for victory, opener Max Finzel (44) and Sillence (35) top-scoring as victory was secured with almost ten overs in hand.
Downend, meanwhile, went down by 24 runs at Corsham, who piled up 253-9 after winning the toss, opener Toby Davies (47) and Ashur Morrison (42) top scoring as skipper Matt Jackson (3-31) and brother Phil (0-33, both from ten) were the pick of the visitors' bowling.
In reply, Downend were always on the back foot after slipping to 40-3 as Alex Senneck produced a superb spell of 2-16 from ten.
And although Mike Ponter (47) and Matt Jackson (32) rebuilt the innings, and Phil Jackson hit an unbeaten 50 at number eight, Corsham won with four overs in hand. James Brown (3-17) and Jon Green (3-31) bowled champions Bath to a 23-run home win over Taunton Deane for whom Rob Woodman carried his bat for 82. But Frocester suffered a third successive reverse, Chris Gange guiding Bridgwater to an eight-wicket success with an unbeaten 104.
In Glos & Wilts, newly-promoted Chipping Sodbury got off the mark with a seven-wicket success at Winsley, who were pegged back to 157-9 after winning the toss by left-arm seamer Chris Willoughby (3-34) and Jon Toghill (3-31). Opener Bryan Jater (51) then guided the visitors to victory.
Uphill Castle were comfortable seven-wicket home winners in their Somerset division derby clash with Winscombe. Jack Fraser (70 not) and opener Jory Cureton (60) helped the visitors to 233-6 before an unbroken stand of 120 between skipper Jon Lambert (69) and Luke Bliss (63) saw Uphill to the spoils.