IMPRESSIVE bowling performances from Hugh Pullin and George Chatfield helped Stapleton book their place in the first round of the Dave McArthy Under-11s Cup.
Pullin posted figures of 2-3, while Chatfield claimed 2-9 to restrict Bishopston B to 71-6 before going on to complete a four-wicket victory.
Bristol made similar progress after good knocks from Tom Quinlan (25 retired), Josh Bond (26 retired) and Tom Campbell (27 retired) helped them to 146-7 in their clash with Shirehampton.
Luke Nottage (3-4) then played the most significant role in skittling Shirehampton for 39.
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In the Under-11s league, Joe Waite top-scored for Hanham (97-6) with a knock of 25 (retired) in a 31-run success over Pak Bristolians (66 all out), for whom Adil hit 22 in Section B.
Ryan Collins (24), Jack Evans (3-12), Ashley Hardidge (2-5) and George Sutton did most of the damage to help Carsons/Mangotsfield Yellow (104-2) to a 53-run victory over Downend, who were bowled out for 51.
Sam Sproull hit 28 to help Stoke Bishop to 108-4 in their 37-run success over Bristol Pakistanis in Section C. Adam Bell took 2-2 and Daniel Clarke 2-10 to restrict Bristol Pakistanis to 71-6.
Sam Rowland (25 retired), Tom Reddy (25 retired) and Sol Woodruffe were all in good form for Bishopston (119-2) in their 80-run success over Shirehampton (39-9) in Section D. Gordano (65-1) enjoyed a nine-wicket success over Nailsea (61 all out).
In the Under-17s league, Dom Griffiths took 4-16 to help Bristol YMCA (99-8) to a two-wicket success over Bristol West Indians & Phoenix (98-8) in Section C. Jordan Bishop top-scored with 46, while further knocks from Matt Williams (42no) and Aaron Meszaros (31no) saw Whitchurch (181-3) to a 110-run win over Carsons/Magotsfield (71-6).
Tyler Anderson hit 52 for Knowle (122-8) as they overcame Lodway (68-8) by 54 runs in Section D.
Kieran Slade scored 35 not out as Winterbourne (87-1) advanced to the second round of the South Gloucestershire section of the Ken Barrington National Under-13s Cup. by beating Thornbury (85-6).
Downend Yellow are also into the second round after an 86-run win over Hanham. E Lawrence retired on 37 for the victors in their 137-4, before they restricted Hanham to 51-9.
Chipping Sodbury were ten-wicket winners over Frampton Cotterell, while Rockhampton beat Coalpit Heath by the same margin.
In Section A of the Under-13 league, Chipping Sodbury beat Old Down – by virtue of having a better run-rate when play was abandoned 17 overs into Old Down’s innings.
Chipping Sodbury posted 148-5, with J Robinson retiring not out on 35, while Old Down reached 95-6.
In Section B, Thomas Wheeler’s 37 (retired) helped Hambrook to a 73-run over Chipping Sodbury Under-12s, while Jacob Wardle’s 3-2 for Bitton helped them to a 138-run Section C victory over Frenchay C. Batting first, Bitton reached 165-2, with Joe Fletcher retiring not out on 35. Frenchay were bowled out for 27.
In Section D, Daaryoush Ahmed hit 37 not out – but his Bristol YMCA side were beaten by five wickets by Pak Bristolians.
In Section E, Ben Jarman (35 not out) and Sam Vickerman (38 not out) inspired Bishopston B to a 36-run win over Stoke Bishop B, for whom B Stevens scored 31 not out. He also hit 35 not out as his side beat Shirehampton by 30 runs in the preliminary round of the Frank Benner Cup.
Downend’s top-order batsmen turned on the style to send Coalpit Heath spiralling to defeat by 101 runs in the second round of the Harry Secombe Under-15 National Cup.
Downend posted a daunting 171-2, founded upon unbeaten half-centuries from Callum Loud and Sam Lewis, while Reece Bevan made 48 not out. J Mansfield contributed 21 to Coalpit Heath’s reply of 70-8.
Nathan Hall hit an unbeaten 44 for Hambrook in an Under-15 league encounter, but D Pierre’s 50 helped Bristol West Indians reach 129-4 en route to a 21-run success.
R Dryden made 37 as Rockhampton chased down Chipping Sodbury’s 72-8 with seven wickets to spare. Bedminster reached a victory target of 92 with two wickets left to beat Claverham, while Stoke Bishop (121-4) carved out a 58 run triumph over Long Ashton (63-7).
Hanham were in dominant form as they brushed aside Frenchay Blue. Bradley Hardidge hit 52 not out and George Stone made 31 in a total of 171-4 that proved too much for a Frenchay side that slipped to 95-5, still 76 runs short of an unlikely victory.
Having posted 119 without loss, Winterbourne were then indebted to Chris Cooke, who returned 3-3 as Chipping Sodbury were shot out for 51.