Bristol & District Cricket Association First Division

Bradley Stoke 97 ao lost to Almondsbury 270-9 by 173 runs

SKIPPER Garth Jackson lead Almondsbury back to winning ways on Saturday when they demolished Bradley Stoke by 173 runs.

Batting first, Almondsbury soon lost Dan Dunt, bowled by Ashley Baber.

However, Andy Parkinson continued his rich vein of form despatching the ball to all parts of the boundary in his usual flamboyant manner.

He received good support from the promising Mike Perham who scored 44 and latterly Chet Persaud who scored a classy 56.

Parkinson eventually fell for 91 in his pursuit for swift runs though Liam Hartigan continued the good work with 32 allowing Almondsbury to set a fine challenge of 270-9 off their 45 overs.

The bowling for Bradley Stoke saw Farouk 4-61, Baber 2-36, Passmore 2-19 and Davis 1-14.

In reply, the home side were never in the hunt as they collapsed to 42-7 and eventually 97 all out as the Almondsbury bowlers dominated the game.

There were fine spells from Kavi Perrera 7-1-20-2, Persaud 9-4-16-1, and skipper Jackson with 4.4-1-10-2 but the bowling honours went to Baron Jones 9-0-39-5 who combined his away swing with pinpoint accuracy to complete a fine Almondsbury victory.