WEPL Premier Two: Gloucester City Winget (258) lost to Thornbury (275-6) by 17 runs
NICK STOVOLD hit a century as Thornbury got their promotion bid back on with victory over Gloucester City Winget.
Second-placed Taunton Deane remain in Thornbury’s sights and the two sides meet in a potential promotion decider at the Ship Field on Saturday.
The South Gloucestershire side are ten points behind Taunton with two games remaining, and they are a further seven points adrift of league leaders Weston-super-Mare, who they face on the last day of the season.
After two consecutive defeats, Thornbury needed to beat Gloucester to keep their hopes alive and Stovold ensured they put a big total on the board by batting throughout the innings to make 102 not out.
Thornbury were also boosted by the inclusion of Gloucestershire star Will Gidman, who took 4-44 in Winget’s innings.
He took the key wicket of his county colleague Graeme McCarter, who blasted 134, including 11 sixes, to take the home side close to their target.
However, Thornbury wrapped up victory with captain Richard Trotman claiming 4-34.
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