Cricket: Almondsbury stay in touch at the top

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First published in Thornbury Sport Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor covering the Thornbury, Dursley and Yate areas

Bristol & District League Senior Division

Whitchurch (199) lost to Almondsbury (203-8) by two wickets.

ALMONDSBURY returned to winning ways on Saturday after a close fought victory over Whitchurch.

Batting first, the home side amassed 201 inside 39 overs.

Almondsbury moved Aaron Jones up the order to open in their innings and he responded in fine style by scoring 60.

At 147-2 off 29 overs, Andy Parkinson's side were well in control but they were reduced to 188-8 as the middle order collapsed.

However, Matt Grute kept his head to see Almondsbury home and keep them in touch of the top of the table with two games to go.

Fourth Division

Almondsbury 2nds (100) lost to Stothert & Pitt (102-7) by three wickets

ALMONDSBURY managed to rustle 11 players together on Saturday, which was already a better achievement than the previous weekend.

The combination of regulars, injured players and those that have retired combined to put up a good fight against Stothert and Pitt on Saturday.

Almondsbury skipper Tom Burgess lost the toss and found his team batting on a more than helpful bowling surface.

The hosts collapsed to 61-9 but Matt Smith and Avin Litt stood firm to take the score to three figures and give the Almondsbury bowlers a chance.

This they did as Stothert & Pitt collapsed to 48-7.

Skipper Jay Morris then took control for the visitors as they held on to win by three wickets.

Chris Slade took three wickets for Almondsbury, Fraser Pepall 2-12, with Matt Smith and Andy Taylor claiming one each.

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