Thornbury 1st XI were thumped away at Cheltenham on Saturday after being skittled out for just 134.

Dan Davis and Sam Summerfield were the only Thornbury batsmen to 20 in an innings that consisted of six single figure scores.

Danny Slade claimed an early wicket in the Cheltenham reply but this was but a minor speed bump as the hosts cruised home with more than 18 overs to spare.

Cheltenham won the toss and elected to bowl first on a day with plenty of moisture in the air that would help the swinging ball.

However, opening the batting Davis appeared to be in fine touch, scoring five boundaries in his 21 ball 25.

However, Cheltenham’s opening bowler Liam Walker began to cause havoc in the Thornbury batting ranks, dismissing Davis’ opening partner Ed Webb for just seven before accounting for Davis himself.

Michael Kelly joined the wicket taking party claiming Marcus Wormwell (18), Luke Davis (18) and Danny Slade (4) in quick succession.

Summerfield (22) and James Tunnicliffe (15) gave some brief resistance but when when Walker returned with the help of George Pritchard, the Thorns tail was blown away.

In reply the hosts got off to a poor start when Kieran Smith was trapped lbw by Slade when just four runs were on the board.

However, this was a rare moment of triumph for the visitors as the Cheltenham captain Jeremy Duncan and Nick Evans tucked into some inadequate bowling.

Duncan played a more controlled innings, scoring just six fours in his 104 ball 65, while Evans was more aggressive, hitting nine boundary fours in his 81 ball 61.

The two batsmen eased home inside 32 overs to keep Cheltenham right in the title hunt and promotion to Premier One.

Thornbury must now pick themselves up for the huge local derby with Rockhampton at the Ship Field next weekend.

Both sides sit in mid-table but Rockhampton are hunting the top spot while Thornbury are looking worryingly over their shoulder at the relegation zone.

Elsewhere, Thornbury 2nd XI were also beaten, going down to Poulton 1st XI at the Ship Field.

Poulton scored a respectable 219-5 in their 45 overs with Scott Meredith scoring a half-century for Poulton and Sam Williams taking two wickets for the Thorns.

Unfortunately, the hosts were blown away in reply being bundled out for just 128, Jonathan Oakey was 43 not out for the Thornbury.