NUMBER ten Jason Hendy and Sam Pepler shared an unbroken stand of 60 to see bottom side Coalpit Heath to a fine two-wicket home win over high-flying Keynsham 2nds in the Senior Division of the Martin Berrill Bristol & District League.

Heath did well in the field to restrict their visitors to 187-9, Jack Williams claiming 4-28, but were on the back foot at 118-8 before pulling the result out of the hat.

Hendy’s unbeaten 48 off 28 included nine fours and a six while Pepler contributed 17.

Unbeaten Old Bristolians Westbury stretched their lead by winning at Bristol YMCA, captain Stuart MacArthur finishing with 4-33 from nine.

Claverham moved up to seventh, opener James Copeland top scoring on 86 and Matt Croker adding 54 in a 40-run derby success away to Clevedon 2nds, James Downes (4-29 from nine) also shining.

Adam Geddes was unbeaten on 101 in Shirehampton’s 59-run home defeat of Nailsea which also included a haul of 6-19 from seven by Charlie Weare.

In Division One, bottom side Almondsbury ended their hunt for a first win by edging Bristol Pakistanis by one wicket.

At the other end of the table, leaders Whitchurch made it five from five with a 52-run home triumph over Hanham who started the day in second place.

In Division Two, opener Jake Williams’ 76 helped Brislington 2nds to a three-wicket home triumph over their Bishopston counterparts while there were three wickets apiece for Roland Allen and Declan O’Brien in Hambrook’s four-wicket defeat of Cleeve.

And in Division Five, University Staff piled up a club record 416-3 at home to Almondsbury 2nds, thanks to openers Shash Kularatna (159 not) and Ed Morgan (156), ahead of romping in by 305 runs.

Opener Frazer Reeves (79) and skipper James Taylor (50 not) saw Brislington 3rds to a five-wicket home success over Patchway in Division Six.

And another captain to lead from the front was Adam Young at Pucklechurch after thumping 190 (21 fours, seven sixes) to pave the way for a 229-run home win over Shirehampton 2nds.

Manikanta Kumar’s 114, meanwhile, helped Taveners chase down a target of 261 away to Bristol Pakistanis 2nds in Division Seven, Rob Cousins doing his bit too with an unbeaten 59.