VERY little weekend cricket was possible because of persistent rain but Thornbury defeated the weather and Corsham to move up a place to second in Premier Two Glos/Wilts in the Courage West of England Premier League, writes Steve Hill.

On a day when the overwhelming majority of matches across the region fell victim to the weather, a delayed start was possible at Station Road where the visitors made light of losing the toss in a 41-overs per side contest.

Dan Davis and Dan Lezar shared an opening stand of 121, Lezar the first to go for 55 off 65 balls before older brother Marc maintained momentum with 38.

Davis kept going and reached his second league century of the campaign before he was dismissed for 107 (118 balls, 11 fours, three sixes).

Thornbury totalled an imposing 240-8 before Corsham, because of further showers, were then set a revised target of 196 from 30 overs.

Tom Bradley and skipper Luke Davis gave Thornbury the best start possible with two strikes apiece to reduce Corsham to 42-4.

But the home side were always in with a chance while captain Tom Smith was at the wicket and his dismissal, caught off Dan Lezar for 77 from 62 deliveries, swung proceedings Thornbury’s way.

Corsham finished 22 runs short of their target at 173-9, enabling Thornbury to move within two points of new leaders Chippenham who rushed out Trowbridge for 49 before completing an eight-wicket triumph.

Three results were possible in Premier One, including a four-wicket win for leaders Bath away to newly promoted Cheltenham who reached 111-9 off 29, Josh Breed top scoring on 34.

George Pritchard’s burst of 3-26 from six could not prevent Bath from getting over the line.

Champions Clevedon slipped up by five wickets at Bridgwater and Bedminster dropped two places to fourth despite their trip to newcomers Lansdown being abandoned soon after the tea break.

There was only one result in Bristol & North Somerset, Bath 2nds edging Frenchay by eight wickets while the Gloucestershire division was completely washed out.

One match, meanwhile, was completed in the Martin Berrill Bristol & District League, Old Down suffering an 11-run reverse in a rain-hit Division Three contest away to Midsomer Norton 2nds.

And there were no Saturday results at all in the Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League although on Sunday, in Division Seven, Bourton Vale 3rds were 103-run victors at Westbury-on-Severn 2nds.

Opener Andy Phillips (68) and captain Jack Galpin (50) spurred Vale to 204-5 off 30 overs ahead of Westbury coming up well short, Matt Winter capturing 3-2 from 3.4 overs.