Report by Steve Hill.

Opener Chris Whincup powered Frocester into the Gloucestershire final of the Cricketer National Village Cup with an imposing unbeaten 159 at home to Oldbury-on-Severn, just 24 hours after thumping 130 in a league match.

The left-hander crunched 22 fours and three sixes off just 114 balls while Ewan Gegg (80 off 67) and Will Helmke (80 not from 54) also hit their stride in a total of 338-2 off 40 before Oldbury, in reply, were dismissed for 90, Richie Cave claiming 3-20.

Whincup’s first century of a weekend to remember came for Frocester 2nds, also at Pounds Close, in a WEPL Covid Group H clash against their Thornbury counterparts. This knock came off 117 balls and included 23 fours as his side completed an eight-wicket victory.

Frocester’s National Village squad now prepare for a county final on Sunday (1pm) at Winterbourne who made the most of home advantage to overcome Painswick by six wickets.

The visitors were restricted to a total of 166, skipper George Ford claiming 3-21, before teenage opener Owen Lingard’s patient unbeaten 54 helped secure the spoils, Ford weighing in with 27 not out.

Langford, meanwhile, slipped to a 26-run home reverse against Shipton under Wychwood in the Oxfordshire group semi-finals, but Aston Ingham are straight through to a Herefordshire & Powys final on Sunday, away to Colwall.

County winners progress to the last 32 of this famous competition with rounds being played weekly ahead of the final at Lord’s on September 13.