Report by Steve Hill. 

Teenager Will Naish hammered an unbeaten 114 off only 91 balls as Frocester breezed into the last 32 of the Cricketer National Village Cup with a nine-wicket victory away to Winterbourne.

The hosts, who won the toss, reached 219-7 off their 40 in this Gloucestershire group final with opener Owen Lingard (31) and Sam Bracey (30) top scoring but it never looked enough in perfect batting conditions.

Winterbourne made an early breakthrough with the ball, dismissing Ewan Gegg for 19, but that brought Naish to the wicket and the 17-year-old was soon in total charge.

The Gloucestershire Academy all-rounder smashed 11 fours and seven sixes, including several into the adjoining tennis courts, surviving one chance in the deep as he shared an unbroken partnership of 184 with Chris Whincup, a centurion in the last round whose 82 off 64 featured 11 fours and three sixes.

Victory was secured with almost nine overs to spare, clinching a home tie on Sunday (1pm) against Yelverton Bohemians who overwhelmed Sidbury (222-7) by seven wickets in the Devon & Cornwall final.

Rounds in this famous competition are being played weekly ahead of the final at Lord’s on September 13.