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Men's weekend round-up: June 11th

James Tunnicliffe produced a fine all round display as the 2nds picked up their first win of the season with a 149-run thrashing of high flying Kingsholm at The Ship.

Batting first, Thornbury racked up 280-5 from their 45 overs, with Simon Weeks (84) setting the platform for Tunnicliffe to smoke 83 from 68 balls. There were also useful cameo's from Stu McWhinnie and Harry Blackwell, as 105 runs were plundered from the final 9 overs.

In response, a fine new ball spell from Blackwell (3-23) put Thornbury well on top, with good support from Alex Foulner. And despite a few big hits from the Kingsholm batters Tunnicliffe was again in the thick of things, picking up 4 wickets to run through the tail and set up a 22 point win. Having got off the bottom of the table, the 2's will look to put a run of wins together, starting with a trip to Hawkesbury on Saturday.

Chris Matthews made 98 for the 1st team away at leaders Bath, but it was ultimately in vain as the home side's 343 was enough for a comfortable victory. After losing the toss, Thornbury started strongly with early wickets for Tom Vermaak and Harry Wormwell, however a brilliant 164 from Sam Young took the game away.

In response, Thorns lost early wickets, however Matthews crucially marshaled them to maximum batting points with support from Josh Slade (39). In what could be a tight season, taking 9 points from an away trip to the national club champions is nothing to be sniffed at. 8th placed Thorns host Bridgwater this week.

The 3's made it 4 in a row away at Dyrham and Hinton, despite having 4 changes to the side in the 24 hours before the game. After losing the toss, Thornbury's young bowling attack put in a brilliant display to bowl D&H out for 136, with four wickets for Nikash Choughule, and two each for Kapil Agarwal and Prarthana Reddy (on her 3rd team debut).

In response, after early runs from Harrison Wheeler and George Ross, experienced heads David Hammond and Mike Mosses both ended up 32* as the 3's won by 7 wickets and took maximum points away, capping off a great day. They now sit 4th in the league, with a home game against Stanton Drew coming up.

The 4th team's opposition conceded, meaning they picked up 10 points and remain in second place in B&D 13. They travel to Timsbury this Saturday looking to pick up a 5th win from 5 completed games.

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