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Men’s weekend round-up: May 28th

Parcell's 93 make it 3 on the bounce for the 4's!

Josh Parcell made a big impression in his first league game of the season, scoring 93* as the 4th team won their 3rd Match on the bounce against Pucklechurch at Tockington.

15 year old Parcell hit 8 fours and a six, and shared an unbroken 144 run stand with skipper James Slade (54*), as Thornbury posted an imposing 204-3 from their 40 overs. In response, Pucklechurch battled all the way to the final over, but with 9 needed to win, Hugo Slade restricted them to 5, taking two wickets along the way and sealing the win for Thornbury. Rhys Surman also picked up two wickets in a great team performance.

After having to concede the first game, the 4s end May only 7 points off the top of the Division 13 table, a great achievement for all involved.

Elsewhere, the 1's travelled to Clevedon, and after losing the toss watched the hosts rack up 295-9, with Josh Riggs the pick of the bowlers with 3-51 from his 10. In response, Dan Lexar and Ed Webb continued their success at the top of the order, adding 81, however after this regular wickets let Thorns behind in the game, and were eventually bowled out for 221.

The 1s sit 7th in the league, and host bottom side Taunton St Andrew's this weekend hoping for a positive result.

The 2's were left ruing what might have been, having had league leaders Chipping Sodbury 115-7, before watching them work their way to 199 from 45 overs. In response, Thornbury lost regular wickets, and despite 41 from Praneel Choughule, were bowled out for 144. They travel to Cheltenham next week desperately in search of a first win and some momentum.

Speaking of momentum, the 3's seem to have found some after a couple of early defeats. They travelled to league leaders Bristol United Banks, and after winning the toss bowled the hosts out for 142, with James Tunnicliffe taking 3-18 and two wickets each for Jordan Hicks and Pete Banks.

In response, after a couple of early wickets, the experienced pair of Marcus Wormwell (42*) and Tunnicliffe (57) took the 3's to an impressive victory with 10 overs to spare. The 3's sit 7th in the league, however will be looking to improve that with a home game against Bitton on the horizon.

Simon Weeks

Men’s cricket chair

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