For the second consecutive week, Cleeve steamrolled over their opposition, this time dismissing Hampset inside 28 overs for just 80 runs and win by six wickets last Saturday.

Hampset elected to bat first as Cleeve’s Andy Barnsley dished up a tight first over conceding just one run as Joe Hance (5-2-19) picked up a brace in two consecutive balls in the second to remove Ollie Smith and then Freddie Hiscott first ball, both for ducks thanks to catches from Glenn Lewin and skipper Sam Williams with Hampset at 1-2. 

Lewin was soon in the action as first change for Hance, bowling Conor Mcdonald for just two and then removing Hampset’s captain Sam Marquiss the next ball LBW, at 18-4 by the end of the sixth over. Barnsley bowled tightly from the other end and was unlucky not to claim any wickets but his eight over spell for just 15 runs said enough. Meanwhile, Lewin carried on taking wickets as he removed Finlay Richards (4), via Joe Hance’s safe hands and castling both Josh Self (7) and top scoring Josh Smith (37) as he secured five wickets for 26 off his allotted eight overs as Hampset creaked at 57-7 in the 18th over.

Jack Spiers bowled three tidy overs of left arm seam with plenty of movement, conceding 17 runs, before Connor Hance (3.1-3-2) quickly despatched Hampset’s tail removing Daniel Roberts for 14, then Tom Marquiss and finally James Dorey for ducks courtesy of a catch from Spiers and two from Williams as Hampset limped to 80 all out at the start of the 28th over.

In reply, Cleeve lost Mitch Want bowled for 10, and Alfie Parsons caught for no score both to Sam Marquiss at 19-2. Lewin added five before Hiscott pouched a catch off Roberts at 24-3.

Batting was not easy but Ben Pinkney, batting at number five played with patience and with Williams both rode their luck at times pushing the score to 71 before Richards caught Pinkney for 18 off the bowling of Tom Marquiss at 71-4.

This left Connor Hance not out two as Williams picked up the final runs to pass Hampset’s score, to end unbeaten on 29 in the 18th over for yet another early shower.

Their third successive win keeps Cleeve second by one point to leaders Whitchurch, who provide the away fixture this Saturday, as they press for the top spot in Bristol & District's Division.