Cleeve CC Firsts returned to winning ways after beating Lodway by six wickets last Saturday.

Lodway elected to bat first and wickets started to tumble as Andy Barnsley removed Dean Wyatt (6) and Tobias Rice in consecutive balls via wicketkeeper Tom Carpenter catches, as Joe Hance bowled Martyn Rich for 12 as Lodway found themselves on 20-3.

Six runs later, Hance dismissed Caolan Pearce (6), George Harris (1), both LBWs (6-3-20) at 35-5. Barnsley claimed his third scalp, removing Tom Arnall (1) at 35-6.

As captain Sam Williams rang the bowling changes, Connor Hance removed Joe Crutchley (8) thanks to Mitch Want’s safe hands. 

Max Viney (2-9) and Jack Spiers (3-16) tried without success as Alfie Parsons removed top scorer, Joe Rowsell (41), via Viney's pouch. Williams (2-1-12) dismissed Mark Newland (14),as Ben Pinkney wrapped things up by removing Matthew Crutchley for 12 (1.2-1-6), both to catches by Pinkney and Spiers respectively, with Lodway all out for 134 in the 33rd over.

In reply, Williams and Connor Hance put on 82 for the first wicket as Hance (33) was caught and bowled Pearce in the 11th over. Mitch Want (7) departed in the same fashion and Lewin out caught for 11 as Joe Crutchley nabbed a brace at 131-3.

Williams’ innings ended LBW for a top score of 65 left Joe Hance (4) and Alfie Parsons (1) to help Cleeve pass Lodway's target in 20 overs to remain second in the league.

Cleeve take on Winterbourne at The Recreation Ground this Saturday.

Cleeve Seconds chased down 198 inside 31 overs to win by eight wickets to claim the points in their local derby match against Clevedon Thirds.

Winning the toss, Clevedon chose to bat and tight bowling from John Hance (8-1-7) and Cam Elswood (7-45) as pressure grew before captain George Parsons caught a rocket, removing Carrington (10) at 40-1. 

Will Grubb (8-22) and Stuart Williams (4-24) tried without success as Parsons bowled Ian Harrington (8-1-22) at 82-2. 

Charlie Lambrell was bowled first ball by Paul Todd’s leg spin (3-21-24) and Ben Morris (4-1-29) bowled top scorer George Salmon for 83, as Clevedon posted 198-4 at tea.

After the break, Parsons and Dan Dixon helped the score rack up at seven an over, with both batsmen departing following fine half centuries – Parson 52 and Dixon 53 - leaving Charlie Grubb (46) and Alex Soch (17) the not out batsmen, as Cleeve passed the total set in the 31st over to live seventh in the league.

This Saturday Cleeve Seconds host Stapleton Thirds looking for another win.