Barrow Gurney CC captain Connor Jones said his side are on course for a "very successful" season in Division Four of Bristol & District.

Barrow Gurney finished third in Division Five last campaign but, alongside Frenchay, secured promotion to this level for the first time since 2017.

The North Somerset based outfit are currently in fourth and last Saturday picked up their second successive victory after beating Blagdon CC on Saturday and currently sit in fourth place with two games of the season left.

“It was a great win in difficult conditions. The team has come a long way in this last year and it looks set to be a very successful first season in Division Four," Jones said.

“It was great to get back-to-back wins. With so many games affected by the weather this year, just to be out and playing is excellent. Hopefully the weather holds and we can have a strong finish to the season."

Jones, who is in first year as captain after succeeding Frank Forge after four years at the helm, hailed his side's display at Hobbs Lane.

In a game reduced to 23 overs, due to the rain, Barrow Gurney won the toss and elected to field.

Frank Forge (4-22) and Guy Fisher impressed with the ball (2-28) as Blagdon finished on 123-7.

Despite a shaky start which saw Barrow Gurney on 39-4, Ben Hodges (43) and Phil Milton (31 not out) put on a 71-run partnership to help put the hosts in sight of victory.

Despite losing Hodges, Mark Fisher came in alongside Milton to help Barrow Gurney win by five wickets.

“We were great with bat and ball," Jones added. 

"Winning the toss on a day like Saturday is always going to be important, but you’ve still got to make sure you put in a strong performance, and we did exactly that - taking wickets at crucial times, and then recovering well with the bat to get ourselves comfortably over the line at the end.”

Barrow Gurney return to action this Saturday at Bristol Thirds.