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CRICKET: Ups and downs on final day
11:58am Monday 3rd September 2012 in Sport
GOATACRE'S hopes of promotion to Premier One of the Globe Sports West of England Premier League were dashed by a final-day home defeat to Keynsham, while Chippenham and Westbury were both relegated.
Keynsham grabbed second spot behind champions Ashcott & Shapwick as they claimed the points they needed to leave Craig Gibbens' Goatacre the unlucky ones to miss out by just a point
Keynsham declared at 227-7 in the 44th over and then bowled out the hosts for just 94 to snatch the honours.
Westbury's two-wicket defeat to Glastonbury condemned them to the Glos/Wilts Division next season, while Chippenham joined them through the trapdoor with a 47-run loss to champions Ashcott & Shapwick.
Biddestone's four-wicket triumph over local rivals Potterne in the Glos/Wilts Division saw them claim second place behind champions Cheltenham, who took the one promotion place on offer.
Relegated Winsley claimed victory in their final match over local rivals Trowbridge by five wickets. Trowbridge slipped to third bottom courtesy of that result, but Swindon joined Winsley on the way out of the division, despite beating Stroud.
A tight finish in the Wiltshire Division saw Lechlade claimed the title and promotion. leaving long-time leaders Great Bedwyn and Burbage & Easton Royal disappointed.
Lechlade romped to an eight-wicket victory over Wootton Bassett, while Bedwyn fell just short four points adrift despite victory at Swindon's Nationwide House.
Burbage defeated Malmesbury to finish second in their first season in the division.
GLOBE SPORTS WEST OF ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
Saturday, September 1
Premier One: Corsham 190 all out (Robin D'Souza 43, Alex Senneck 46, Jack Leach 3-16), Taunton Deane 100 all out (Sam Shaikh 30, Alex Senneck 3-32, Tom Foley 3-5, Tom Hankins 3-41) - Corsham won by 90 runs; Ilminster 149 all out, Downend 155-5 - Downend won by five wickets; Bridgwater 257-5 dec, Gloucesterh City Winget 100 all out - Bridgwater won by 157 runs; Bath 233-9, Frocester 185-7 - Bath won by 48 runs; Taunton St Andrews 141 all out, Bristol 131 all out.
Premier Two: Weston Super Mare 248 all out, Thornbury 183 all out - Weston Super Mare won by 65 runs; Ashcott & Shadpwick 279-5 (Calum Haggett 116, Sean Savage 54), Chippenham 232 all out (Tom Young 98, James Hayman 4-34) - Ashcott & Shapwick won by 47 runs; Chard 319-8 (Dale Twiss 180, Rory Cullinan 3-33, Neil Dredge 3-70), Warminster 113 all out (David Bateman 41no, Joel Seward 4-38, George 3-33, Dale Twiss 3-16) - Chard won by 206 runs; Westbury 164 all out (Joe Breet 72, Dan Williams 3-25, Reg Keates 3-41), Glastonbury 165-8 (Steven Spencer 45, Joe Breet 3-30) - Glastonbury won by two wickets; Keynsham 227-7 dec, Goatacre 94 all out - Keynsham won by 133 runs.
Glos/Wilts Division: Rockhampton 158 all out, Chipping Sodbury 159-5 - Chipping Sodbury won by five wickets; Painswick 189-8, Cheltenham 97 all out - Painswick won by 92 runs; Potterne 254 all out, Biddestone 255-6 - Biddestone won by six wickets; Swindon 241-4 (Paul Paginton 95), Stroud 227 all out (Will Roberts 45, Will Nichols 4-33) - Swindon won by 14 runs; Trowbridge 202 all out (Tom Weaver 59, Simon Orchard 2-29), Winsley 206-5 (Thomas Wheatley 94, Robbie Cross 41, Kevin Hendy 41, Adeel Malik 2-29) - Winsley won by five wickets.
Wiltshire Division: Wootton Bassett 63 all out (Paul Godding 5-12), Lechlade 67-2 - Lechlade won by two wickets; Burbage & Easton Royal 197 all out (Sourish Mukherjee 60, Daniel Wootton 52, Robert Gillespie 3-23), Malmesbury 130 all out (Darran Freegard 5-13) - Burbage & Easton Royal won by 67 runs; Marlborough 204-6 (James Richardson 61), Marshfield 102 all out (William Johnson 35, Ben Head 4-14) - Marlborough won by 102 runs; Great Bedwyn 234-8 (Robert Palmer 115no, Andy Lewis 4-69), Nationwide House 178 all out (Nick Clarke 37, Ashley Perry 4-35) - Great Bedwyn won by 56 runs; Spye Park 63 all out, Devizes 68-0 - Devizes won by 10 wickets.
Premier One (2nd XI): Corsham 235-7 (Tom Abbott 89, Richard Foley 65no), Taunton Deane 145 all out (Will Collier 3-30) - Corsham won by 90 runs; Bridgwater 392-4 (Liam Kitch 147, Stuart Butt 158), Warminster 96 all out (Andrew Skidmore 3-30, Matt Habberfield 3-18) - Bridgwater won by 296 runs.
Premier Two (2nd XI): Chippenham 141 all out, Ashcott & Shapwick 142-4 - Ashcott & Shapwick won by six wickets.
Glos/Wilts Division (2nd XI): Potterne 84 all out (James Howells 4-19), Biddestone 87-0 (Matt Unwin 43no) - Biddestone won by 10 wickets; Rockhampton 119 all out, Goatacre 120-1 - Goatacre won by nine wickets; Dumbleton 250-7 (Mark Potter 4-27), Westbury 202 all out (Tom Smith 48, Jack Brooks 48) - Dumbleton won by 48 runs; Bredon 185-5, Wootton Bassett 186-8 - Wootton Bassett won by two wickets.
Wiltshire Division (2nd XI): Burbage & Easton Royal 264 all out, Malmesbury 139 all out - Burbage & Easton Royal won by 125 runs; Spye Park 134 all out (Jonathan Anstee de
Mas 35, Barney Read 3-26, Paul Kimber 3-22), Devizes 135-4 (Paul Stobbart 53) - Devizes won by six wickets; Great Bedwyn 120 all out (Shashank Kumar 5-41), Nationwide House 121-9 (Chris Lailey
4-18) - Nationwide House won by one wicket; Marlborough 238 all out, Marshfield 112 all out - Marlborough won by 126 runs; Winsley 159 all out, Trowbridge 160-5 - Trowbridge won by five
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