WITH their 12th win of the season in the bag, Goatacre skipper Ed Wilkins has praised his troops for the consistency they have shown after edging past Rockhampton by a solitary wicket.

Wilkins won the toss against the home side and opted to field before dismissing the hosts for 166.

Kevin Iles and Luke Edwards collected two wickets each, while Bradley Dawson pocketed a four-wicket haul.

The Goatacre captain says he was pleased with the performance his league leaders put in out on the field and with the ball in hand.

“It is a good thing getting used to winning, especially with three games left, but it was always going to be a tough game against Rockhampton,” he said.

“It was nice to get a win on the board, especially in such a close game.

“I thought we bowled and fielded really well to keep them down to 166 because we know their strength is their batting.”

Elsewhere, Burbage and Easton Royal lost by six wickets at home to Thornbury, who won the toss and forced the hosts to bat.

Skipper David Cope led the way with 51 before he was bowled out by James Slade as they pitched a target of 168-9, before taking to the field.

However, the visitors made light work of that total as they rattled up 169-4, their captain Liam Davis proved to be a problem for the home side, as he tallied an unbeaten 59, which included seven fours.

Biddestone were also in action as they were dominated at home by Westbury.

The home side won the toss and chose to start with the bat, only to be dispatched for 84.

After setting such a dismal total, it was no surprise Westbury whipped up what they required in no time at all as they recorded an eight-wicket victory.

This weekend Goatacre host Gloucester City Winget, while Burbage and Easton hit the road alongside Biddestone as they take on Westbury and Thornbury respectively.