ASTON Ingham squeezed home in a dramatic Village Cup match against former national winners Colwall CC on Sunday, with the scores tied but the visitors all out.

Anthony James with 61, Alexander Gooding with 45 and Oliver Henson with 27 helped them to 196-7 off their 40 overs.

And James then took six wickets before Toby O'Neill took the final wicket with an lbw in the 39th over to dismiss Colwall after they had drawn level.

Skipper James Wagstaff said on Monday: “Now the dust has settled I just wanted to express my thanks to every single supporter who turned up yesterday and cheered us on...

"Without doubt, the balcony (which was packed!) was our 12th man and it was brilliant to be part of a game that many will talk about for years to come."

On Saturday, three wickets each from Gooding, Wagstaff and Angus Bartlett helped Aston 1st XI to a four-wicket win away to Cheltenham Civil service.

The hosts were all out for 102 in the 36th over, with Bartlett seeing off the tail with 3-5 off four overs.

In reply, Aston lost six wickets but were always in the driving seat, Gooding firing 36 and Oliver Henson 20 to help them to 103 in the 28th over.

The 2nds lost a nailbiter by eight runs at home to Stanway 1st XI as they just failed to chase down a target of 183-6 off 40 overs.

Charlie O'Neill and Ethan Drew-White took wicket braces for Aston, before Tom Parsons with 35, Will Green 28, and Max Evans 32 took them within sight of the line only for the overs to run out with one wicket left (175-9).

The 3rds also lost narrowly at Penallt & Redbrook, with the hosts' winning runs coming with just three balls left.

Mark Mathias starred with the bat as Aston scored 135-9 off their 40 overs.

But Graham Hyde with 57 and Liam Hurcombe 45 got the Wyeside outfit close enough to squeeze over the line for a seven-wicket win (136-3).

The 4ths lost by the same seven-wicket margin at Ruardean Hill after scoring 159-7 in 40 overs, Simon King with 68 and Gwyn Evans with 43 sharing an opening 113-run partnership, but only one other batter making double figures with 10.

And Hill reached 163-3 with five overs to spare, Jenson Arrowsmith taking two of the wickets.

Ross 1st XI finally got their league season under way, but it wasn't a happy dressing room, as they were all out for 59 away to Kington in 25 overs.

And the hosts needed just 15 overs to reach 60-2 and claim the spoils.

Goodrich 1st XI probably thought they were in with a shout after restricting hosts Luctonians to 163-9 off 45 overs, Jack Waldis taking three wickets and Matt Young and George Driscoll two apiece.

But they fell 20 runs short as they were all out for 143 in the 38th over, only Waldis with 42 and Young with 37 making a sizeable impression with the bat.