ROSS 1st XI secured a nail-biting third win in their final game of a tough season in Marches One on Saturday.

A superb 102 not out from opener Angus McIntyre, including nine fours, guided them to victory in the final over as they chased down visitors Garnons’ 191-5 off 38 overs.   

Adam Parkes took two wickets for the hosts, with Tony Laws, Ben Element and Will Brookes taking a wicket each.

McIntyre’s knock came off 118 balls, backed by Laws with 20, Element with 16 and skipper Josh Element with 13 as they reached 192-5.

Having been promoted last year, sadly the win couldn’t lift them out of the bottom two though.

The 2nds lost out by seven wickets away to local rivals Fownhope in Marches 3 and finished bottom.

Keith Flitton and Albert Johnson top scored with 29, backed by Charlie Bowden with 24 and Richard Jeffrys with 21, as Ross reached 135-9 in their 40 overs.

But Strollers raced to 136-9 in just 19 overs in reply, and finished sixth out of the nine teams.

Aston Ingham 1st XI suffered a disappointing loss away to Lydney 1sts in Gloucestershire One to slip 15 points behind second spot with a game to play.

The visitors struggled to 129-9 in 45 overs, Jack Carpenter scoring 29 and Gus Carini-Roberts 25.

And the Foresters then eased to a revised target of 88 off 25 overs with 5.3 overs to spare, reaching 91-3, with Luke Ward taking two of the wickets and Anthony James one.

Aston 2nds had a morale-boosting eight-wicket win over top-half Gloucestershire 7 visitors Painswick after bowling them out for 123 in 35.3 overs. 

David Skyrme took three wickets with George Aubrey, Noah O’Neill and Toby O’Neill sharing wicket braces and Charlie Lorton taking two catches.

Lorton then cracked an unbeaten 59 off 69 balls, including 12 fours, supported by Ben Savage with 23 as Aston reached 124-2 in 26 overs.

The 3rds narrowly lost at home to Highnam Court 2nds in a Cheltenham/Gloucester/Forest 2 West second versus third clash, with the visitors reaching the required target with 11 balls and four wickets to spare.

Max Evans hit 39, Laurence Slim 34 and Tom Parsons 25 as Aston reached 147-8 off their 40 overs.

And then Charlie O’Neill took three wickets and a run out and Andy Gardner two wickets to take the game down to the closing overs, before opener Ashley Hathaway (29 not out) guided the visitors to 148-6 after a storming 77 from Tim Gordon.

The 4ths struggled to 88-9 in 40 overs at home to Woodmancote 3rds in CGF 2 East, and despite then losing six wickets, the visitors only needed 17.3 overs to reach 90 in reply to leave Aston seventh.

Colin Leighton scored 27 and Jordy Luis 20 not out for the hosts, with Tom Scudamore then taking two wickets.

Goodrich’s challenge at the top of Marches One took a hit as second-placed Canon Frome secured a 68-run away win after setting a target of 220 all out in the 45th and final over.

Matt Young took three wickets and Jack Lewis and Ralph Heaven Richards two apiece before the third-placed Wyesiders then reached 59-2 in reply, only to fall away to 158 all out in 29 overs.  

Harry Porter made 42 and there was late resistance from tail-enders Jack Lewis with 21 and Heaven Richards with 26 not out, but it was too little too late.  

Fifth-placed Newent scored 210-9 in their 45 overs away to lowly Shurdington in Gloucestershire 2, but still fell 73 runs short of the target.

Brad Ryder took three wickets and Sam Watts two as the hosts racked up 283-9.

And openers Ryder with 54 and Simon Clark with 29 made a decent start in reply, backed by 34 from Josh Ralph and 28 from James Griffiths, only for the target to recede into the distance.

The Lions also lost out by 62 runs at home to derby rivals Dymock 2nds in CGF 1 West after being set a target of 197-8.

Jacob Wise scored 55 and Oliver Smith 46 for Dymock, while Ollie Corston took three wickets and George Bennion two for Newent.

And the Lions were then all out for 135 in 36 overs, leaving the visitors fifth and the hosts seventh with a game to play.

On a tough day for Newent, the second-to-bottom 3rds were beaten by 123 runs at home to Westbury 3rds in CGF 2 West.

The visitors racked up 252-1 in 38 overs, Oliver Jeffs cracking 110 not out, Mark Landon 68 and Gary Hamilton an unbeaten 43.

And Matty Cunliffe with 38, Jimmer Cunliffe with 28 and Oliver Scott 22 were the only Newent batsmen in double figures as the hosts were all out for 129.

Dymock 1sts beat Cricklade 1sts by six wickets at home in a mid-table Gloucestershire 3 clash, dismissing the visitors for 118 in 29.2 overs, with Brandon Caffull snaring four wickets and Chris Lambert and Steve Darrah two apiece.

The hosts then raced to 119-4 in 22.4 overs, Darcy Hamer scoring 40,  Andrew Bevan 27, Joshua Brawn 23 and Caffull 22.

Fifth-laced Woolhope 1sts walloped fourth-placed Builth Wells by 118 runs at home in Marches One, Ben Park firing 65, Paddy Capper 40 and Mike Weaver 34 in their 225-7 off 45 overs.

And the visitors were then all out for 70 in 23.2 overs, Matthew Windley taking four wickets, and Dom Larkin and Ben Park three apiece.

Huntley’s 3rd v 2nd CGF 1 West clash at Redbrook & Penallt  ended in disappointment as the match was abandoned due to heavy rain.

The hosts reached 194-9 in their 40 overs, Charlie Gayther taking three wickets, before the visitors were left marooned on 29-1 after eight overs.