Cirencester tasted defeat for the first time as Hatherley & Reddings made it three from three with a 130-run win, Tom Hage unbeaten on 102 off 82 balls (11 fours and a six) in the West of England Premier League at the weekend writes Steve Hill.

Cirencester could only manage 146 as they chased Hatherley and Reddings 276.

In Premier One, Jordan Garrett blasted 104 off just 59 deliveries to help pave the way for Downend to crush champions Clevedon by 205 runs and make it three from three.

Bristol made it two in a row with a 47-run home victory over Bedminster, Gloucestershire’s Will Tavare contributing a battling 50 off 117 balls.

Newcomers Cheltenham though suffered a third straight loss, slipping by seven wickets at home to Bridgwater.

Relegated Frocester are off the mark in Premier Two Glos/Wilts thanks to a hard-earned two-wicket home triumph over Thornbury who were restricted to 184-9, Gloucestershire left-armer Chris Liddle claiming 2-17 from nine.

Stroud, though, are still looking for a first win following a four-wicket home reverse against Burbage & Easton Royal despite captain Tom Horrell’s 74.

Rockhampton suffered a first reverse in the Gloucestershire Division, coming up 41 runs short at home to Corse & Staunton who made it win number one as Matt Brown finished with 3-29 from ten.

Mark Whitney’s 70 and a return of 4-33 from Charlie Garratt saw Bourton Vale to an eight-run home victory over Cheltenham Civil Service while opener Ankit Patel’s 107 off 117 (15 fours, two sixes) set up Gloucester’s 171-run home thumping of Tewkesbury.

Promoted Painswick defeated Frocester seconds by four wickets, Jack Hobbis finishing with 4-31 from ten and Ross Martin hitting an unbeaten 71 against his former clubmates.

Gloucestershire’s Benny Howell marked his debut for Bishopston by top scoring on 62 in a 60-run home victory over Midsomer Norton in Premier Two Bristol/Somerset.

Promoted Winterbourne suffered a first setback, slipping to a 54-run defeat at Taunton Deane.