Gloucestershire County Cricket League Division One
Lydney 169-7 (30 overs) Westbury 136-9 (30 overs)
WESTBURY, looking for their first win of the season, came up short against neighbours Lydney despite a half century by Dan Hockaday.
Hockaday’s 55 was the best score of the day at the Bob Park Cricket Gound, but the visitors were 33 runs shy in a game restricted to 30 overs per side after rain.
The 17 points for the win extended the gap between Lydney and Cam in the relegation zone to 11 points. Westbury stay rooted to the bottom, 39 points behind Lydney.
The hosts won the toss and elected to bat with opener Jack Knox recording their highest score with 41 before being run out by Greg Artus.
Fellow opener Jonathan Kear was bowled for 21 by Hockaday, who also had Lydney wicketkeeper Wayne Whitson lbw for a duck.
Sam Bray was bowled for 33 while Rich Edginton – who finished with 3-34 off six overs – had Jack Bartlett caught by Daniel Anderson for eight.
David Kear and Charlie Bendall were both bowled, for two and zero respectively.
But Lydney captain Jack O’Connell finished unbeaten on 28 with Alex Nelmes at the other end of the track on one when the 30 overs came to a close.
Opener Charlie Gayther contributed 29 to Westbury’s total but was dismissed by a Callum Miller catch off the bowling of Jack Knox.
Miller also bowled Daniel Anderson for one, while Knox claimed his second wicket bowling Alex Wyman for five and Paul Morris and Jack Bartlett took braces.
The other Lydney bowlers to claim wickets were Jack O’Connell and Sam Bray who each picked up one apiece.
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