BOURTON Vale were beaten in their penultimate game of the West of England Premier Cricket League (Gloucestershire) campaign as they collapsed in their pursuit of Chipping Sodbury's total.

The visitors had won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 221 all-out. It had been an impressive display from Bourton's bowlers, with Jordan Price (2-44), Charlie Garratt (2-36) and Riley Bates (2-34) all picking up two wickets apiece, restricting their visitors to a below-par score.

But Bourton slipped from 115-3 to 137 all out after a total collapse meant they missed out on climbing the table. 

James Vlaeminck and Garratt had put on 60 for the first wicket and the former went on to score 65, but otherwise the rest of the batters failed to register a score.

James Rendell (3-10) and Ollie Louch (3-11) were mightily impressive and ultimately decided the contest.

Elsewhere in the division, Dumbleton completed a five-wicket victory away to Tewkesbury to leapfrog their promotion rivals and grab a six-point advantage with one round of games to go at the top of WEPL’s Gloucestershire division.

Josh Barnes’ unbeaten 56 steered the home side to a total of 190-7 in the 46th over when rain, predictably, interrupted proceedings with the result that Dumbleton were set a revised target of 166 from 33.

And the visitors comfortably banked the win with almost three overs to spare, Rashmika Madushanka contributing a crucial 60 from 51.

Dumbleton wrap up their campaign with a home date on Saturday against Charlton Kings while Tewkesbury visit bottom side Cirencester.

Cheltenham Civil Service also remain stuck in the bottom two despite a four-wicket home win against Stroud, chasing down a DLS target of 201 from 26 to foil Callum Gegg who had earlier smashed 115 off only 54 (10 fours, seven sixes).

Gloucester trumped Frocester 2nds by 44 runs and Charlton Kings were five-wicket home victors against Cirencester.