Slade's century makes it a family affair as Winterbourne see off Old Down's challenge
FOURTEEN-year-old Ben Slade (110) and Phil Beesley (118) shared an unbroken partnership of 215 as Winterbourne piled up 293-1 ahead of overcoming Old Down by 93 runs in the Globe Sports Bristol & District 2nd XI League.
Ben put on 78 for the first wicket with his father, Kevin (27), while Dave Lippiatt (44) top scored in Old Down's reply.
Hamman Taghui finished with the remarkable figures of 0-4 from five overs to put Downend on course for a seven-wicket win at home to Blagdon.
Taghui's efforts helped restrict Blagdon to 106, and he then opened the innings to guide his side to maximum points with an unbeaten 41.
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Another all-rounder in fine form was Frenchay's Randall Taylor, who top-scored with 88 and then claimed 2-34 in a two-run victory away to Bristol United Banks.
Glyn 'Polly' Flinders finished with 5-21 from nine overs and Madhu Prassad then hit an unbeaten 81 for Carsons Mangotsfield, who eased to a seven-wicket success at Hallen.
Opener Ben Copping's unbeaten 111 put Long Ashton on course for a 68-run home derby triumph over Bedminster.
Old Reds rugby player Scott Coster's 4-37 was in vain for Hanham, who went down by four wickets at home to Almondsbury.
And Oliver Burnside took 3-20 and followed up with an unbeaten 43 in Failand & Portbury's eight-wicket thumping of Portishead.
Jayachandran Nair top-scored with 56 off 72 balls, but could not save newcomers Briska from a 29-run home reverse against Frys in Division Four of the Globe Sports Bristol & District League.
Opener Andy Williams was again on song for Stapleton, following up an unbeaten 115 with 96 not out, but finished on the losing side as Congresbury nipped in for a six-wicket away win in the WEPL's Second XI League. Heroes for the Somerset side were captain Mike Brooks (72) plus Lloyd Davies (55) and Stefan Dewer (49), who shared an unbroken century partnership.
David Fairless claimed 3-19 from nine and opener Jake Williams top scored on 62 in Brislington's three-wicket win at Minehead.
And Tim Brooks was a centurion as Clevedon chased down a target of 241 to defeat Chipping Sodbury by seven wickets, Paul Jenkins unbeaten on 75.
Bilal Raja followed up a maiden unbeaten 50 with 3-12, helping United Banks to an 80-run victory at Frenchay in the Bristol & District A XI League.
Captain Callum Brown top-scored with 74 in Winterbourne's 183-run home defeat of Bradley Stoke. And skipper Richard Deane's 5-30 pointed Chipping Sodbury towards a 55-run success at St Mary Redcliffe, for whom Steve Sheppard hit 67.
Josh Gover's unbeaten 79 guided Bitton to a four-wicket home success over Shirehampton. And Rich Collison's 4-25 from eight overs helped set up Bishopston's home seven-wicket win over Stothert & Pitt.
Three wickets apiece from Ethan Flanagan, Darren Shean and Bob Davis put Bedminster in the driving seat for their 46-run home defeat of Coalpit Heath.
Joe Crawford top scored with an unbeaten 73 and then took 2-5 from two overs as Long Ashton eased to a 70-run win at Congresbury in the North Somerset Youth League's under-15 plate quarter-finals.
In the under-13 Ken Barrington Cup quarter-finals, skipper Fin Trenouth (58) and Matt Welsh (3-1 from two) pointed Bristol to a 90-run triumph at Uphill Castle.
Nailsea, meanwhile, booked their place in the Harry Secombe Under-15 Cup final with an 80-run win at Barrow Gurney.
Opener Robbie Riddicks smashed an unbeaten 111 (19 fours, one six) off 64 deliveries in his side's 20-over total of 207-2 before Barrow were pegged back to 127-4, Ben Hodges top-scoring on 66.
Hambrook kicked off the new Village League campaign with two victories.
The first team were nine-wicket winners in Division One at Rockhampton, cruising to a target of 197 thanks to Ben Scrase (60 not out) and Faiyaz Landge (52 not out) after Dean Pullin had earlier bagged 3-33.
And the 2nds trumped Westerleigh by five wickets in Division Two on The Common, Calum Martin taking 3-30 and following up with 39, while Stuart Rutter composed an unbeaten 47.