Openers Luke Woolley & Callum Cox helped to set the platform with 18 & 14 respectively on what appeared to be a lively pitch.
Debutante Alex Nathanson in at 3 and Dan Henly at 4 were able to carve out, unassailable scores of 25 & 37.
Tom Henly acquired a quick 17 whilst Danny Poole dug in for a solid 13 before being run out in a classic yes no debacle with Dan Henly.
The rest of the tail chipped in, with 5 apiece from Luc Sweet & Josh Henly, leaving Jonty Poole, not out on 1, and bringing Lansdown’s total to 156 all out, off 26 overs.
An above par score for the season but would it be enough on this very quick outfield to win the day?
Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
In his first game back since his exams, Callum Cox took a double wicket maiden in his first over followed by another maiden in his second, ending up on figures of 5 overs, 2 maidens, 25 runs for 4 wickets.
With wickets tumbling Dan Henly had to quickly juggle his bowlers to make sure everyone had a chance to be involved.
A wicket maiden for Danny Poole, finishing on 17 for 1, off 4 overs.
A wicket for Ella Worthington, 12 for 1, off 3 overs, keeping her run of wickets in every match this season intact!
Josh Henly took his first wickets at senior level for Lansdown; 2 wickets for 4, off 2 overs.
Also achieving my personal favourite, bowled Henly caught Henly.
Ben Adams was left with the tail to mop up which he did in fine style: 2.2 overs, 14 dot balls and 2 wickets!
Leaving the pace bowlers, Tom Henly & Luc Sweet with little to do but stand back and celebrate a fine win.
3 catches from Dan Henly from behind the stumps and one from Luc Sweet at mid wicket.
Stoke Gifford ended up on 79 all out from 19.2 overs.
We had a strong team out, due to all the returning scholars, so I was able to enjoy a game from the scorer’s table.
Many thanks to all the travelling fans too!