A SUPERB innings by wicket-keeper Ryan Yates lifted Gloucester under 16s to an outright victory over Old Bar in the Manning Junior Cricket Association competition on Saturday.
Gloucester now leads the competition after two wins from their opening two matches.
Yates smashed 82 as the Gloucester side made 9-184 in response to Old Bar’s first innings total of 85.
He received strong support from opener Coen Durbidge who played a polished innings to finish unbeaten on 32.
Needing an even 100 to avoid outright defeat, Old Bar was skittled for 81 with Jye Barkwill snaring 3-7 from a fiery two-over spell while Bryce Lacey claimed 2-1 from 1.4 overs.
Gloucester is 12 points clear at the top of the competition table after two rounds, with Wingham and Great Lakes sharing second spot on nine points each.
Gloucester is at home to Great Lakes this Saturday for the start of round three.