Bridgwater's convincing 107 run victory over Bishopston has moved them to within two points off the top of Premier One.

The victory at the Parks on Saturday was largely thanks to a strong batting performance.

Carlos Brathwaite, a valuable player for Bridgwater, helped them post an impressive 293 with both bat and ball.

Despite the 11am start being delayed, due to the England 5pm kick off, Bridgwater excelled in tricky conditions.

James Regan and Joseph Eckland built up a solid opening stand, managing to score 67 runs before Eckland fell.

Regan, after scoring 42 with seven boundaries, would also soon return to the pavilion.

Bridgwater's Charlie Sharland and Alex Eckland took control, leading the home team after drinks.

Sharland fell behind, leaving Mike Coles and Eckland to push forward.

Coles injected some energy into the innings with three 'maximums'.

His dismissal brought Brathwaite to the crease.

Brathwaite impressed spectators, scoring 37 with four sixes in just 20 balls before he was caught out with 10 overs to spare.

With the score at 194 for 5, Bridgwater’s batting depth began to shine.

Ryan Thorpe contributed a brisk 17 before Luke Pearson-Taylor joined Eckland.

Pearson-Taylor and Somerset’s Alfie Ogborne added 53 in only five overs, taking the total to a competitive 293 all out.

Following the tea break, Bishopston struggled to keep up despite a swift start.

Sanjeev Shetty was sent packing by Ogborne in his first over.

Tristan Jungbauer was caught out on a short ball from Brathwaite.

The score became 89 for 3 with Josh Slade also sent back to the pavilion for 21.

Bishopston took a serious hit when Ogborne dismissed McKenzie for 26, reducing the visitors to 132 for 3.

Bishopston then collapsed after drinks, with Max Toohey and Charlie Sharland leading Bridgwater through the remaining batting.

Bishopston fell to a final 186, giving Bridgwater their fourth home win of the season.

Bridgwater will travel to Lansdown next weekend, while the 2nds host Temple Cloud at 12pm.