Better August needed for Chipping Sodbury

August 12 2015

Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club go into the final month of the league season hoping to discover some better form. The first X1 challenge for a top four finish in the Gloucester division of the West of England Premier League. With three home games in August, a top-four finish would represent a real triumph after a lack-lustre start to the campaign from a new-look side.

Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club go into the final month of the league season hoping to discover some better form. The first X1 challenge for a top four finish in the Gloucester division of the West of England Premier League.  With three home games in August, a top-four finish would represent a real triumph after a lack-lustre start to the campaign from a new-look side.
Mixed results for Sodbury 2nd’s, playing in the Glos & Wilts Division has given the side an opportunity to blood some of the club’s younger players and many have responded to the demands of cricket at this level by showing real potential.
A trip to Gloucester AIW Sports on August 1 and a home match against Marlborough the week after will determine whether Jerry Swatton’s side can avoid a bottom two finish.
Sodbury 3rd’s, promoted last year to Division Three in the Bristol & District League, the highest level the team has performed at, have also found themselves on the back foot more often than they would have liked.
The vast majority of their games have been against opponent’s first elevens and the story of this season has been one of learning and honing skills in an extremely competitive environment.
The fourth team, promoted last year, are on course to finish in a highly satisfactory mid-table position, while the fifths, in Division Ten, are also challenging for a similar position after giving several youngsters a first taste of senior cricket.
The Sodbury Slayers were due to host their first home match in the new NatWest U19 Club T20 at the Ridings on August 1 against Bristol West Indians & Phoenix ahead of facing Keynsham Hawks on Friday August 7 (6.15pm).
Plenty of razzmatazz is being planned for both games, including the use of coloured clothing and pink balls. Admittance is free.