Sodbury’s firsts slip up but the rest weigh in with wins

July 03 2016

CHIPPING Sodbury produced a disappointing bowling display as they suffered a 137-run home setback against Tewkesbury to slip from top to third in the Gloucestershire division of the West of England Premier League.

CHIPPING Sodbury produced a disappointing bowling display as they suffered a 137-run home setback against Tewkesbury to slip from top to third in the Gloucestershire division of the West of England Premier League.
The visitors racked up an imposing total of 271-8 with Jon Toghill claiming 2-38 from eight overs and Phil Lill 1-39 from ten. The target set proved to be well out of reach for Sodbury who folded to 134 all out with Craig Scully top scoring on 32 and Lill contributing 29.
Skipper Jamie Rendell will be hoping to bounce straight back when Sodbury face Hatherley & Reddings away in their next fixture.
It was a better day for the rest of the club with Sodbury’s four other senior sides all recording wins. The 2nd’s eased in by seven wickets at Great Rissington who were skittled out for
Sodbury 3rd’s moved up to fifth in Division Seven of the Bristol & District League following an eight-wicket success at Gordano Valley who were restricted to 146 by Aaron Morgan who impressed with 4-22 and Mike Pearson who weighed in with a fine 3-10. Dan Brown then compiled his maiden league half century finishing on an unbeaten 83 with Charlie Ross adding 41 to secure another fine win.
Sodbury 4th’s were in fine form in Division 11, overcoming Winford Old Caths by 122 runs. Captain Damian Frodsham top scored with a superb 96 as his side piled on 244-7 from their 40 before the visitors were bowled out for just 123.
There were two wickets each for Harry Phillips and Chris Latham while Naomi Forecast held three catches.
Opener James Millett crashed a career-best unbeaten 82 for Sodbury 5th’s who held off Hanham 3rd’s by four runs in a 32-overs per side contest at Hillesley.
Millett totally dominated his side’s total of 163-5 before the bowling attack of Matt Walters, Tony Garton and Brad Hughes all took a wicket a piece to keep Hanham at bay in a tight finish.