Sodbury stop the rot with convincing win

June 28 2018

Chipping Sodbury 2nds ended a run of five successive defeats, stunning high-flying Cinderford St Johns by six wickets in Division Two of the Gloucestershire County League.

Seamer Jack Philpott (3-25 from nine overs) and spinner Dan Brown (3-27 from eight) both shone while there were also tight opening spells from

skipper Jay Penfold (0-19 from six) and Tom Clay (1-28 from eight) to restrict the visitors to 198-9.

Sodbury’s reply got off to the worst possible start, losing a wicket to the first ball. But Chris Young (36) and Brown (46) steadied the ship before Mark Graham (37) and Simon Vooght (36) shared an unbroken stand of 82 to complete a morale-boasting victory.