Cricket: Chipping Sodbury keep pressure on league leaders

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First published in Yate and Sodbury Sport Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor covering the Thornbury, Dursley and Yate areas

CHIPPING Sodbury seconds remain hot on the heels of leaders Potterne after easing to a four-wicket home win against Trowbridge in the Glos & Wilts Division of the West of England Premier League.

Lee Walters (4-21 from eight), and Ben Waldron (2-25) helped restrict the visitors to 161-7 from a rain-reduced 38 overs.

And Sodbury then reached their target for the loss of six wickets with more than six overs to spare.

Sodbury’s first team, though, did not even start their game away to leaders Lechlade because of the weather and remain bottom of the table with four matches to go.

Promotion-chasing Sodbury thirds, meanwhile, suffered an eight-wicket setback against Almondsbury seconds in Division Four of the Bristol & District League.

Sodbury posted a challenge of 206-8 but it proved to be well within reach for the home side.

It was a better day for Sodbury fourths in Division Ten. Winterbourne, second at the start of the day, were restricted to 99-9 before the home side eased in by seven wickets to keep alive their promotion hopes.

The fifths had a day off when opponents Stoke Gifford seconds could not raise a side.

On Saturday, Sodbury’s first team hope to return to action with a home date against Westbury, while the seconds travel to Marlborough.

Sodbury thirds are away to promotion rivals PR Royals, the fourths host Bohemians seconds and Sodbury fifths are home to Bristol Civil Service seconds.

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