IAN Hobbs was the pride of Chipping Sodbury cricket club on Saturday as the fourth team player celebrated a dream day.

Hobbs was the mainstay of Sodbury’s innings against Old Down in which they hit 261-5. He scored a mammoth 183 that included 18 boundaries and 11 sixes before taking the ball and getting 4-13 that included a hat-trick as Old Down finished on 230 all out.

Meanwhile, Jamie Rendell and Phil Lill hit half-centuries as Chipping Sodbury first team concluded their West of England Premier League Gloucestershire division season with a 46-run victory over bottom side Apperley on Saturday.

Chipping Sodbury batted first and amassed 112 before Lill was out for 55, the second man to lose his wicket. They marched from there to 169 when Rendell became fourth man out for 61.

But Craig Scully and Ben Makepeace continued the hammering of the Apperley bowlers as they made 41 and 42 apiece in Sodbury’s 251-8.

In reply, Apperley were 54-4 at one stage but their number five Hugh Leeke stuck around to make 96 before he was caught by Lill of Mason Poole’s bowling four short of a century.

From there, Lloyd Griffiths hit thirty but there was little tail end resistance as the bottom team were all out for 205.

Thornbury seconds went down to Oldlands in the Gloucestershire County League division two by 37 runs. Oldlands made 211 all out with Sodbury’s Jamie Philipott taking 3-26 from his 5.5 overs.

In reply, wicketkeeper Tom Makepeace, opening the batting, struck 62 as Sodbury ended on 174 all out.