JOSH Stevenson was on fire on one of the hottest days of the year, cracking a record breaking unbeaten 227 for Pucklechurch.

His team went on defeat Abbots Leigh by 182 runs in Division Five of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

The opener faced 140 balls and hit 38 fours and three sixes en route to the highest individual score in the league this season as well as a Pucklechurch record, overtaking club legend Steve Toghill’s previous mark of 203 not out.

Stevenson shared a partnership of 220 with captain Ryan Watts (69) in a total of 370-3 from 40 overs after losing the toss at home. And Dave Bartlett then finished with 4-25 as Abbots Leigh’s reply wilted to 188.

A remarkable weekend of cricket in South Gloucestershire was underlined by Chipping Sodbury’s senior sides winning all six of their matches for an unprecedented clean sweep.

The first XI set the tone with an excellent four-wicket success away to neighbours and closest rivals Hawkesbury Upton to remain top of Division One in the Gloucestershire County League.

Gazette Series: The action at Hawkesbury Upton. Photo: Mike StarlingThe action at Hawkesbury Upton. Photo: Mike Starling

Hawkesbury, who won the toss on the hottest day of the summer so far, were bowled out for 168, paceman Josh Morris taking a hat-trick to wrap up the innings and finish with terrific figures of 4-25 from nine.

Jiwanjot Singh then took charge of Sodbury’s reply with 65 to ensure a comfortable win.

Sodbury 2nds, meanwhile, produced their best display of the season to overcome high flying Cranham by 24 runs in Division Four.

Bryan Jater (49 not) top scored in the home side’s challenge of 217-9. Cranham then appeared to be in control at 170-5 but folded to 193 all out as Reece Packer (5-38) took centre stage.

Sodbury 3rds completed the double over St George Valley thanks to an excellent four-wicket away win in Division Eight of the Bristol & District League.

Isaac Havard (3-30) was the pick of the attack as Saints were restricted to 195-9 before Adam Febry (45 not), Henry Rendell (38) and Ben Boardman (32) combined in a fine team effort.

Sodbury 4ths saw off their Frenchay counterparts by four wickets in Division 15, Alfie Greave claiming 4-35 before Ali Scott batted with controlled aggression for a match-winning unbeaten 77 from 74 balls.

A first Saturday ‘full house’ was then followed up with two more wins on Sunday.

Sodbury Women were eight-wicket victors in their latest GCF League clash, at Golden Hill, with Kaitlin Wilby (3-9) and Mollie Grey (2-5) shining before Hannah Thompson compiled an unbeaten 49.

And Ewan Frost (3-13) was the pick of the attack in Sodbury’s eight-wicket home defeat of Hambrook which also featured unbeaten half centuries from captain Eddie Holden and Rob Higgs.

And there were more records set in Thornbury’s match away to fellow WEPL Premier One strugglers Lansdown.

Seventeen-year-old Gloucestershire Academy all-rounder Praneel Choughule claimed his first ever five-for, finishing with figures of 5-41 from 8.5 overs of off spin, as Thornbury pulled off a vital five-wicket win.