BOURTON Vale suffered a comprehensive defeat to high-flying Chipping Sodbury in the WEPL Gloucestershire Division last weekend.

Sodbury turned in a strong all-round display to trump Vale by 122 runs at The Ridings and go second in the table.

Sodbury's stand-in skipper Jamie Wakefield made the most of winning the toss, hitting an unbeaten 64 while 66 from opener Rohan Wijeratne and 59 from the returning Jiwanjot Singh took the home side to a useful total of 274-6 on another fine wicket.

Sodbury made an instant impact in the field, reducing their visitors to 41-4, and although the dangerous Jordan Price threatened with a rapid 48, his dismissal with the score on 121 again put the home side back in control.

Ollie Louch continued his rich vein of form with a return of 4-30, while there were also two wickets apiece for Singh, Josh Morris and Ben Waldron along with two excellent catches for Jake Reed.

Vale were eventually bowled out for 152 to leave them well short of their run chase. The defeat sees them take just five points from the contest and drop down to sixth place in the division. 

Sodbury 2nds came up just short away to Cheltenham Civil Service in the Gloucestershire County League, succumbing by six wickets.

The 3rd team lost by 166 runs against a powerful Alveston line-up, Callum Davidge claiming 4-47 while Raj Reddy hammered his first 50 for the club, reaching 61.

And there was a maiden half century for Elliot Box, the Swansea University student batting with great determination to reach 57 for Sodbury 4ths who battled hard in a 76-run reverse away to Alveston 2nds, opener Steve Hill top scoring on 58.

Sodbury’s first XI on Saturday travel to Cheltenham Civil Service while the 2nd team are home to Kingsholm.

Sodbury 3rds travel to Bishop Sutton while the 4ths host their Frenchay counterparts.

And on Sunday, Soidbury are away to Bristol in the Stuart Canvas Gloucestershire Cup.