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. 

There was not much better luck for the Bourton Vale 2XI, who lost by 77 runs at home to Tetbury in their Gloucestershire Division 3 fixture.

Tetbury's Tom Horrell smacked the hosts around the ground for 134 not-out, which included 15 fours and a six. Ben Evans contributed 62 off 68 as they reached 254 runs from their 40 overs for the loss of a single wicket. In response, Vale could only muster 177-5

Elsewhere, there was more success had by the 3XI, who beat Chipping Camden by four wickets.