Double victory ahead of president’s day

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Stamford Town’s South Lincs and Border teams both picked up a win on Saturday.

The 1st XI romped home by nine wickets at home to Woodhall Spa 2nd XI, and Town’s 2nd XI beat their Spalding counterparts by 63 runs - a ninth successive win for them.

Stamford’s firsts put Woodhall into bat without hesitation and then dismissed them for just 129.

Bill Hall (2 for 11), Steve Armstrong (2 for 16) and Liam Davé (2 for 22) did the majority of the damage, and Town then knocked off the required runs in just under 20 overs, with Andrew Hulme unbeaten on 55, and Zak Chappell 60 not out. Both batsmen hit seven 4s, with Chappell just edging the 6s count, three to two.

The seconds continued their superb winning run, with a 63 run victory.

Gary Peck led the way, holding the innings together with a solid 65, and with fine support from debutant 14-year-old Oliver Johnson, who made a patient 22.

The innings was rounded off by a rapid 43no from Steve Holland, taking the total up to a challenging 180 for 8 on a difficult pitch, with a sluggish outfield.

The bowlers got to work with Richard Dytham taking early top-order wickets and finishing with 3 for 26 from 12 overs.

Skipper Chris Birch chipped in with 4 for 16 from his 12 accurate overs, and despite dropping at least seven catches, Town bowled out their hosts for 117, with Scott Chamberlain wrapping things up with 2 for 31 from his seven over spell.

l Stamford Town are running an inter-club Six-a-Side competition on Sunday - the club’s President’s Day - with teams picked from their U15s upwards.

There will be a barbecue and bar throughout the day with matches starting at 11am.

Spectators are welcome and in the evening (from 7.30pm) there will be a fish and chips along with live music.

For details and tickets call Chris Birch on 07870 528880 or e-mail c.m.birch@btinternet.com