Nassington rally leaves Stamford in search of first win

Stamford’s Sunday first team are still looking for their first win of the season in division one of the Rutland League.

Nassington won by 39 runs on Sunday to inflict Town’s eighth loss in nine outings.

Alex Bandaranaike clobbered a quick 70 off 63 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes before he was caught and bowled by Alex Birch.

Yet before Bandaranaike strode to the crease, Stamford had sent Nassington wickets tumbling with the hosts at 16 for 3 after Michael Jones had snared Tom Norman lbw for 3.

Nassington rallied to 156 and then kept their bowling tight as Stamford made only 117 in 41 overs.

Simon Lem top scored for Town with 28 on a slow day at the wicket.

James Trafford and Haroon Bashir claimed three wickets but Daniel Bandaranaike’s figures of 7-4-7-2 were the meanest of the lot.

Nassington travel to Oundle while Stamofrd host March on Sunday

Nassington

D Robinson ct Hulme b Hall 3

K Ikhlaq ct A Birch b Jones 7

T Norman LBW Jones 3

D Bandaranaike ct Field b Hall 12

A Bandaranaike c&B A Birch 70

C Craig ct Gadsby b Chappell 22

J Pope ct Jones b Bennett 12

A Laud run out 5

J Trafford not out 10

H Bashir ct Hulme b A Birch 3

H Craig LBW Field 0

Extras 9

Total 156

Bowling: M Jones 6-0-24-2; B Hall 7-1-31-2; T Gadsby 2-0-19-0; Z Chappell 4-1-17-1; B Bennett 7-0-51-1; A Birch 4-1-10-2; R Field 0.4-0-2-1.

Stamford Town

A Hulme ct A Bandaranaike b Trafford 3

C Simmons ct A Bandaranaike b D Bandaranaike 10

Z Chappell b Trafford 21

S Lem ct Pope b Laud 28

T Gadsby LBW D Bandaranaike 3

A Birch LBW A Laud 21

T Juggins ct A Bandaranaike b Bashir 9

Bennett LBW Trafford 9

M Jones b Bashir 3

R Field b Bashir 0

B Hall not out 0

Extras 10

Total 117

Bowling: J Trafford 8-4-11-3; H Bashir 7-0-31-3; D Bandaranaike 7-4-7-2; H Craig 13-0-41-0; A Laud 6-0-25-2.