Town complete perfect display

Stamford Cricket Club v Moulton Harrox Cricket Club. Liam Dave batting for Stamford. Photo: SM140511-031ow.jpg
Stamford Cricket Club v Moulton Harrox Cricket Club. Liam Dave batting for Stamford. Photo: SM140511-031ow.jpg
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STAMFORD Town’s Sunday team put together their most complete performance of the season, beating local rivals Barnack in the Rutland League Division One.

Town had no hesitation in batting first and batted very well throughout, amassing an impressive 254 for 5, with a very solid looking scorecard.

Liam Davé was once again in stunning form, top-scoring with 62 - an innings that included 11 fours and a half-century opening stand with Andrew Hulme (21).

The good work was continued by Tom Perchard (45) and finished off by youngsters Tom Williams, with a fine run-a-ball 56 not out and Brett Bennett, who was also unbeaten with a quick 23.

Barnack’s reply mainly revolved around another excellent century from Asim Butt but when Steve Armstrong trapped him leg before for 109, the game turned the home side’s way.

Crucial run outs from tom and Jonny Williams, the latter removing the dangerous Gary Scotcher for 30, gave Stamford momentum and Richard Field with the fine figures of 4 for 41, and Bennett, with 2 for 37, sealed the 13 run victory.

The seconds put in a disappointing performance to lose by five wickets at Ketton.

The hosts made 236 for 5 from their 45 overs with Joe Morley taking two wickets.

Stamford were then dismissed for just 111, with only teenager Zak Chappell (41) putting up any resistance. Gallimore claimed three wickets and Ketton skipper Christain Durrant took two for nine off of five very tight overs.

l STAMFORD’S Saturday teams suffered mixed fortunes in the South Lincolshire and Border League, with the 1st XI winning a good game at home to Market Deeping 2nds, winning by 5 wickets but the 2nd XI losing heavily at Skegness.

The firsts restricted Deeping to 185 for 7, with Simon Lem claiming 3 for 15, and then reached their target wth two overs to spare. Hulme carried his bat for 82, with fine support from the improving Brett Bennett with 32.

A young seconds side lost by ten wickets but will have earned valuable experience.

Jonny Williams top-scored with 50, out of 137 for 8, with Menno Besseling also hitting 40, but Town could not get to grips with the home batsmen and ended their day at the seaside empty-handed.

Match sponsor: (v Deeping): Hall & Co.