Youngsters win on President’s Day

Stamford Town CC President's Day
Stamford Town CC President's Day

STAMFORD Town’s President’s Day ended in a victory for the U40s over Roy Sharland’s over 40s.

The youngsters won by three wickets after the President’s team had reached 165 for 9, from their 40 overs. Neil Williams top-scored with 46, and Joe Morley taking three wickets, and Thomas Dytham two wickets.

Then, despite Richard Crossley (4 for 28) bowling a great spell of left-arm swing bowling, the U40s got home with ten balls to spare, with Liam Dave hitting 48, and crucially sharing in a 61-run partnership, with Alex Birch (14), when the game was in the balance.

The club expressed thanks to Roy and Yvonne Sharland, and Kim Dytham, for a great tea, and to club sponsor Steve Rudkin Solar Installations.

l STAMFORD took a depleted team to Stewart and Lloyds in the first round of the Wilcox Cup, and came unstuck, losing by 56 runs.

Town restricted their division two hosts, to what seemed a manageable 198 all out inside 50 overs. with Tom Williams (3 for 26) bowling a fine spell, with great support from James Ferrow (2 for 27) on his first team debut. Richard Field took 2 for 36.

Stamford then let themselves down with the bat, subsiding to 142 all out, with only Jonny Williams (28), Andrew Hulme (24) and Ferrow (23) resisting for any real period of time.

Town’s Saturday 2nds toiled in the field at home to Sleaford Sunday, with only one success in 45 overs, as the vistors piled up 269 runs, in the South Lincs and Border League with young Tim Juggins, unluckily having a catch dropped early on.

Stamford had their work cut out to reach the imposing target but with Bryan Bennett and Neil Williams going well, an unlikely victory looked on. But Bennett was stumped for an impressive 75 and Williams holed out soon after for 53 (including five sixes), leaving Town to play for bonus points, finally being bowled out for 198, to lose by 71 runs.