Cricket: Stanford thirds produce massive win
Date posted: 02-08-2012
Stanford-Le-Hope Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI v Wanstead 6th XI on Sat 21 Jul 2012 at 13:00
Stanford-Le-Hope Cricket Club Won By 177 Runs
Jon Fuller and Steve Trigg took 8 wickets between them to bowl Stanford to a stunning victory by 177 runs on Saturday. Both bowlers took four wickets to dismiss Wanstead for 41, the lowest total a team has ever scored against Stanford 3rd XI.
Stanford lost the toss and were asked to bat first on a damp track but got off to a good start with Lewis Robinson (28) and Geoff Lake (87) putting on 46 for the first wicket in under 10 overs. When Robinson was dismissed, a couple of cheap wickets fell and Stanford were happy to reach the halfway stage at 100-3. Rob Pearn (63*) joined Lake at the crease and they proceeded to smash the ball to all parts, putting on over 100 together to enable Stanford to declare their innings on 218 after only 43 overs.
After the innings interval, Wanstead showed their intention to play for the draw straight away and after 8 overs had only 7 runs on the board, of which 6 were extras.
The experienced Jon Fuller, bowling exclusively slower balls, bamboozled the Wanstead batsman and finished with the incredible figures of 4 wickets for 8 runs from 10 overs (including 5 maidens). With Steve Trigg gaining some extravagant turn from the other end, scoring proved to be virtually impossible with only one Wanstead batsman reaching double figures and only 2 boundaries scored in the whole innings. Trigg finished with figures of 4 wickets for 13 runs from 8 overs, with all his wickets being bowled, as the Wansted innings was wrapped up with more than 20 overs of the game remaining.