Cricket: Stanford earn hard fought draw at Gidea Park

Gidea Park and Romford 2nd XI – 270-4 declared
Stanford-le-Hope 2nd XI – 186-7
Match drawn

AN opening stand of 110 from Jordan Dodd (52) and Alex Ellis (47) wasn’t quite enough to kickstart a run chase and secure Stanford a second victory of the season.

A hard fought draw against Gidea Park and Romford was all Stanford could muster after the home side amassed 270, Russell Collard (81) and Phil Walker (79) the main contributors with the bat.

Ben Tarten was the pick of the Stanford bowlers with figures of (1-38 off 9 overs).

The total was always going to be a big ask for Stanford to chase down but once Stanford’s openers were removed, the persistence of the Gidea Park and Romford bowling attack began to make inroads and the game ended in a draw with Stanford on 186-7. Russell Collard following up his batting heroics with (4-21 off 13 overs).

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