Cricket: Stanford see off Leigh

Leigh-on-Sea II 162-8 (52overs)
Stanford-le-Hope 166-4 (48 overs)

Stanford 20 points beat Leigh-on-Sea 5 points by 6 wickets

Stanford second team secured their second victory in a week and their 4th of the season with a hard fought victory away to Leigh-on-Sea on Saturday.

AFTER winning a crucial toss, skipper Drew Robinson invited Leigh to have a bat on a damp wicket after the recent heavy rains leading up to the game the previous week. The decision proved to be a good one as they reduced Leigh to 2 for 2 off the first 5 overs. Leigh eventually recovered to set a modest target of 162-8 off their allotted 52 overs thanks mainly to Al Lawrence (29) and Joshal Patel (37). Stanford’s bowlers were able to keep things generally tight and wickets were shared around with Adam Knight (3-36) Jack Carter (2-36) and Greg Cohen (2-68) bowling well in a staggering 26 over spell.

Stanford’s reply could not have got off to a worse possible start with both openers back in the pavilion with only 1 on the scoreboard. However, some good counter-attacking cricket from Robert Page (54) and for the second week in a row, skipper Drew Robinson (72no) leading from the front, was able to see his side home, accompanied by Adam Knight (34no) with 2 overs to spare.

Stanford 20 points Leigh-on-Sea 5 points

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