Friday, 18 June 2021

Stonor held to a draw

STONOR took on Heartaches on Sunday after a minute’s silence for the much-missed David Glenn who played for both teams for many years.

The visitors won the toss and put Stonor into bat, with openers Collings and Dan finding the going tough against some tight bowling.

Searching swingers from A Rice repeatedly beat the bat but M Bowes made the breakthrough, taking the first two wickets for only 16 on the board.

All the Hearts bowling was strong (Jordan Frieda took 4 for 50) but with the retirement of A Rice (0 for 3 runs off 6 overs) and M Bowes (2 for 16 runs) that Stonor were able to accelerate the scoring with number three bat and trainee lawyer T Ma making 23 and skipper M Lovatt thumping 35.

Later down the order S Harris’s vital 45 not out ensured that Stonor’s innings ended on 143 for 7. This proved a bridge too far for Hearts, despite their strong batting line up.

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