Monday, 21 June 2021

Stonor struggle to put on runs

STONOR won the toss on a cloudy afternoon against IPSDEN and asked the visitors to bat first.

STONOR won the toss on a cloudy afternoon against IPSDEN and asked the visitors to bat first.

The Ipsden top order made slow progress and after 20 overs the score had reached only 39.

Tight bowling from John Powell, who finished with four wickets plus an excellent run out, continued to stifle the batsmen.

Ipsden opener Wood was bowled by Ollie Kavanagh for 12, with Chris Hughesdon going for 11 and Rudling for 17.

But a fine late flurry from Keeble, who finished just short of his half–century on 49 runs, took the final score to a respectable 126 off 41.2 overs.



Stonor’s reply was similarly cagey, with wickets falling at regular intervals.

Ollie Kavanagh held the innings together early on, making 19 runs.

But aside from Andy Warren’s aggressive late counter–attack, none of the Stonor batsmen could handle the spin of Houseman or the left arm pace of Keeble. Ian Harris was given out lbw for a duck, with Jack Butler and Chris Maidlow both falling to the bowling of Keeble without registering a score.

John Powell mustered 27 while Andy Warren made 28 but in the end, Stonor could only finish 20 runs shy of an Ipsden total which had never looked any more than adequate.



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