Saturday, 19 June 2021

Skipper Lovatt sees Stonor over the line

STONOR kept BRITWELL SALOME to a slow start, with the batsmen cautious of the weather-beaten wicket.

STONOR kept BRITWELL SALOME to a slow start, with the batsmen cautious of the weather-beaten wicket.

But the pace of Oli Kavanagh and shrewdness from Powell frustrated the top order into some loose shots, leaving them on 49-4.

Smith and Little formed a promising 36-run partnership, before Mayo displaced Little with a lovely tweaker.

Cridland-Smith finished with 3-15 off seven overs, Kavanagh 4-31 off 9.4 overs and Powell 2-22, with Stonor left to chase down 106.

Mayo and debutant Bruno Kavanagh opened with considered style, only for Kavanagh to fall for seven.



As Williams came to the crease, Mayo set about delivering the ball to all corners of the boundary rope on his way to 52 before being adjudged lbw to Dennis.

Williams (21) produced some lusty blows, including a well-timed straight six back over Ali’s head. Coming in at four, Maidlow looked solid, taking the score to 16 short of victory. However, brilliantly tight bowling from Strong had both Williams and Maidlow walking back to the pavilion, leaving the score at 91-4, just 16 short of victory.

Cripps and Cridland-Smith were casualties in the same Dennis over. Captain Lovatt and ex-skipper Powell come to the crease to gather the winning runs, by a margin of four wickets and eight overs to spare.



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