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Stanton played at Rolleston thirds on Saturday and were inserted on a wet, green wicket.

Richard Barnes hit several early boundaries before the first wicket fell with the score at 40 and Barnes followed for 37.

Tom Windley and James Perry then shared a 53 run stand and took the total to 104 before Windley was bowled by Tom Goodall (3-34) for 42, Aaron Harper (3-23) also a danger as the innings closed on 186-9.

Rolleston’s openers struggled and Windley took four wickets to help reduce them to 65-6.

The eighth wicket pair of Harper and Dan Featherstone shared a stand of 43 before Windley (5-42) claimed his fifth when Featherstone was caught for 27.

Mark Bostock removed Harper in the next over, but the last pair held on to end on 128-9.

Stanton second XI hosted Holmewood seconds on Saturday and had a winning draw.

Having been inserted by the visitors lost an early wicket. This brought in Ross Coy (26) to join Tom Henshaw (71) and they helped things along.

A good total looked on but Robert Lee claimed 4-14 to keep Elks down as only Neil Sanderson offered any further resistance and remained 24 not out as the innings closed on 175-8.

Holmewood openers Norman Dolling and David Gray shared an opening stand of 71 before Gray was out for 37.

Dave Riley claimed two caught and bowled, but the turning point came when Sam Trueman bowled Dolling for 43, and with each of his next two balls he bowled the next two batsmen to claim his first senior hat trick - all clean bowled. Elks were now in search of victory but Holmewood held out to finish on 146-9, Trueman claiming 4-15 and Riley 4-35.

Stanton seconds then played Mickleover thirds at the Stute on Sunday and did the double over them to win by 79 runs.

Stanton batted first and Mark Aldred and Dave Coy shared a good opening stand before Coy was out, Aldred the mainstay of the innings as he top scored with 73 and Elks ended on 188-7.

Mickleover’s opening pair took the score to over 50 before the introduction of Paul Cook who took a good catch off his own bowling in his first over to claim the first wicket, Neil Sanderson also claiming one scalp.

But Tom Henshaw’s introduction proved key as he claimed 4-6 and Connor Riley also took two wickets as Mickleover were bowled out for 102.