Stanton Elks 1sts were in action on Saturday at home to Marehay 3rds in Divison 6N of the DCCL.
The visitors batted first on a glorious sunny day. Tight bowling and good fielding kept the runs down, but no wickets fell as openers Ian Bromley and Aidan Marsh struggled to get the ball away.
The introduction of Neil Sanderson led to Bromley’s dismissal for 18 with the total on 44, quickly followed by another for Sanderson and a run out. Harry Brocklehurst joined Marsh and they scored steadily, before Tom Windley had Brocklehurst caught for 22.
Marsh followed soon for a patient 42. Marehay’s innings closed on 134-8, which looked a below par score, Windley taking 3-37 and Sanderson 2-22.
Openers Matt Sisson and Matt Winfield set off at a brisk rate, taking the score to 28 before Winfield was bowled for 17. Sisson was then caught for 13. After two more wickets, Scott Law and Windley took the total to 102 as Elks looked set for victory, but when Windley was bowled for 15, a collapse followed which saw the last five wickets fall for nine runs as Stanton were bowled out for 111.
Stanton travel to Matlock on Saturday.
Stanton 2nds travelled to South Wingfield and came away with a six-run win which took them top of the table. Stanton batted first and lost Tom Henshaw for 10. Jake Keetley joined opener Ash Goring and they took the total to 77 before Goring was out for 40. Keetley kept the run rate going and was fourth out for a good 56. Elks kept the runs going and the innings closed at 190-7.
Wingfield set off at a good rate and openers Rob Johnson and Wright put on 50 before Johnson was out for 20, Kitts came to the wicket and with Johnson they took the total to 120 but Cory Kennedy then claimed his second wicket. When Wright was out for 74, the game changed as Tom Henshaw claimed 5-10 in his last five overs to finish with 5-50, assisted by Alex McGinley taking 2-37. The hosts were bowled out for 184, Kennedy taking 2-14.
Stanton host Clowne 3rds at the Stute on Saturday.