Duo in good form to aid Stanton

Stanton hosted Brailsford 2nds XI at the Stute on Saturday and won by 80 runs courtesy of an excellent century by Richard Barnes and seven wickets for Tom Windley.

Stanton opted to bat first and openers Matt Sisson and Barnes put on 48 before the introduction of Ben Walker brought about two wickets in two balls to make it 51-2, and tight bowling from Walker and Gorton meant only seven runs were scored off the next nine overs.

This led to a mix up between Barnes and Alex Aldred who was run out for a single, but Windley and Barnes shared a 51-run stand before Windley was caught on the boundary. 

Barnes was still scoring heavily and finding the boundary on numerous occasions, before he was eventually caught on the deep mid wicket boundary for an excellent 120 with the total on 171.

A few late boundaries took Stanton to a total of 195-9, Walker finishing with 3-27 and Josh Greasley 3-37.

In reply Scott Law bowled a hostile spell but it was to be Windley’s day with the ball, having Crouch bowled early on, then Hall caught and two LBWs in his next two balls to get a hat-trick.

Law then took his only wicket with the next ball, and Windley continued to take wickets and finished with a career best of 7-34 as only Cresswell offered resistance, Brailsford bowled out for 115 with 12 overs left.

Stanton 2nd XI travelled to Selston and Tom Henshaw produced a man-of-the-match performance with both bat and ball to take Stanton to a three wicket victory.

Sulston’s openers Tom Langton 38 and Ben Lister 41 shared a good opening stand before the introduction of Henshaw trapped Lister LBW, followed shortly afterwards with Alex McGinley bowling Langton.

Runs dried up and wickets fell as Henshaw took 5-32 and McGinley 2-58, Selston closing on 176-8.

Stanton lost two early wickets which brought in Henshaw to join Dave Coy and they put on a stand of 98 before Coy was caught out for 34.

Henshaw was fifth out for an excellent 80 with the total on 134 as Selston sensed victory.

Dave Riley had other ideas and used all his years of experience to take Elks to victory as he remained undefeated on 20, Sam Trueman hitting the winning runs with a six.