Stanton fall to defeat at Wootton

Stanton, with a weakened side, made the long journey to Wootton and batted first.

Openers Scott Law and Matthew Winfield took the total to 79 before Winfield was caught out for 28.

Law brought up his 50 but was bowled by Oliver Degg without adding to his score as two wickets fell at 98.

Mark Bostock came to the wicket and batted the remaining overs as wickets fell at the other end.

Daniel Daykin hit a quick 12 before he was bowled going for a maximum, but Simon Kennedy joined Bostock with the score at 142 and they put on 48 as the innings closed on 190-7, Bostock 46 not out and Kennedy 14 not out. Degg was pick of the bowlers with 4-48.

Wootton’s reply was built around opener James Broadway’s 92, who benefited from being dropped on a couple of occasions off the unlucky bowler Martin Case. 

Simon Barker joined Broadway and they seemed to be taking Wootton to victory but when Law had Barker caught behind for 21 a tense game ensued.

Will Tomkinson stayed with Broadway until Winfield had Broadway caught by Bostock for 92 and then took two more wickets to end with 3-23, but Wootton held on to win in the 42nd over.

Stanton second XI hosted local rivals Rutland thirds at the Stute on Saturday and were inserted by the visitors.

Openers Ash Goring and Tom Henshaw took the total to 54 before Goring was out and then three more wickets fell quickly to reduce Stanton to 77-4.

This brought in the experienced Dave Riley to join Henshaw and they shared an excellent stand to take the total to 141 before Henshaw was out for 97.

Young Alex McGinley joined Riley and they shared a good stand as Riley batted through the rest of the innings to remain 84 not out, Elks closing on 216-6. Green was the pick of Rutland’s bowlers with 3-47.

Young McGinley opened the bowling and took an early wicket and Rutland were soon 63-4.

Green completed a good day by scoring 52 but when Henshaw brought himself on to bowl he took 4-13 to make a Stanton victory a formality, the last wicket being taken by Franklin Henshaw and Rutland were bowled out for 148 with seven overs left.