Stanton have to make do with a draw

Stanton Elks played at Wirksworth & Middleton on a sunny Saturday and were asked to bat first by the hosts.

A wicket fell early on which brought Scott Law to join Matthew Sisson, and they scored several boundaries and took the total to 119 before Law was bowled by Liam Duffy for 55.

Dan Daykin came in and put on 58 with Sisson before Sisson became Duffy’s second victim for a good 82.

Matthew Winfield hit a quick 25 before a late call from Dave Hardy left Winfield run out for 25.

Stanton’s innings closed on 236-7, Duffy being the pick of the bowlers with 3-44.

Wirksworth set off steadily in their reply as all of the the top five batsmen got into double figures, opener Neil Taylor top scoring with 38 before being one of Law’s two victims.

Winfield had been introduced and bowled an excellent spell to keep Elks in with a shout of victory as he finished with 5-31.

However, Elks couldn’t take the last two wickets as Wirksworth settled for a draw ending on 154-8.

Stanton next host Stainsby Hall at the Stute on Saturday.

Stanton seconds hosted league leaders Allestree seconds at the Stute on Saturday and another indifferent display saw them lose by six wickets.

Having been inserted, none of the batsmen got going against tight bowling from Phil Deane 4-24 and Jack Finnigan 3-8 and were bowled out for 129.

Allestree never looked in trouble chasing the total down as Clive Rex’s 35 not out led the chase, as only Tom Henshaw with 3-39 kept any slight chance alive of not losing.

Allestree won the match in the 40th over and finished at 131-4.

Stanton travel to Spondon on Saturday hoping to get back into a bit of form.