stoke victorious again

Stoke’s Sunday XI travelled to Twickenham and repeated their 2008 victory.

The hosts chose to bat but Mike Carty, (3-24), late call up from the Guildford club scene Jack Raimondo, (2-31), and Peter Phipps, (2-24), reduced them to 71 for 7.

M.Bendelow added respectability to the score with 35 before becoming one of two victims for the mercurial Roy Johns, (2-11) – Johns’ wickets sandwiched a wicket for Sandy Henderson.

Just 120 to win for Stoke, and this was achieved in 31.1 overs for the loss of three wickets, one of them late call up Greg Routley who became the 100th player to play senior cricket for Stoke in 2009!

Henderson carried his bat for an unbeaten 35, adding an unbroken 42 for the fourth wicket with Raimondo who hit 31 of them.

Next week the Sunday XI host the Thameside Wicketers in their penultimate match of the season.

FOOTNOTE – Click here for details of Raimondo’s preparation for this fixture – we would like to point out that last season’s leading run scorer has had a bit of a bad run with the bat this year, due totally to being led astray by other members of the SDCC massive: