Sunday XI lose to the Badgers

Sunday XI Friendly

Stoke D’Abernon 126 all out (30 overs)

Badgers 129 for 6 (23.3 overs)

Badgers won by 4 wickets

Mike Carty clubbed 52 and promising young bowlers Dom Lloyd and Alex Bond shared five wickets, but Stoke’s Sunday XI were defeated by the Badgers at the Rec for whom Jake Gordon, (4-41), and Mark Gordon, (57), starred for the visitors.

Stoke were indebted to Carty’s belligerence posting to post a total to bowl at. Only two other players, new member Rod Thomson, (22), and Adam Cooke, (12), made double figures as Stoke were shot out in just 30 overs.

The visitors needed just 23.3 overs themselves to knock off the runs, although the chase was not as comfortable at it looks on our Play Cricket site thanks to Lloyd, (3-50), Bond, (2-21), and Sam Bradford-Smith, (1-25), making inroads into the Badgers’ order. Two of the wickets were courtesy of catches by Duncan Howorth

Redding, (29no), dropped anchor whilst Mark Gordon hit his brisk 57, dismissed shortly before the winning hit, to leave Stoke to rue their shortage of runs.

Next week the Sunday XI travel to Kingston.

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