Strollers seal first T20 win over Archway Ladder at Ally Pally
posted: July 5, 2018
Our winning form continued last night with a first T20 win over the Archway Ladder XI at Alexandra Palace. However, having won the toss, we faltered to start losing three early wickets before the scene was set for Sid whose audacious strokeplay – consisting of numerous reverse paddle sweeps and ramp shots – earned him a stunning 83. Tom also got into the act with a typically assertive and unbeaten knock of 52. This allowed us to post a competitive 167.
In response the Archway Ladder suffered something of a collapse, losing four wickets in the first five overs. They mounted a recovery of sorts but our bowlers remained on top throughout, with threefers collected both by skipper Abhik (3-14) and young Danny Betts (3-26). With victory beyond the Ladder's reach, Sid entertained by changing his action mid over to left arm spin, turning one square to bamboozle Goodman entirely. Abhik concluded the evening's frivolities with the last wicket to fall, that of Walsh, and the Ladder fell some 30 runs adrift of their target.
Well played all!
Gavin Richardson & Dave Gorton