Sandon secure big win in latest battle of the Strollers
posted: July 22, 2018
A record-breaking Strollers opening stand of 178 was the deciding factor this afternoon... unfortunately for us the runs came for the Sandon variety of Strollers as we slumped to an 8 wicket defeat, handing our Hertfordshire namesakes their first win against us in nine years.
Earlier in the day, having won the toss, we only managed to post a modest 200 with wickets falling all too regularly on a pitch that offered variable bounce and in the face of a clearly re-energised attack – Sandon seamer Atkins collecting 6-78 along the way.
Only Abhik made significant runs on our behalf – a well-earned half century of 52 – though he was well supported by Vidur Gupta who hit 37 on début. However this was dwarfed by the efforts of Sandon skipper Simeon Green whose mighty 115 in response was undoubtedly the deciding factor in his side's march to victory, supported too by his opening partner 'Ammo' Singh who carried his bat on 54 as Sandon cruised to an easy win with nine overs remaining in the day.