Last weekend the Saturday side beat bottom of the table Yoxford in a extremely tense match. Yoxford scored a bumper total of 247 runs. Scott Martin was the pick of the Stonham bowling attack taking four wickets. Ollie Foster and Paul Storer also picked up a pair of wickets each.
Stonham batted well and managed to stay in the game throughout their innings, although when they ended up requiring a very tricky 26 runs from 15 balls, the game seemed to be drifting away from them. However, with Luke Edgar and Ben Waters (not the boogie woogie piano player) still at the crease, any side should be concerned.
In form Edgar didn’t hang around and brought up his second century in six days by striking three successive sixes and pretty much single-handedly taking the game away from the home side, allowing Stonham to cruise to victory in the end.
The following day saw the annual President’s XI versus Chairman’s XI friendly match take place in memory of former Earl Stonham legend, Gary Small. It was good to see lots of club members, old and new, as well as friends and families enjoy the cricket fun day.
The game is played as a T20 test match, which means that both sides have two innings and in the second innings the batting order is reversed, so everyone has a chance to have a go with the bat.
Some rare video footage (above) from square leg umpire, David Eade, shows first team and Chairman’s XI captain, Stephen Lewis, being caught behind by Paul Player off Jordan Storer’s bowling. It’s good to see the club captain playing the game in the right spirit!
It’s now been a year since the official opening of the new pavillion and the ‘Player Clock’ (above) is now up-and-running. The next enhancement the club is working towards for its wonderful new facility is a new electronic scoreboard.