Long Sutton 1st (29-0) beat Stamford Town 1st (28) by 10 wickets
A stunning bowling display from Barry Stanway and Paul Edgeller helped Long Sutton smash Stamford in style on Saturday.
Pace aces Edgeller (5-16) and Stanway (5-9) took all ten wickets to skittle host Stamford out for just 28 in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash.
Chris Booth (18no) and Ed Booth (11no) duly knocked the runs off in 4.5 overs at Uffington Road, making it back-to-back wins for Sutton.
Skipper Matt Bull saluted his bowlers – and now believes his promoted side can make waves in the top flight.
He said: “It was a superb bowling display from Paul and Barry, both were unplayable at times.
“Some of their deliveries would have probably dismissed most batsmen in this league.
“We need to keep performing like this in these sort of games and I’m sure we can have a successful season.”
Sutton won the toss and chose to bowl on a pitch which looked as though it would play pretty evenly, but appearances immediately proved to be deceiving.
Both bowlers beat the outside edge early on before Edgeller drew a false shot from opener Bryan Bennett (5), whose pull shot looped to Chris Booth at mid on.
Stanway then cleaned bowled Jason MacBeath (1) and Scott Chamberlain (4) to leave the hosts reeling.
Not to be outdone, Edgeller then had Neil Williams (1) caught by Adam Wright, before bowling Phil Holland for five.
Both bowlers were now aiming for a five wicket haul and with plenty of overs in their spells to go, there was a possibility that both could achieve the feat.
The remaining wickets were shared between the two as both picked up their first five wickets hauls of the season, leaving Stamford on a measly 28 all out.
In reply, Sutton looked at ease chasing such a small total, with father and son duo Chris and Ed Booth completing the ten-wicket victory inside five overs to ensure maximum points.
Next up for Sutton is home date with Belton Park on Saturday (1.30pm).
- Sutton’s second side saw their Division One game with Boston 2nd rained off on Saturday.
They visit Baston this Saturday (1.30pm).