Four-some Stow bowler Wilcox

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Stow under-11’s, sponsored by J.W. Sargeant’s butchers, hosted Denver U11’s on Friday night and won by 27 runs, in the twenty over game.

Stow batted first and set a good target of 132 with both Ben Buckley (36) and Arthur Wilcox (35) retiring. George Webb batted really well with some sharp singles, for his 17 not out. Harry Challen and Clark McCarthy were both out to Evelyn Palmer’s good bowling, with Esther Broad and Ruben Baker adding to the total in the final overs.

Denver wickets were taken at regular intervals. Jamie Sharples, Edward George, Theo Young and Oliver Delamore all bowled well with the pick of the bowlers being Webb who took 2 wickets for 7 runs and Wilcox taking 4-4.

Stow U15’s, sponsored by Emmett’s, bowled first and kept Denver to a score of 108 for 6, despite a fine 61 from Harvey Wardle.

Wickets for Stow came from William Gilbert (2 for 10), Jack Challen, Zack Newton and Freddie Riddington plus some tight bowling from Charlie Riddington (0-3 off 3 overs) helped limit the score.

When Stow looked to be losing grasp of the game, 53 for 4 from 12 overs, in came Freddie Fairey (47 not out) and Ben Wilcox.

With some clever batting, hitting balls into gaps and running ones, two’s and three’s, when Wilcox was dismissed (caught for 35) Stow looked to have the measure of the game. Number seven batsman Alec Marshall (10 not out) powered Stow home to victory with an over to spare.

Stow U13’s, sponsored by FW Deptford Ltd, played their 2nd round ECB National cup match, away, against a strong Sheringham U13 side.

Stow batted first and opener Freddie Fairey was retired after scoring a fluid 30. A great performance by Jack Challen (22 not out) supported well by Sam Gilbert and Arthur Wilcox, who both scored 11, meant that Stow set a target of 111.

Top notch batting from the Sheringham openers, Dan Sheridan and Robbie Wiseman meant that they both were retired on 32 and 31 respectively.

The Stow bowlers were unable to penetrate and by the time Jack Bishop took the wicket of F. K-Scatz it was too little, too late. Sheringham reached the target with five overs to spare.

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