Stainsby's Welwyn Garden City second string pick up creditable draw

PUBLISHED: 17:42 26 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:15 26 October 2009

WGC 2nds took a creditable 11 points on Saturday as they drew with Northwood. At no stage did WGC look to have the winning of this game. And it is to their credit after losing the toss they avoided defeat and took vital bonus points from the match. Skippe

WGC 2nds took a creditable 11 points on Saturday as they drew with Northwood.

At no stage did WGC look to have the winning of this game.

And it is to their credit after losing the toss they avoided defeat and took vital bonus points from the match.

Skipper Chris Stainsby's bowling resources were limited and soon the home side were comfortably putting on the runs.

Seventy runs for the loss of only one wicket came in the opening 20 overs after Andy Nolan had bowled a tidy spell of 0-22 from seven overs.

Northwood accelerated after this with 90 off the next 20, and 104 from the final 10 overs as Stainsby and spinners Ian Fitzgerald and Liam Mitchell were punished.

Northwood number's five, six and seven really threw the bat.

Once again a very poor start was made with James McDonald and Sam Stockwell out before 10 was scored.

After that there were very useful contributions from Andy Nolan (17), Dileep Rundraswamy (22) Ian Fitzgerald (20) and Chris Stainsby (22).

Leading the way as WGC got more bonus points without ever looking close to winning, was Chris Molyneux with 43.

Ranji Latchman finished with four expensive wickets, but Stainsby and Liam Mitchell played out a couple of overs for the draw.


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