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Grant & Fagan Star as SCC ease past Brooksbottom

20180526_184402Stretford’s 1st XI made short work of beating Brooksbottom by 7 wickets on Saturday and secured a third win in five games in the process.

It was another magical day for Alex Grant & Corey Fagan, both producing match winning performances against a side boasting two of the league leading run scorers.

Skipper, Benjy Evans removed the dangerous Quereshi without scoring and strangled Brooksbottom’s run rate with figures of 1 for 12 off 8 overs. Brooksbottom slipped to 42-4 when Grant had overseas player Bonavia caught behind and then trapped run machine Gower LBW. Despite a battling 38 from Hopton, Brooksbottom continued to lose wickets without showing any determination to bat their allotted overs. The gregarious Grant claimed 5 wickets for 26 and Corey Fagan chipped in with a further three wickets. Brooksbottom were rolled out for 89 with 18 overs remaining.

Stretford gained a bonus point by chasing down Brooksbottom’s meagre total with the loss of only 3 wickets. Corey Fagan punished the hosts dismal fielding by blasting four sixes and seven fours. His 66 not out was far from being blemish free but was essential in securing the victory while the merry-go-round of batsmen at the top of the order continues to spin around him. Stretford reached 90 for 3 from only 16 overs.

Stretford travel to mid-table Walshaw next weekend with increased confidence while the second team host Dukinfield.

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Pre-season

pexels-photo-636246.jpegPre-season Friendlies Announced

We can confirm that three pre-season warm-up games have been arranged in preparation for the upcoming season.

It certainly feels like the season is getting much closer. A few weeks at the Winter Nets (at LCCC Indoor Centre, Thursday 8pm) and a trio of quality friendlies will certainly allow everyone to shake of the winter malaise and be ready to kick off the season in style.

All games are at home starting at 12.30pm. The fixtures are as follows:

Sunday 8th April v ICA (International Cricket Academy)

Saturday 14th April v Workington

Sunday 15th April v Whalley Range

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring the match ball for any of these fixtures please contact us. For £30.00 you will be invited to the club on the day of the match, given a slap up lunch, you will get to choose the player of the match and given premium advertising at the club for the weekend. Not only this your picture will be published presenting the player with their award on this very website and on social media