4th XI

Stafford 4ths played their final game of the season in division 8 of the North Staffs and South Cheshire league. They travelled to Newcastle and Hartshill and a victory by 81 runs secured them a respectable 4th place in the table. Batting first it was Harry Hyde-Farrington who dominated hitting a sparkling 142 out of Stafford’s 222 all out. In the reply Newcastle’s Sebastian Smith 49 and Skipper Steve Kessel 49 not out showed stubborn resistance in a long eighth wicket stand. Once that was broken by who else Hyde-Farrington Stafford completed the job as the home side were 141 all out. Paul Freeman shone with the ball claiming 5-17.

Gary Fulton