Stony thrashed after batting collapse

David Clarke on his way to 82 for Peterborough Town against Stony Stratford. Photo: David Lowndes
David Clarke on his way to 82 for Peterborough Town against Stony Stratford. Photo: David Lowndes

A disastrous afternoon with the bat put paid to any chances of a Stony Stratford victory over Peterborough.

After winning the toss and electing to field first, Stony looked as though they were doing a decent job, taking regular wickets to hold up the Peterborough innings.

Captain David Clarke did hit 82 though, top scoring for the home side on their way to 227-7.

For Stony, Alex Strong was the leading man, taking 3-78 while Dean Bryce took 2-21.

The response though was short lived. Stony lost opener James Pickles for a three-ball duck, and the wickets kept falling. Three batsmen made it to double figures as David Sayer took 4-17, reducing the visitors for just 98.

The result sees Stony drop to ninth in the Premier Division.