Wollaston add to Stony’s fears of relegation loom

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Stony Stratford are clinging on to their Northants League Premier Division life after losing their 13th game of the season - but they stay off the bottom of the league.

Their narrow defeat at the hands of Wollaston sees them stay 10th in the division, 13 points clear of Horton House at the bottom.

Saturday’s defeat was a real nail-biter, and only slipped away from Stony in the closing overs as they fought to over-turn Wollaston’s first innings score.

Kamran Anwar removed opener Matthew Jones with the score on 33, but a massive 138-run partnership between Nicholas Mosey (85) and Mark Ralph (73) put the home side in total control.

Anwar finished with excellent figures of 5-52, but Wollaston had put on 234-8 at the close of their 55 overs.

Stony’s knock didn’t get off to the best of starts as they lost Arvind Ramesh with the score on 6, but a rescue mission from Praveen Chandran (46) and Vicram Sohal (42) put the visitors back on the path.

Wesley Fernando added 72 from number five, but with partners coming and going all too frequently, Stony would ultimately come up just 15 runs shy of the target after 55 overs.

Stony have three more games to assure safety, taking on Oundle, Brixworth and Rushton,