Kit drives Cubs’ seconds to the top of the league

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Cublington seconds were put into bat by Didcott after losing the toss and were soon on the back foot as they lost openerSteve George in the second over.

Kit Gordon-Stuart (18) and Chris Baines (51) steadied the innings in difficult conditions. At the fall of the second wicket, Howard Sayers joined Baines and they produced the batting partnership that set up the platform for Cubs to get back to winning ways.

Sayers’ magnificent 86 included shots to every part of the ground, cover drives, pulls and cuts along with great running with Baines, their 100 partnership came up before Sayers was caught out on the boundary.

Valuable late runs were added by Cubs’ strong middle order Tim Taylor and Alex Ellis for Cublingtons innings to close on 206-7.

In reply, Didcott didn’t get off to the best possible start, losing batters Meardon and Strange to Cubs opening bowlers Tom Gadsby (1-26) and Jacob Watson (1-23). Didcott batsmen Brown (23) and Bowler (68) put up plenty of resistance but Sayers and Ollie Fairhurst (2-13 off seven overs) started to swing the match in Cublington’s favour.

For the second week running 15 year old Kit Gordon-Stuart came on and took a 5-45 to keep Cubs on top of Division Eight.