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Lads and Dads battle it out

PUBLISHED: 09:29 17 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:34 12 July 2010

The Dads v Lads line-up.

The Dads v Lads line-up.

A BLANK Sunday meant that Stradbroke CC could hold a club day, with all profits being donated to the Sir Ian Botham Leukaemia Research Charity.

There was a barbecue, bar, and raffle and Wally's Disco provided the music.

A BLANK Sunday meant that Stradbroke CC could hold a club day, with all profits being donated to the Sir Ian Botham Leukaemia Research Charity.

There was a barbecue, bar, and raffle and Wally's Disco provided the music.

All this was a backdrop to three cricket matches.

Firstly, Stradbroke Girls (279-3) lost narrowly to Copdock Girls (285-3).

Then 11 fathers and sons battled it out in a Dads v Lads match.

The Lads made 137 for nine, with Sam Johnson (40 not out) and Kieran Allum (22) giving them a healthy platform, only for Stuart Taylor (5-2) to stop them in their tracks.

Taylor then scored 41 in reply, along with Sam's Dad Kevin who made 29, but a spell of 3-5 by Chris Bacon, and a hat-trick from Liam Smith dismissed the Dads for 111.

Finally there was a game between the seniors and an XI who have come through Stradbroke Junior Section.

The “Future” scored 134 for seven, Martin Cuthbert top scoring with 46, aided by Josh Franklin-Mann and Dan Taylor.

In reply, Michael Hugman and Dick Steward both scored 17, but despite brisk scores of 18, 14 and 18 not out by Steve Warner, David Allum and Richard Pierce-Saunderson respectively, the “Present” were never in the hunt, falling 33 short. A total of £570 was raised on the day to be donated to the charity.


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