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Stradbroke through in plate

PUBLISHED: 09:35 14 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 July 2010

In the John Bright Memorial Plate Stradbroke A beat Rosary Cavaliers by 30 runs.

Stradbroke took another step towards retaining the plate with a relatively trouble-free win at Rosary.

In the John Bright Memorial Plate Stradbroke A beat Rosary Cavaliers by 30 runs.

Stradbroke took another step towards retaining the plate with a relatively trouble-free win at Rosary.

On a pitch softened by overnight rain batting was difficult, but re-united as an opening pair, Alan Barker (30) and David Allum (39) negotiated the minefield by different routes, adding 68.

The home side rallied, until James Grigg (32) attacked from ball one, a trend followed by Stuart Taylor after a slow start, until he was last out for 47.

A target of 206 in 40 overs looked too rich for the hosts, especially when Sam Johnson unleashed a venomous opening salvo.

Ian Beard survived, reaching 40 before hitting his own wicket off the first ball delivered by leg spinner Alex Sharratt.

He needed no further encouragement, his eight overs yielding 3-27, leaving Rosary always behind the rate, but considering they are three divisions apart, it was a spirited effort.

Stradbroke A: 205-7 (S Taylor 47, D Allum 39, J Grigg 32, A Barker 30).

Rosary Caveliers: 175-9 (I Beard 40, A McDonnell 24, A Sharratt

3-27).


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