19 September 2017 Read: 111
The Badgers made a great come back following their defeat at the hands of Ben Vorster on their home turf two weekends ago. Travelling down to Mitchell House in Polokwane, Stanford Lake College needed a win to boost their morale and save face after their 181 run Vossie-defeat.
Winning the toss, Mitchell House sent their batsmen to crease to face the Stanford bowling arsenal. In a world class display by the Abhey Patel who claimed six scalps for a mere five runs, Stanford held their hosts to 56 all out.
In their turn between the stumps, the badgers needed only 11 overs to win the game by nine wickets. Star batsman for the visitors on the day was Christiaan Schmidt who managed 38 runs not out.
With their win, Stanford secured their third spot on the Super League log with Ben Vorster occupying second place just five points behind log leaders, PHS on 25 points. The 2017 league officially started on the 5th of August with the final games to be played before the 25th of September. The final will see the top two teams face off on a neutral ground in the region for the championship trophy.
Tomorrow (Saturday 16th of September) Stanford Lake will be in Polokwane again, and will come face to face against Curro Heuwelkruin. Ben Vorster will face off against Nkowankowa Cricket Club in a home game.