14 February 2018 Read: 125
Stanford Lake’s mighty badgers took on the team from Giyani in a thrilling T20 match earlier this week at the Lake. With the likes of Lance Trueman and Christian Schmidt heading up the Stanfordian batting attack it was almost clear cut that the match would be a rather one-sided affair.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first which suited the bowling strategy of the Badgers who forced the Giyanian batting order to topple early and manage only 68 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
Stanford Lake’s opening batsmen, Trueman and Schmidt, took to the crease and put pedal to the metal to chase down their 68 run target in just under 8 overs and win the match hands-down by 10 wickets. Schmidt scored an impressive 19 runs off 20 balls while his partner, Trueman, demolished the boundary ropes chalking up 40 off just 22 deliveries.
This victory sends a strong message to the rest of the local schools teams who should do well to be wary of the Badgers.