Friday 5th of September 2014
Congratulations from the Car Hire Stansted Airport branch to their local cricket teams on winning the respected division titles.
It was a double title result for Stansted Cricket Club with the first team taking the Herts and Essex league, division one crown on a last day decider. Also the second team lifting the division five title for the first time in their history.
With Stansted and Ilford Catholics starting the day equal on points, but Ilford sitting on top as they had beaten Stansted twice, it was all down to a final shoot-out. Stansted’s opponents Theydon Bois set a testing target of 222-6. In reply, Stansted had useful knocks from Ben Baker (34), Fred Kirby (37), Ian Parsons (23) and Henry Kirby (18). The anchor was Chris Kirby with 67 not out, who saw his side over the line with 224-6 off 42.5 overs.
By that time Stansted had learnt that Ilford had lost to BIRCHANGER at home and the title was on its way to Hargrave Park for the first time ever. Ben Sammons hit his maiden century, with a knock of 125 for Stansted, while Mark Johnson managed 55 in Stansted’s innings of 239 all out.