From ‘The Goose’
I can confirm that Sunday’s partnership of 97 for the 3rd wicket between Mark and Andy Edgington at Barby on Sunday is the highest stand involving a father and son for Stoneleigh C.C. since records have existed over the last 46 years.
The previous best was 89 for the 4th wicket between Richard and Ben Parham at home to Long Itchington in 1990.
Sunday’s record owed much to the failure of Barby’s wicketkeeper to execute a simple run-out when Andy had made only a few. Andy went on to make 66 as only he can off 41 balls (6 singles, 9 fours & 4 sixes) and Mark made a more restrained 46 including 8 fours.
In the same innings, Andy also passed 1000 runs for SCC. Mark had already passed the 5000 runs mark for the club and is now just 38 away from 500 wickets.
An entertaining game saw us emerge victorious. We made 178-5 off our 40 overs with other notable contributions from Andy Waite 21no and a blistering knock of 4no from Lee Crowley. Barby were bowled out for 166 in their 39th over (Greg Sutcliffe 3-18, Hal Sutcliffe 1-37, Mark Edgington 2-23, Andy Waite 1-30, Phil Chapman 3-20).
Our very own scribe, Brian Halford was so moved as to suggest Mark and Andy should be picked for Warwickshire. See –
Keep up the good work Edgers and Edgers – make it 100 partnership next time.