After scoring 50+ with the bat, taking 5 wickets with the ball and buying a round of drinks, the Parish Council are considering a proposal to commemorate John Staker’s deeds with an extra day’s holiday next week and renaming the village ‘Stakerchurch’.
Batting first, and struggling to get anything
to the boundary, Whitchurch looked like getting a below-par score when
JS went out to bat at No. 5. A quick 60, ably
supported by Nick Turner and Paul Higgs, ensured a competitive 179.
After tea, with Sonning Common keeping up with the run rate and their
opener looking good, JS came on as fourth-change (where have heard
this before??). 5 wickets, this time with support
from Floody and Scooby, ensured a comfortable victory by 9 runs with 7
The Parish Council turned down the idea of a street
party saying it was ‘a ridiculous idea’.