Thirds edge to win

Only four balls were left, and the last men were in when Stags thirds secured a win over Rochdale thirds at Redbrook.

Both teams in this friendly fixture included mainly junior players.

Harry Butterworth scored 26 and Thomas Schofield hit 22 as Rochdale totalled 117-9.

Jack Taylor took three wickets and Matthew Findlow took two.

Danny Devine (35) and Spencer Allen (23) put on 60 in a good opening partnership for Stags, but wickets then started to tumble.

Jack Taylor added 10 and Matthew Findlow scored 12 in the reply of 118-9.

For Rochdale, James Bluer, Jacob Pauline, Harry Whittles and Sam Gauge each took two wickets.