Foxton’s star opener Cei Sanderson targets Lord’s comeback

PUBLISHED: 15:51 17 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:55 17 September 2015




Star batsman Cei Sanderson is targeting a Lord’s return following Foxton’s close-fought defeat to Woodhouse Grange in the Davidstow National Village Cup on Sunday.

The Foxes struggled to keep up with the required run rate set by Grange’s 256-2 from their 40 overs but always had hope with deadly opener Sanderson, scorer of three successive centuries en route to the final, at the crease.

A groin injury suffered late in his innings, while attempting to resurrect his side’s fading chances, compounded a painful afternoon and he was eventually removed for 74. The talismanic batter believes Foxton could return to the home of cricket in the near future though.

Sanderson told the Crow: “It’s been a really special day despite my injury. I was just trying to go for too many shots in the end. I overstretched on one and felt a tweak.

“As a team we’ve done everything we could to get to this point but unfortunately we could not quite do enough to get us over the line.

“We will just have to make it back next year. We have done it once now so there is no reason why we can’t do it again.”

Sanderson may have hit an impressive target at the home of cricket but he explains how his outstanding moment of the day did not involve any aspect of his knock.

He continued: “The defining moment of today for me was Jeffery’s [Douglas] six that flew onto the second level of the pavilion.

“It was an unbelievable shot and one worthy of gracing Lord’s.

“If his innings had continued for a little while we would have had a better chance but they [Grange] managed to get him out at just the right time and it deflated us.”


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