Round 10 against Hamwicks saw strong results and performances across all grades and a slight extension in the lead of the club championship race.
First Grade unfortunately ended in a draw after the Seagulls posted a strong 252 on day one at Passmore Oval as Keith Moody (131) scored a fine maiden century in the top grade. Keiths innings was one of immense patience and maturity in challenging conditions as he put the team in a commanding position only for the weather to intervene.
Second Grade dominated their match at Lynn Oval from start to finish and secured outright points late on day two to extend their lead at the top of the table. Hamwicks could only muster 138 in the first innings on a flat Lynn Oval pitch as Brodie Cox took 4 for 50 to put the seagulls in the box seat. The Stockton batsmen then went about dismantling the Hamwicks attack as they posted 3 for 250 declared in response with Kye Zanardi scoring a find 134 not out and Laurence Kelly 57 not out. In the push for outright points skipper Lincoln Melmeth took 5 for 25 and the pumas were skittled for a meagre 84.
The first of two one days games for third grade ended with a comprehensive win with a double bonus point win achieved
. The seagulls posted a modest 107 with Cam Hainsworth scoring 27. In response Hamwicks scored 49. Tyler McInnes running riot with 4 for 18.
Fourth grade also achieved a double bonus point win as they won by 10 wickets after Hamwicks scored 102 in the first innings. Alex Ward was the best of the bowlers with 3 for 14. Mick Owens top scored with 56 not out and Troy Newell scored 48 not out as the total was achieved without loss.