The Central Milking and Pumping Stratford Premier Cricket Team went into round three of a one day competition at the weekend after having the previous week rained out. Playing Francis Douglas Stratford lost the toss and Francis Douglas Memorial College decided to bat first, putting on a competitive score of 221/5 off their 50 overs. For Stratford the pick of the bowlers was Ellis Taylor with figures of 2/26 off his nine overs. With Finbar Moriarty, Liam Muggeridge and Ian Buchanan each picking up a wicket each. In reply, Stratford came so close but ended up being one run short Making 220. Neil Harper was again impressive with the bat top scoring with 72. Finbar Moriarty also looked good scoring 42. Stratford now need to pick themselves up for a must win game against New Plymouth Boys’ High.