Ben Melton grabbed 3-18 on his Stow debut to earn a winning draw at Barton Turf.

Stow were put in to bat on a good looking pitch and struggled to get any significant partnerships early on, but importantly didn’t lose wickets in close succession.

Denny (32) and Perrin (27) batted well for the only 50 partnership of the innings as the visitors closed on 194/7.

Debutant Lloyd Richmond started well with the new ball, initially having the dangerous Ponder dropped at slip by Landymore, before removing him clean bowled for 15. He eventually finished with two wickets, but deserved more.

More prominently, close friend Melton outshone Richmond, also on debut.

Man of the match Melton finished with figures of 13-9- 18-3.

After having Wanderers 60-6 at drinks, the experienced heads of Hayes and Jackson closed up shop and made it hard for the visitors.

No more breakthroughs were made until it was realistically too late, and they closed on 140/8.