In the absence of injured skipper Adrian and vice captain Bob, backpacking somewhere in Australia, Ciaran took the helm for the first time and having won the toss inserted the opposition on a very damp track for a timed match .
With Andy C (8 overs for only 24 runs) and Lawrence bowling tight opening spells runs were restricted in the first half of the Chaseville’s innings and although no wickets fell everything was going well. After the drinks break however the Chaseville innings took off and despite sterling efforts from all the bowlers and Lawrence coming back to finish with 1 for 45 a century from Barrel for Chaseville in the last over left allowed them to finish on 201 for 2 with Ciaran being the only other wicket taker.
In reply Ives inning got off to a good start with Den(20) and Phil P (44) putting on 51 for the first wicket and with the final 20 overs coming up the score was 88 for 2 with an unlikely win still on the cards. Phil and Malcolm (25) kept the score going aided by Andy H (11) but as Chaseville tightened up their bowling runs became harder to come by. However Kabir playing his first match showed a good eye for the ball to finish on 25no and with Ciaran’s brother, Dominic (14) also scoring well followed by Richard (15no) the innings closed on 170 for 5 for an honourable draw, the thought of what might have been, and a well done to Ciaran in his match as skipper.