As with last week Ives found themselves facing a team with a sprinkling of 1st team players which was always likely to make it a difficult match and having elected to bat Den, Earle, Chris B and Richard quickly found the extravagant swing of Hillingdon’s opening bowler too much to handle as they all departed with only 15 on the board. Bob steadied the ship with 25 and with good knocks from Ciaran (24) and Andy H (29) the innings at least went the full 40 overs to close on 117 for 9.
Despite the best efforts of Ciaran and Richard (1 for 26) in the opening overs and excellent spells from Den (1 for 28) and Andy C (2 for 33) Hillingdon were never in danger of losing and won in the 20th over by 6 wickets.
With one match to go interest turns to the Parnell/WilsonTrophy where Richard currently hold a small advantage over Andy H but where Adrian could still run out the winner.
For the Weatherburn/Martin Tankard thanks to Andy C missing a chance of Richard in the Hillingdon game he, Ciaran and Malcolm are currently sharing the lead on 8 catches with Richard only one behind.
Finally a reminder to everyone that as matters stand the AGM is on Sunday 14 October. Venue to be confirmed