Only ten men took the field for each team on this chilly Sunday at the end of April. Ivanhoe fielded well with good bowling spells for Evans, Hausler and Parnell R taking the lion’s share of the wickets. Chalfont put up some early resistance but folded after the openers went to finish on a total of 116 all out in just 27 overs.
116 looked like an easy target, but with a relatively weak batting side nothing could be left to chance. Evans and Collins opened the batting and progressed steadily towards the target, enjoying a relatively benign bowling attack. Evens fell for 25 while Collins was knocking on the door of a half century when he was caught for 48. This was the last batting of note, with the remainder of the runs being mopped up amongst the rest of the team. A good win and the first of many!