After a sudden heavy hailstorm threatened to cancel the match before it started play eventual got underway 75 minutes late with Ives electing to bowl first in a reduced 35 over game.

Denis and Andy H lead the way with tight opening spells but without success on the wicket front and although Richard and Ciaran didn’t have initial success both finally were in the wickets with Ciaran taking 2 for 56 and Richard 4 for 39. Tim chipped in with 1 for 27 taking an excellent caught and bowled to follow up on an equally good catch in the deep earlier in the GWR innings. With a couple of run outs towards the end of the innings GWR closed on 183 for 9.

In reply Bob contributed 18 but it was a stand of 61 between Phil P (23) and Richard (36) that gave a the Ives hope of overhauling the opposition score but it was not to be with only a quick fire 14 by Andy H at the end of the innings helping to push the Ives score to 138 for 9 at the close.

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