On a hard, fast track Adelaide Southgate quickly got into their stride with 50 on the board in 8 overs and a score of 300 looking on the cards at one point as their openers put on nearly 150 in quick time before the first wicket fell to Richard, caught behind by Bob. From there some semblance of order was restored, albeit the innings closed on 247 for 6 in 40 overs, with 2 wickets for Adrian and 1 each for Richard, Andy H and Ciaran with a well taken one handed gulley catch by Den and another by Adrian. Mention must also be made of Earle;s fielding at deep mid off throughout the innings.
After an excellent tea Adrian and Richard opened the Ives reply and after a first over maiden Richard took the game to the bowlers with 50 coming up in only 5 overs of which Adrian’s contribution was 3. However with the score on 92 and Richard on 73 a misjudged call lead to Richard running himself out when a ton looked definitely on. Andy H kept the score ticking along with a quick 19 and Adrian likewise to keep a win in sight. However the increasing run rate eventually became to much despite 26 from Earle and 16 from Den and once Adrian departed for 43 the innings fell away to close on 209.
Despite the defeat an enjoyable game all round.