A bright late season afternoon, the toss lost again, Ives asked to bowl. Leyhill make a good start and there’s 60 on the board before the 1st wicket falls to Richard (5 overs 1 for 30) caught behind by Bob. Then a 78 run  2nd wicket stand before Adrian (4 for 39 in 8 overs) brings Ives back in to the game and Matthew, who also contributed a  run out, ties down the other end (7 overs 1 for 21 ) and the Leyhill score at tea instead of being 200+ is restricted to 192 for 7.

After an excellent tea Richard quickly departs run out but the run rate is maintained as Phil K (14) and Phil P (11) join Ciaran, before from 67 for 3, Bob (33) and Ciaran put on  a 50 run stand.  However despite Ciaran (51) with his second  50 in two weeks, Adrian (16), Saqib (9) and Andy H (10) keeping the score ticking the rate finally proves beyond Ives as the last wicket falls with one ball remaining and Ives 7 runs short of the target

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