After some struggles to find a team, we ended up with 9 men. The toss sadly was lost and the Hogs chose to bat. Our opening bowlers struggled with line and length and with plenty of gaps it was clear we were in for a tough day. The openers both raced along to half centuries but thanks to some tidy bowling from James Vitali the run rate was halted to a mere 6 an over. Harry Fielder came good and took 2 quick wickets and was unlucky not to have their opening bat out on 99 dropped at slip. The very next ball he was taken. We went into lunch with momentum with us.
Post lunch the bowling was without much threat but nevertheless Fred Cave and Lewis Hinch picking up wickets regularly. The Hogs finally declared with 347 the target.
Fred Cave showed his style and class with a brisk 50, his cover drive a particular highlight. However at the other end we could not find a partner for him until Charlie Taylor came in at 5 who played a chance free innings hitting bowlers here there and everywhere. However they both fell and we needed more than 8 an over with not much in the shed to come. So we elected to try and bat out 25 overs with 3 wickets left. Robin Irving and Lewis Hinch stonewalled up until 5 overs to go where Hinch was deceived by a very well disguised off cutter and then Charlie Garnett sadly nicked off and we succumbed with 2 overs to spare.