The School 221. Pilgrims 161. Lost by 60 runs

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day but an all too familiar tale as we lost by 60 runs to the School. Having won the toss and put the School in we bowled and fielded excellently and had the opposition on the racks at 164-9. However a splendid fightback involving a 50 run tenth wicket partnership saw the School recover to 221 all out. James Vitali and Tom Keane bowled particularly well, the latter getting a well-deserved four wicket haul. 221 was well below par on a flat deck, but tight bowling and poor batting saw us slip to 80-8. A ninth wicket stand of 80 runs from James Vitali and Tom Keane saw us up to 161 but, in the end, it was a frustrating defeat in a game that we could have won. Fortunately we get another chance to have a crack against the School in the T20 on 1st July (Commem).