Pilgrims 186-8 (H.Cheal 68*, S. Walsh 36: Radley Rangers 134 (H. Lamb 4-22). Won by 22 runs
This was our annual Cricketer Cup warm-up fixture. Despite a terrible forecast, the conditions were fair and the playing surface looked good. We were invited to bat first and despite losing Oliver Calcott early, we got off to a respectable start, losing our second wicket in the 21st over with the score on 82. Simon Walsh contributed 36 of those runs, whilst Will Smibert at 3 added 29. Unfortunately, wickets then begin to fall at an alarming rate and we slipped  from 82-2 to 112-8. It took Henry Cheal and James Vitali to steady the ship- the pair leaving well and the former hitting the short ball extremely cleanly. Together they propelled us up to 186 and, with Cheal and Vitali unbeaten on 68 and 17 respectively, the declaration was made.
Our bowling was far more impressive. Wickets were shared around, with two a piece for Vitali and Theo Cooke and a scalp for Cheal. Pick of the bowlers however was undoubtedly Henry Lamb, who returned figures of 10-3-22-4 with his probing out-swing. Mention also should be made of Charlie Cooke’s three catches behind the stumps on return to the side. So we wrapped up an impressive win in the 37th over, with a victory margin of 52 runs.