Sherborne Town CC 243-8; Pilgrims 244-8 (S.Lamb 76*,P J R Reynolds 69). Won by 2 wickets.

After what was a very heavy first night of festivities on the Week, we were glad for the later 2pm start in our annual 40 over fixture against the Town. Taylor lost the toss again and we were unsurprisingly sent out to field. We started off really well with Andrew Nurton getting their best player, who not long ago played for Surrey, out for 10. We continued from there, bowling and fielding with accuracy and energy to have them 107-5 from 25 overs. From this position of strength we let things slip, bowling and fielding loosely to allow the opposition to get to 243-8 from their 40 overs – by no means an exceptional score, but disappointing for us having had them 107-5. 

This challenging total soon became a very steep mountain to climb with us losing our top order cheaply, and at 62-6 we were staring down the barrel of our first defeat to the Town. Thankfully, we were dug out of this deep hole by C.Taylor (35) and then by two brilliant knocks from P.Reynolds (69) and S. Lamb (76*) who took us from 111-7 to 216-8. It was a remarkable come back and a pleasing victory that was later celebrated very hard indeed.