Walking from the cars to the Pavilion was not encouraging, the pitch did not look as though it was going to help our cause. We lost the toss with W&D chosing to bat first and we opened with Reedy and Macca. With the scoring rate nearing double figures a bowling change was quickly made, Baz replacing Reedy, and W&D settled slightly at 8 an over.

Macca struck in the 8th over, bowling his victim for 31 – 61 for 1. It was another 11 overs before the next wicket was taken, Baz getting an LBW decision from Cookie – 108 for 2 off 19.

Hemang replaced Macca and it was not long before this change brought reward as he bowled the No. 4 for 2 – 115 for 3 off 22. He struck again with a Macca catch – 132 for 4 off 26 but the other opener was still going strong, having now reached 53.

G had now replaced Baz but it was Hemang who struck again, this time Oakesy taking the catch, 184 for 5 off 32. His final wicket came in the 34th over when he bowled the opener for 82 – 186 for 6. G got in on the act then, bowling both batsmen – 195 for 7 off 35 and then 209 for 8 off 39.

W&D finished on 213 for 8 off their 40 overs with the Wood not having such a good day in the field with catches being missed and several fielding errors although the uneven pitch did not help.

G and Shaun opened the batting for us building steadily until they were scoring at 5 an over but Shaun was bowled for 23 in the 12th over with the score on 57. G was next to go, out LBW for 27 – 65 for 2 off 17. Hall was caught for a duck – 70 for 3 off 19 and when Baz was bowled for 19 in the 24th over – 95 for 4 – the rot set in with wickets going in successive overs, finishing with 2 in the 29th and we were all out for 108!  A rather sorry tale after the good result on Saturday.

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