We won the toss and chose to bat on the back of a good performance the previous week. We lost Coates after an opening stand of 62 but Woods and Bartlett rallied well both hitting excellent 50s. Some brilliant hitting from Alex Ling put the pressure on further as we kept wickets in hand and posted a good 224/8 off our 53 overs.
Didcot’s chase started well before the captain removed their main threat in his first over as well as a further 2 of the top 5 later on. Some clean hitting from their opener kept the run rate up but he was dismissed off a great spell of tight bowling from Ben Ling thanks to a great catch by Nick Rivett. The game was in our control from then on and Alex Ling enhanced his superb all round effort with 2 wickets and a runout.
Darryl woods came on to snuck another wicket late in to keep his superb bowling average going but unfortunately we were left needing that final wicket for the win which eluded us.
A Great performance against a full strength bowling attack from the side against the top of the table.
More to come this week!