The Stragglers won the toss and elected to bat, the very real threat of heavy rain towards the end of the afternoon leading the two captains to agree to play a 30 over-a-=side match.
Wood and Hands opened the bowling for the Brigands; both bowled accurately and ensured that the Stragglers did not get off to a flier, Wood taking a wicket in his first over with an athletic caught-and-bowled. Indeed, all the bowlers used by captain Jake Peach bowled accurately and were well supported by tight fielding, led by Charlie Peach behind the stumps. As a result, the Brigands were able to restrict the run rate as wickets fell at regular intervals. Bath and Hands ended with two wickets a piece and Wood, Peach and Northwood each claimed one. The Stragglers total of 142 was competitive on a soft wicket and slow outfield.
Brigands’ openers Whittle and Jay made a confident start before Whittle was undone by a ball the rose sharply and was caught a short fine leg. A rain delay followed during which tea was taken and when play resumed Brigands found it increasingly difficult to step up the run rate without losing wickets. Eventually, a heavy downpour led to the match being abandoned at a point when the Stragglers seemed to be getting the upper hand. Adam Jay batted sensibly for his 21 in increasingly difficult light.