A lovely sunny day; skipper Paul Green won the toss and decided to bat, opening with fast bowler Chris Morris and veteran batter Ray McHugh. Ray scored a nippy 25 before returning to the pavilion with the score on 109 for the opening partnership, but Chris hung around and got 101 runs off 100 balls before generously retiring. Unfortunately the replacements at the wicket didn’t do quite so well. The next two batters (James Lagdon and Henry Sussum) managed to make 15 and 16 runs respectively, but the remainder struggled to score and 3 of them had ducks. Best of the “also batted” was Freddie Ventham with 7. Most of the damage was done by Fulmer bowler Gibbs who took 4 for 33 from 8 overs.
Fulmer had a disastrous start to their innings. Opener Mani went for a duck when caught by keeper Alistair Rowe off Henry and their Number 3 batter – Sheree – injured his hand and retired to the pavilion with the score on just 4. He was quickly followed back to the pavilion by Number 2 – Manan – who only managed 5 runs before being caught by Paul Green who was fielding at second slip. Number 5 – Nirav – only made 4 before being bowled by Jamie Matyus-Flynn, but then Sheree returned to the crease and the nature of the game changed completely. Sheree had a stand of 162 with Junaid to take Fulmer within sight of the win before Junaid was bowled by Chris for 61. Sheree himself ended up on 87 not out and saw Fulmer home with Aqeel who scored 11. The two Ley Hill opening bowlers took 2 wickets each, their figures being Henry – 2 for 26 from 8 and Chris – 2 for 20 from 8.