Chalfont St. Giles arrived with an extremely youthful team but could they play cricket! CSG won the toss and decided to have a bat. At first, however, it seemed that the Ley Hill bowlers had the upper hand but with the score on 55-3, P. Plested arrived at the crease. Half an hour later he was back in the pavilion, but with 46 runs from 26 balls to his credit. He was emulated by R. Dean who scored 37 but even so, CSG were bowled out in only 28 overs for just 165 runs. Henry Sussum did most of the damage, taking 4 wickets for 30 runs from 6 overs.
The total required to win seemed fairly gettable, but both openers (Jon Lown and Joe Yerrell) went cheaply, the best scores of the Ley Hill innings being made by Brad Norton at number 3 (30 runs) and James Lagdon at number 5 (34 runs). Then Ley Hill seemed to lose momentum and were bowled out for just 138 runs. R. Dean had the best bowling figures for CSG with 3 for 32 from 8 overs.
As soon as the last wicket fell, there was a concerted dash to the pavilion – abandoning kit on the way – to watch the final overs of the ICC Cricket World Cup/Men’s Final at Wimbledon – which were both being shown in the televisions in the club room.