You can’t get much more local than Bovingdon, whose ground must be less than a mile away as the crow flies! Bovingdon won the toss and elected to bat. The openers – Ferrousat and Shepherd went for 20 and 15 respectively, but a magnificent 3rd wicket stand of 122 took Hart (69 runs) and Rodwell to a score of 176 before Hart was dismissed caught and bowled by James Lagdon. Rodwell stayed put and was the final wicket to fall with the score on 278 (having scored 116), with the final score ending up as 283 for 6 from 40 overs. James Lagdon was most effective of the Ley Hill bowlers, taking 3 wickets for 71 runs from 8 overs.
In response, several Ley Hill players posted decent scores but no-one managed to get beyond the mid 30s. Jon Lown scored 34, Peter Connolly 31 and Ray McHugh 30. Henry Sussum chipped in with 22 runs but none of the remaining Ley Hill batters reached double figures. Rodwell was best of the Bovingdon bowlers, taking 5 wickets for just 5 runs which made him man of the match in my book.