Played Saturday, May 26th 2007
Skipper Dave Buchholz won his first toss of the season and decided to bat, steady progress was made and 51 was taken off the first 15 overs for the loss of two wickets.
This brought Will Grindal into join opener Tom Perks and when Perks was out for an excellent 85 28 overs later they had put on an entertaining 199 for the 3rd wicket. Grindal carried on to take the innings to an imposing 263 just missing out on his century finishing on 98 not out. Crowley was the pick of the bowling with 1-37 off his ten overs.
Eckington’s reply was based around openers Rushin’s 64 but he had little support from his team mates with only Crowley (15) and Fallows (17) reaching double figures as Elkerton (10-2-22-3) and Buchholz (5.1-1-17-3) demolised the middle and lower order batting to finish the innings off in the 39th over for 166.