Batting first and despite a second wicket partnership of 80 between Dave Dean (35) & James Cairney (60), the batting display was again inept. Having reached 90-1, the batting card, which had more ducks on it than the lake on Arnold park, capitulated spectacularly to 128-7. Had it not been for a battling 36 not out from Graham Waghorn & 17 from Skipper Matt Lowe, the total would have looked very sorry for itself. As it was 168-8 off 45 overs was well below par.
The bowling effort started off very well with Michael Nester going straight through his 12 overs in fine fashion taking 3-26. With Cairney & Jarrod Bell taking a wicket a piece and the score on 67-5 a shock win was still on the cards. But with bowling options a tad thin on the ground and as soon as Michael Nester had finished his spell, wickets became increasingly difficult to come by. The sixth wicket partnership added 80 for Gedling & Sherwood and defeat was therefore inevitable with 4 overs remaining.