As the covers were removed it became apparent that the strip was a tad under prepared! Once again the toss was of huge importance and, once again, Ryan called correctly and had no hesitation in having a bowl. 5-3 became 10-5 as batting was somewhat problematic for the hosts. The seam bowlers were queuing up to have a bowl and cash in on the favourable conditions (for bowling anyway). Portland sneaked past 60 which caused little problem. Scott Andrew continued his rich vein of form scoring a valuable 38 as we romped home to a 7 wicket victory.
Next week sees the visit of second placed Clifton for a top of the table tussle and, who knows, hopefully after a week of good weather, a decent wicket to play on.