Due to the inclement weather and a somewhat soft (i.e., a bit of a pudding) wicket, the game was postponed for 30 minutes and overs reduced to 35. Swinbrook batted first and despite losing Alastair Cornah early due to a “virtually” unplayable ball, good progress was made by Andrew Wingfield-Digby and Liam Invine. However, having lost both these and Jack Bullivant quickly, the ship was steadied by what I’d like to suggest was the partnership of the game. Matt Thomas and James O’Driscoll playing an array of classic shots around the ground, with both players reaching half centuries. Callum Dadge and Ryan Clish saw the innings home, with Ryan making 16 off five balls, which we hope made up for the feedback he had received the night before.
After an expensive but somewhat disappointing lunch (well for me anyway), Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3 came into bat and aside from Atif Mohammed who looked to score quickly (however this may have been due to the fact he had to get to London by 6pm), the batters were, quite understandably, looking to play out the game to ensure a losers’ draw, which they successfully did.