The team were in high hopes searching for their first win of the season against a strong Kingsley side. The outcome was to be partly decided by the toss as when getting to the pitch it was found out that Kingsley had a sufferred a burst water main and restriciting the amount of watering and rolling. This was a toss that needed to be won but as since Toby Joyce was within a 5 mile radius it meant Grayshott lost the toss and were put into bat.
Grayshott were nervy for the first 10 overs but had only lost one wicket while the pitch was drying out, the batsmen seemed to be getting on top of the bowlers with Charlie Fry’s sure fire 30 runs and Jac Mcbride powerful hitting getting a strong 29 with a huge six that almost went at least 80 yards.
However once this pair were out the batting floundered a little 14 runs for the next 4 wickets, it looked like it was going to be another defeat but with some classy batting from Alan Jones getting 15 and some destructive hitting from Chris Brophy not out for 36 left Grayshott with 154-9 for 43 overs slightly below par but was defendable.
After tea the first 15 overs showed how close the match was going to be with neither side really being on top with Kingsley on 39-1. However the middle order batsmen seemed to be turning the screw and getting some quick runs however Raveen Sriharan was turning the ball and got the danger man out just before drinks putting Grayshott in the driving seat with score at 67-2 after 18 overs. This was thanks to Alan Jones having a tidy spell of 0/15 off 7 overs which kept the pressure on. Julian Oosthuizen also put a good shift in with getting the opener out with 37 runs of 11 overs and picking up 2 wickets.
Kingsley had started to pick up the run rate but thanks to Charles Brayshaw getting out the remaining opener and then getting 2 wickets in two balls just missing out on a hat trick. Kingsley reached 113-6 needing 42 from the last 10 overs and the game was going down to the wire.
The win was getable but was not the case as Chris Brophy got another wicket and with Julian Oosthuizen removing Kingsley's last threatening bat leaving them on 141-8 for the last 2 overs. Kingsley realised it was unlikely a win was on but were above the run rate so settled for a winning draw leaving them on 145-8 of 37 overs. The game could of gone either way but both teams battled hard to leave with some points.