Headley finished winners in the local derby at another sun baking afternoon at Broxhead. A game with plenty of runs played in an excellent spirit by both teams.
The Shotts were put into bat and soon lost opener Weekes Snr playing on. Skipper John Wheeler and Lucas Hutchinson both played cautiously against a tidy openeng attack of Cuthnell, Canning Snr and first change bowler Hughes. Any bad ball was punished but there were not enough of them and at 20 overs the Shotts were 47 -1. A great base as the Shotts stepped up a gear, in doing so Wheeler (28) and Hutchinson notching is a half century (50) fell in quick succession. Sampson Snr blasted a quick 28 before Styles Jnr (32) and Styles Snr (63) tore into the tiring Headley bowlers in the few remaining overs. Styles Snr in particular playing some elegant shots to see the Shotts through to 220-4 off 43 overs.
After an excellent skipper's tea, the Headley innings followed a similar pattern with the Headley openers starting slowly to Brayshaw Snr and Hutchinson both bowling good lines before Jackson fell to one of three wickets taken by Ollie Weekes (3-42). This however only brought Tom Kiddy to the crease who found the boundary with regular ease to anything pitched up which, the Shotts bowlers duly obliged before falling to Sampson Snr for 81. Kiddy was well supported by Ray who managed to avoid a jug and finish on 49 not out as Healdey won with a couple of overs to go.