On another cracking afternoon for cricket a stronger 3rd XI made their way to Dogmersfield. Skipper John lost the toss and the shotts were out into bat.
With opener Charles still en route Allan Jones was promoted to opener with the skipper. It was slow going against the the accurate bowling. As soon as the Shotts tried to attack they lost wickets with Jones,Owen and Sampson all losing their wicket without troubling the scorer. Wheeler held firm and made a dogged 32 with Morris scoring freely for 19 before again being caught with the second one handed catch. The omens did not look good but not for the first time Richard Styles set the tone with a fine 30 for the youth of Grayshott to follow with Lucas Hutchinson scoring a fine 28, sharing a useful partnership with Ben Styles who batted with confidence and remained unbeaten on 48. Tom Waddell stroked his way to a fine 21 as the Shotts finished on 194 for 8 off 43 overs.
In reply, the Shotts needed an early wicket which they achieved but the home team were finding the boundary with ease as the Grayshott bowlers struggled to find a consistent line and length. The old adage of not taking wickets, then change the bowling worked as both Morris and Hutchinson came on and between them picked up four wickets. The Shotts were back in the game which could have gone either way. Ben Styles picked up another two wickets and the Shotts kept up the pressure despite a number of close decisions that did not go their way as the home team eventually won by 2 wickets.