Play wasn’t in doubt despite the the heavy rain and it was agreed that Grayswood would bat first.
Grayswood got off to a strong with Cam Kent scoring the majority of the runs in the opening partnership that lasted 4 overs but put on an impressive 34 runs. Aaron Avery was able to dismiss the Grayswood skipper the next over without being able to put a score on for the 2nd wicket. Grayswood managed to steady the ship able to tick along nicely until Aaron Avery proved to be too quick and broke the partnership. There was some brilliant fielding from George Brayshaw but some questionable sliding of the bat to run out Ben Carter which was the end of the counter attack from Grayswood which left them 110-4. The skipper brought himself on and was able to take 5 wickets. Jaime House at the other end was causing havoc and between them only allowing Grayswood 14 runs for the 5 wickets despite the best efforts of the skipper dropping an absolute dolly. Grayswood although down not out though as James Barlow was able to hit a flurry of boundaries to take Grayswood to a slightly under par score but a competitive one of 159.
With a quick turnaround Grayshott got off to a steady start with Tom Waddell hitting a superb shot clipping Kent for 4. The openers were able to see off Grayswood’s opening bowlers. Tom kept managing to keep the scoreboard the ticking over despite the quick falling of wickets. Jaime House was able to stick around for a bit to stay with the steady scoring Tom but wasn’t able to add to the score leaving Grayshott 70-5 bringing the skipper in. This brought some support for Tom being able to help score as well and the run rate was climbing nicely. Tom brought up his 50 shortly after the drinks break and the score continued to climb. Grayswood sensing the game was slipping away brought the 2 opening bowlers back on and shortly after Grayshott’s 50 partnership the skipper was plum LBW for 26 leaving Grayshott 126-6. Just the fillip Grayswood needed as shortly after that Tom Waddell departed for a well earned 67. The rest of the innings collapsed despite some flamboyant batting from Aaron Avery. Grayshott just run out of steam leaving them all out for 136 with 5 overs still to bat.