The Borderers won the toss and elected to bat on a typically glorious evening at Eglingham. Dickon Wood started in his usual statesmanlike manner with no concern for the limit of overs and James Thompson did his best to up the tempo; both fell without greatly troubling the scorers but provided a solid platform. This was followed by some excellent batting by Peter Jeffries, Will Bonas and Max Renwick who all helped to increase the scoring rate, each retiring on reaching 30*. All the rest of the batsmen then contributed with Richard Thomson, Hugh Murphy and the returning batsmen adding a late flurry of runs to enable the Borderers to finish on a total of 184, Pete Jeffries finishing on 42*.
That total was always going to be difficult to chase and Lycetts’ cause was not helped by some very tidy bowling from Tom Solly, Charlie Shirley-Beavan and Rob Pardoe. The slower bowlers in particular, including Pete Jeffries and James Thompson, made it difficult for the opposition batsmen to score quickly, which meant they were always behind the run rate. The fielding was very tidy, Pete Jeffries held 3 good catches and Simon Landale was run out having faced only one ball. That moment was enjoyed by all, including the umpire (J Middleton) who accompanied Landale’s departure to the pavilion with duck noises! Sam Moore of Lycetts did his best to help his team get to their target but ultimately it was too little too late and they finished on 130 for 8 off their 20 overs.