Innings of: Doddridge
Innings of: St Michael's
St Michael's guaranteed fourth place finish in Section One with a hard fought 3 wicket victory over Doddridge. Winning the toss, St Michael's wily skipper Ian Geddes elected to field first, and it was veteran all rounder Martin Baker would made the early inroads, removing Horne and Gill, both to catches by Geddes at mid wicket.
A solid third wicket partnership between Dave Slaymaker and Hobbs seemed to swing the pendulum back towards Doddridge, but a late order collapse saw the final score restricted to 141-8, with Baker (4-28) the pick of the bowlers.
The tea interval was much improved by some of Mrs Mary Harrison's chocolate cake. According to Bill Kingston, the consistency was just right, and so a second helping was not amiss.
In reply, Doddridge crowded the bat, looking to put pressure on the St Michael's reply. And the policy seemed to be working with Bill Kingston and Dave Allen caught close to the wicket. But a quickfire 34 from Danny York, followed by Trev Kirby's steadfast 42 not out saw the home side to victory with 5 overs to spare.