The bowling was tight making scoring progress difficult for the home side but they stuck at it doggedly, with the opening stand putting on 38 and not being broken until the 16th having seen off the opening bowlers. Whilst Castlethorpe took wickets every few overs, Dunchurch & Bilton kept the strike rotating and taking opportunities to score runs when they could and ultimately scored 167-6 from their allocation of overs. It should be said that the damp conditions, as play continued through the intermittent showers, made keeping the ball dry and not losing footing whilst fielding pretty tricky.
After tea, Castlethorpe set out to bat, again with dampness in the air that became intermittent showers. The scoring rate was quicker for the visitors but too, sadly, was the rate at which Dunchurch took wickets. Russell was out in the first over for nought and Aaron for nought in the second, which was a hard position to come back from. Ollie Hughes was at the crease for all but ten balls of the innings, a valiant effort, but it was not Castlethorpe's day. It was only possible to accumulate 75 runs in total. Fortunately, our league position was not dependent on the result so though it was disappointing, there was ultimately no consequence to it.