The home side got off to a cracking start, taking two wickets in two overs for just one run, the first falling with the first delivery. It was a day where Castlethorpe's batsmen would have to block or play their shots knowing there would be a ball with their name on it. Garry and Matt played their shots and made a fifth wicket stand of 77, taking the Castlethorpe score from 41 in the seventh over to 118 in the seventeenth over. Both played some great shots, including losing a ball with one of Garry's sixes. Garry finished with 62 and Matt with 38 from the final Castlethorpe total of 140 all out in 21.3 overs.
The Radway innings was delayed by a passing shower. Though we saw two forks of lightning at the end of the Castlethorpe innings and heard one clap of thunder, the storm missed us and Radway started their innings before tea. The opening batsmen played their shots against the four bowlers used in those twelve overs and pushed the score on to 58 at the tea interval. After tea they continued to score steadily with Radway reaching the required total in the 27th over for the loss of just one wicket.
The rain stayed away allowing a full match to be played. It was disappointing for Castlethorpe not to secure more points but it was a good match and it was excellent to watch Garry and Matt scoring with such fluidity.
Match report by Sharron Jones