Report by Hal Dare
In what ended up being a 37-over fixture (to give the tea-makers more time), we posted 244/5. This was built from a strong innings from Sasha Barras (98 off 90 balls) and was then continued by 34* (off 35 balls) from Joss Dare and 67* (off 27 balls) from David Harrop.
Aggressive pace bowling from Jamie Dare (1/6 off 4) and astute spin from Dilshan de Silva (2/8 off 4) put pressure on Shipton that they couldn't come back from. FAS won by 67 runs.
Report by Hal Dare:
The 20-over evening game against Slaughters United was an interesting affair. After they thrashed us last year, their opener decided retire on 30. But this maybe wasn't the smartest move, as after this we controlled the game, restricting them to 148/9, thanks to Cliff Dare (2/26) and Harry Houlder (3/22).
In a team effort we chased the runs down with James Houlder scoring 31* and Harry Houlder scoring 30. We won comfortably by 5 wickets and with 5 overs in hand, so perhaps next year the Slaughters batsman won't take quite such an arrogant approach . . .