Slapding won the toss and in full knowledge of the batting woes Baston were going through this season had no hesitation in putting them into bat. It did not take long for these batting woes to continue as Davies, the sole positive from last weeks game was caught playing an attempted hook first ball of the innings. The middle order soon followed like a deck of cards and once again Baston saw themselves facing a virtually impossible task of salvaging anything from the game, even more frustrating because the bowling was no more than mediocre at best. Baston finished on 35 from a highly embarrassing 39 overs with no one reaching double figures.
Baston were never going to defend the runs but made inroads immediately as Davies had veteran East adjudged web before wicket first ball of the innings, with the ball swinging the ageing opener had little chance of removing his webbed foot in time. The Sladping batsman did however knock off the remaining runs with ease and stretch Baston’s woeful run this year to nine games without a win. The circus like match was rounded off perfectly as there were near fisticuffs between bowler and umpire. The clash would have been completely justified however as there was no way the batsman was playing a shot and not returning the bowler’s cap at the end of the over…that’s just an out right disgrace.