As is customary, Simon Stanway bowled an excellent line and length and found great support from Mo Choudhry who in his first over took his first wicket followed by another in the very next delivery. Stanway then followed up with his first wicket in the third over and by the end of the fourth over, Datchet had been reduced to 4-4.
Choudhry and Stanway continued to take wickets at regular intervals as Datchet found themselves on 34 for 8 with the opening pair sharing eight wickets. A ninth wicket partnership of 30 runs between Chris Peploe and Oliver Birts helped Datchet to take their total to 68 as Harris and Clark took a wicket each to end the innings on the stroke of lunch.
It was now the turn of AJ Woodland and David Burnell to face up on the Datchet wicket. The First team’s opening pair made light work of the chase putting on 57 before Woodland was out ‘caught & bowled’ for 39 off the bowling of Peploe. Burnell finished undefeated on 29 as the First Team achieved its target in the 17th over with a comprehensive win by nine wickets.