Ben Mason’s best ever bowling figures of 7-35 was not enough to secure victory against visitors Felixstowe Corinthians. After winning the toss and electing to bowl things were looking good, with Felixstowe struggling to get going with just 6 on the board for the loss of three wickets. But a middle order revival saw the score past 150, and only a late flurry of wickets (Ben Mason taking 5 in his last three overs) saw the visitors bowled out in the last over for 170. Newcomer Toby Philips, aged just 13 bowled extremly well without luck, 4 overs for just 14 runs.
Earls Colne’s response was disappointing with wickets tumbling at an alarming rate. Earls Colne were 20 for 7 at one point but some lusty blows and an undefeated 28 from Dave Brooker brought respectability to the score. Sadly we were all out for a very disappointing 63 runs. The small consolation is that we scored maximum bowling points.