Saturday’s game at Felixtsowe was played in sunny and breezy conditions, while several games further inland were rained off. Colne lost the toss and were put into bat on a shocker of a pitch. Uneven bounce, slow, plus an incredibly slow outfield meant that a score of 150 might win the game. Wickets fell a regular intervals but a nice little partnership between Oliver Kearin and Mark Harris, plus some late runs from Oakley and James Flood brought the team home to 132 all out in the last over – a far more respectable scoreline than it looks.
After tea, Felixstowe got off to a painfully slow start with just 36 runs scored in the first 18 overs. Two wickets fell in quick succession, but Coleman had other ideas, scoring freely. A couple of bowling changes brought a wicket each for Flood and Oakley, but Coleman was scoring too quickly and the total was reached with just 4 wickets down.
Felixstowe win by 6 wickets. Points 20 – 4
On Sunday, Daryl Sleeman was seeing the ball large, and got Colne off to a brisk start with the bat, but heavy rain interrupted the fun and the match was abandoned after just 6 overs.